5 Financial Tasks to Automate This Quarter

February 1, 2023

Looking for a simple way to level up your internal operations and processes so you can scale your business faster? Consider automation. Introducing automation into your business is a game changer.

With the various automation tools available, it no longer makes sense to take up skilled employees' valuable time with tedious tasks that can be easily automated.

Introducing automation into your business can provide many benefits, including improved accuracy and consistency, saved time, and streamlined operations.

In finances, there are multiple tasks that companies can automate. Inside this blog, we’ll discuss the top 5 processes your organization should look to automate this quarter.

Bookkeeping

If you have yet to invest in software such as QuickBooks, Xero, FreshBooks, or a similar alternative, it's time to make the jump. This software is set up to help you finish your repetitive bookkeeping tasks in less time.

These systems help your team automate accounting processes while meeting industry best practices. You no longer must root through multiple files or spreadsheets to find important financial information. Implementing accounting software is the first step in improving the accuracy and consistency of accounting information.

Invoicing and Accounts Receivable

Stop wasting time with sticky notes, popup alerts, or another reminder method to ensure you collect payments on time. Automating your invoicing and accounts receivable is a great way to help your organization get paid faster. You'll also be able to automate payment reminders throughout the process, taking the burden of following up consistently off your team member's plate. 

Look through your chosen accounting software and begin implementing automation around generating and sending invoices, reconciling invoices against sales and delivery records, and providing prompts for reminders to be sent to clients.

Accounts Payable

Keeping a solid relationship with your vendors and suppliers requires your organization to continue to pay its bills and invoices on time. Keeping up with this can become quite an undertaking as this process can have multiple steps to complete the transaction. Multiple steps also mean there is more room for manual error.

Automating your accounts payable can remove the manual work from this process and standardize your accounts payable process.

Payroll

Payroll can be incredibly complex to manage manually, and with automation being available, there's no need to have a team member take on this task completely.  Introducing automation into your payroll process will help to reduce manual errors, save time by setting payroll automation rules, and streamline your payroll process by integrating all payroll information into one central hub.

Expense Management

Expense management is another task that can have multiple tedious and time-consuming steps to complete. Automate your expense management process to save time and reduce any manual errors that can easily occur by managing expenses through multiple spreadsheets and files.

Struggling to determine what next step to take to streamline your finances to allow for business growth?

At The Finance Group, our seasoned financial experts have the knowledge and experience to help your business implement the right strategies and tools to help you meet your growth goals. Reach out to us today to discuss your organization’s top financial initiatives for this year. 

Alyssa Huizenga
Director, Business Development
[email protected]

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