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DIY Accounting: The Pros and Cons

DIY Accounting: The Pros and Cons

Managing accounting of a business is not an easy thing to do, especially if you are not an expert- it is recommended to get a professional accountant for the best outcome. In the article below, we will discuss a few key positive and negative aspects on self-accounting.

Here are a few pros and cons for doing accounting by yourself –


Cheap: Doing accounting by yourself would obviously be financially friendly (at first sight), as you don’t have the need to hire an accounting specialist. There are many affordable and reasonable accountancy services, however, it would not be free of charge- as if you were to do it by yourself.

You choose your method: If you are doing the bookkeeping by yourself, you can do it the way it seems convenient and suits you best.
You are the Boss: You won’t have to rely on anyone else- you will always be able to stay in control.


Hard to focus on core business function: When you do the accounting work by yourself, you are limiting your time for planning, operation and monitoring other core aspects of your business. Hiring an accountant will give you more scope to work on those other important aspects.

Erroneous Accounting: Not having a professional involved can result in a very negative accounting situation; as you won’t have access to experienced and knowledgeable accounting advice your business might require.

Welcoming Stress: Maintaining sustainability and ensuring the growth of a business is already a huge responsibility. If you are a business owner and you are willing to execute all the important work of your business by yourself- your life might become a nightmare. You may have to sacrifice your mental happiness and welcome a lot of stress in your life. Do you think it is worthy?

If you want to ensure quality accountancy service for your business, you can contact Plant and Associates and get a reasonable price for accountancy service. Make your life and business better with our accounting service.

Please note that due to Covid 19 restrictions, we can only have one client in a meeting with a staff member at any one time. We will be staggering appointments and staff availability due to this.

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