Remote working is on the increase. It’s a mode of working that makes sense for a lot of businesses; by encouraging a work-from-home culture, it’s possible to save money on overheads, retain valued staff and accommodate a more flexible work-life balance. Accounting work from home has its own challenges, but with the right financial software, it’s simple to facilitate. Read on to find out how!
Access your accounts from home
With a cloud-based accounting system from AccountsIQ, doing the accounts from home is easy. There’s no software to install or extra equipment to buy. All you need is access to the internet and a PC, laptop or other wifi-enabled device. So, whether you’re working from home every day, or simply as a one-off when the trains are cancelled, you’ll always be able to get the job done. Workers logging in will have instant access to the live system, so colleagues can work together and access the same data, collaborating even when they’re miles apart.
Accounting on the move: the AccountsIQ mobile workflow app
Being a cloud-based system, users can log in to AccountsIQ and access their accounting data from anywhere, whether that’s a desk at home, or on a tablet or laptop on the move. In fact, if you travel a lot and need to access your accounting system from a mobile device, the new mobile workflow app from AccountsIQ will make your life a lot easier. You’ll be surprised at how much time you can save, and at the increase in efficiency and productivity for your business, when you don’t have to wait until you get back to the office before approving an invoice or a Purchase Order.
Keeping your data secure
If your staff are doing accounting work from home, you may have concerns about the security of your financial data. There are measures you can take to maximise security and maintain confidentiality when employees work outside the office:
- Access control allows you to control the level of access each user has to the accounting system. For home workers, you can restrict permissions or limit access to what’s strictly necessary to get the job done.
- Built-in security protection is a feature of AccountsIQ cloud-based software. Protected by firewalls and updated automatically, you can be sure that your data is better protected than with an in-house server.
Support when you need it
Working from home isn’t the same as being in a big office; there’s no in-house IT support to call on when things go wrong. But that doesn’t mean that home workers are at a disadvantage. With fast and friendly customer support from AccountsIQ, your accounting issues will be resolved swiftly, wherever you’re calling from.
Find out more about AccountsIQ
Want your staff to do their accounting work from home or as they travel? If so, AccountsIQ Cloud accounting software has all you need to enable remote working and boost productivity for your business. Contact us to discuss your requirements or request a demo of our cloud-based accounting software.