It’s less expensive to outsource
In-house staff can be far more expensive than outsourcing. At the very minimum you are working with base salary/hourly, employer tax, workers comp, benefits, workstation, hardware, time management, training and much more.
They specialize in the field
You are outsourcing to individuals with the skills needed to provide the service, in other words experts in the areas necessary to support your business. Choosing an accounting/bookkeeping firm primarily on cost is often not the best decision. Look for one that best work with your industry specific requirements
You don’t know what you don’t know
When considering outsourcing, look for the firm that doesn’t “always” tell you what you want to hear. You don’t know what you don’t know, so look for a firm that is a solution provider.
Your time is valuable
Time equals money. Your time is best focused on generating revenue. The time you’re spending doing your own books, or overseeing your accounting department will cost you more money in time than you know. Ask yourself what a few hours of your time is worth?