<img src="https://certify.alexametrics.com/atrk.gif?account=YiINr1zDGU20kU" style="display:none" height="1" width="1" alt="">

AcctTwo Blog

SaaS Accounting: Technology Is Great, but It's Nothing Without the Right People

It's next to impossible to overstate how much technology has (and will) change the face of business. But what is just as remarkable is how crucial the human element remains in offices around the world.

Advances in automation, big data, machine learning, and sophisticated analytics promise to make the impossible accessible. What these technologies will not replace, however, is highly-trained professionals with extensive experience and expertise in SaaS accounting.

Topics: FAO bpo BPaaS Managed Accounting Services (MAS)

The Industry is Evolving to Embrace Managed Accounting Services

The definition of "accountant" is different today than it has been at any other time in history. Traditionally, these professionals were labeled as bean counters and number crunchers. The work they performed was essential, but it did not rise above the level of administration.

Topics: FAO bpo Managed Accounting Services (MAS)

How Managed Accounting Services Empowers You to Thrive with Fewer Accountants

Corporate accounting practices have always been under scrutiny, but in recent years, regulators have stepped up their efforts and looked a lot closer at enterprises regardless of size or vertical. In response, these enterprises have had to bring accountants onboard with the technical expertise to ensure compliance and establish internal governance.

Topics: FAO bpo Accounting BPaaS Busines-Process-as-a-Service

Staffing Your Finance and Accounting Department

"If only I had the right people..."

As a small or mid-sized business owner, how many times have you said that phrase to yourself or to others? This concern applies to all areas of your business, but can be especially challenging to the entrepreneur trying to build a quality accounting team because they often times lack the background, expertise, or patience to hire their own accounting department. Not only is it costly and time consuming to find the right people for this critical department, but there's also the challenge of finding the the right balance of skills versus costs. This balancing act becomes even more difficult when trying to staff a small department. How do you staff half of a controller, one quarter of a cash applications person, and one quarter of an accounts payable person, while still providing the accounting expertise for the future? This is never an easy task, even if you can find a qualified person willing to split tasks among different levels of work.

Topics: FAO bpo F&A outsourcing Outsourcing BPaaS Staffing

Changes in the Accounting Profession and How They Affect Your Business

As the Demand for Accounting Professionals Increases, How Do You Keep Your Business Moving Forward?

AcctTwo is not just the overall Business Partner of the Year as a reseller and implementation partner for Intacct's best-in-class ERP software. We also provide Business-Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS), known to some as Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) or Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), where we take on part or all of a midsize company's finance and accounting function. As the COO at AcctTwo, I've spent a great deal of time building our BPaaS team, and I can tell you from experience that finding and keeping great accounting talent is no easy task. A quick search on the internet will tell you that it's not just my problem - it's an industry trend.

Topics: FAO bpo Outsourcing Accounting BPaaS

How Your Organization Will Use Technology-Enabled Outsourcing - an HFS Research Report

A new report by Phil Fersht and Charles Sutherland of HFS Research (BPO on the Brink of a New Generation: Technology Transformation) substantiates something that we at AcctTwo have based our business on: technology-enabled outsourcing is a game changer for businesses.

Topics: Blog accounting software business process outsourcing finance and accounting outsourcing FAO bpo Outsourcing accounting process outsourcing Automation and Workflow technology-enabled outsourcing hfs reports Featured Posts Consideration

Ephor Group Chairman Garry Meier Talks About Lessons Learned in the New Economy for SMBs

Ephor Group Chairman Garry Meier Talks About Lessons Learned in the New Economy for SMBs, AcctTwo CEO Marcus Wagner talks about business process outsourcing for SMBs, Intacct Channel Executive Peyton Burch talks about the benefits of Intacct's on-demand accounting and financial management system.

Topics: Blog middle market shared services back office management reporting FAO information systems Intacct Professional Services Industry CFO F&A outsourcing SaaS Outsourcing accounting outsourcing Intacct Media Coverage Software as a service controller outsourced finance and accounting internal controls Cloud computing outsourced back office Videos Accounting compliance bookkeeping

Size Doesn't Matter

I've had many conversations with people about business process outsourcing (BPO) and finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO), and whether a company is either too big or too small for outsourcing to make sense. Some people take the position that smaller companies should outsource, but will get to a certain point where they should really bring their accounting function in-house.

Topics: Blog outsourced accounting middle market shared services back office FAO CFO F&A outsourcing Outsourcing accounting outsourcing controller outsourced finance and accounting outsourced back office Accounting Featured Posts bookkeeping

Here's a Head-Scratcher - The Value of Audited Financial Statements

I met with a banker yesterday from one of the top 3 big national banks. We were introducing him to AcctTwo and our business process outsourcing services for small and medium-sized companies. We thought he would appreciate knowing that his clients could use AcctTwo to generate more timely and accurate financial and management reports, and his bank would get their required financial statements and borrowing base covenant calculations much faster.

Topics: Blog outsourced accounting shared services back office management reporting Fraud FAO CFO Taxes F&A outsourcing Outsourcing accounting outsourcing controller outsourced finance and accounting outsourced back office Audit and Internal Controls Accounting bookkeeping

What Is The Total Cost of Ownership of Your Finance and Accounting Function?

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the total cost of ownership of your accounting software. As I pointed out, there are many more hidden costs of owning and operating your own enterprise accounting software than many people realize. If you haven't read that post, you might want to read it first, as this post builds on the concepts already introduced there. This post discusses the total cost of ownership of the entire finance and accounting function, including the enterprise accounting software and all the other costs.

Topics: Blog outsourced accounting accounting software shared services back office FAO Software Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) CFO F&A outsourcing Outsourcing accounting outsourcing Software Evaluation controller outsourced finance and accounting outsourced back office Accounting Featured Posts bookkeeping total cost of ownership