We live in a world filled with choices. Even your accountant no longer has to conform to the traditional path. A remote e-commerce accountant can be hugely beneficial to your business’ growth, so read on and let us explain the e-commerce accountant benefits.
Unicorn Accounting strives to be different. We love accounting for businesses, but we don’t believe it has to be done in the same way it always has been. Business models have moved on quickly in recent years, with e-commerce and global product lines now being standard. New business models need new accounting models. We deliver a service in line with the modern business ethos to help your e-commerce store reach its full potential.
Understanding your Business
Traditional accountants work with traditional businesses, but we know e-commerce is unique. One of the most tangible e-commerce accountant benefits is the deep understanding we have of your business. We know what you are dealing with, with Brexit, COVID, new international sales requirements, supply chains… We can see how your business can bloom and advise you when it’s time to scale.
E-commerce is a complicated sector with lots of red tape to navigate and complex costs to account for, but we have been there and done that. This deep level of knowledge ensures you are always meeting requirements, but also means we will see business opportunities for you before they are even on your radar.
Nine to Five becomes 24/7
With a traditional accountant, you get traditional hours that may not align with your business hours. Or maybe they do, but you are far too busy to discuss accounts within the designated times. With a remote accountant, these hours can be more flexible. With staff around the world, you’ll find it much more likely to find a convenient time for a meeting. We can work around your schedule to make sure things get done at a time that suits you.
Some people still believe that it is optimal to have everyone in the same time zone. This is definitely not the case. When managed correctly, differing time zones are a benefit, not a hindrance. While you’re sleeping, we have staff working. You can wake up to completed tasks; how’s that for efficiency?
Unfortunately, accountants’ offices still tend to resemble a line-up of men aged 30+ in suits. Without the constraints of office politics, we are free to be as progressive as we want. We hire the best e-commerce specialists we can find, with no loyalty to any demographic. We choose the best, regardless of location, gender, or any other marker.
Nice to Meet You
Of course, all e-commerce accountants will need to see you from time to time, regardless of remote status. Using video software to host meetings has never been easier and has some hidden benefits.
It’s always great to see you face to face so we can better understand each other. But we can also share our screen with you to show you what we’re seeing. Or even take control of your screen to show you how to accomplish something you are struggling with. Remote accountants can deal with your queries easier and more efficiently by showing you exactly what you need when it suits you.
You don’t even need to be tied to a location. As long as you have a strong connection, we can hold your meeting anywhere. This is ideal for those who travel or are simply struggling to find a suitable window to drop into their traditional accountants.
No More Paper Trail
The world is on track to become a paperless place. The launch of the Making Tax Digital initiative means more and more businesses are saying no to endless files and switching to a purely electronic system.
As remote e-commerce specialists, we always have technology at the forefront of our mind and utilise it for maximum results with minimal effort on your part. This includes the paper trail. We are 100% paperless and we will help you make the transition if you are still overly reliant on hard copies.
With secure digital storage, there is no longer a requirement for physical paperwork. We will help you transform your finance by moving it into the cloud. We can assure you you will never look back. Once moved, you will find it simpler and quicker to find whatever you need in a flash.
A Shared Ethos
Traditional accountants still rely on traditional methods, but e-commerce accountants are at the forefront of tech. It doesn’t stop with Xero – we have our finger on the pulse of upcoming e-commerce tech trends and can advise you on automation and ways to embrace apps to improve your workflow.
A Chai Latte, not a Builders’ Tea
Traditional accountants still have their place, but if your business is embracing e-commerce and focused on global growth, we believe you are better off with a remote e-commerce accountant who shares your values. We want to empower you to take the next step and ensure you have all that you need at your fingertips.
The best time to start is now.