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CLOUD BOOKKEEPING

Cloud bookkeeping means I work from my own office using accounting software that is accessible via “the cloud”. Advantages of cloud bookkeeping are:

  • You don’t need a designated office space or computer for me at your place of work.

  • The hours I work are when I’m at my most productive.

  • You have access to me 5 days a week, rather than only when I’m in your office.

  • You can access your accounting information whenever and wherever you are, as long as you have access to the internet.

  • Your files are automatically backed-up.

  • It is very secure.

  • The software is updated automatically

  • The automatic bank feeds will save me time and you money

Security

The main concern expressed by business owners regarding cloud-based bookkeeping is security. While the internet in itself is not a secure environment, the companies that provide cloud-based financial services use security measures that far surpass the level of security a small business might have in place for their network or computer. So in fact, you might say your data is safer in the cloud. Cloud-bookkeeping software providers are acutely aware that their reputation is on the line when it comes to providing a secure service.