CANTON, OH (February 28, 2022) — 415 Group, a leading accounting firm that for 40 years has been helping Northeast Ohio companies grow their businesses, today announced the creation of a virtual accounting solution that provides small- and medium-sized businesses with a professional alternative to their accounting departments — for less than the cost of an in-house bookkeeper.
The new division, called 415 Access, provides the full complement of bookkeeping services — including AP/AR, payroll services, expense management — along with controller- and CFO-level services that provide long-range strategic planning to help clients reduce costs, increase revenue and evaluate growth opportunities.
“We are pleased to be making this new service available to the local business community,” says 415 Group Managing Partner Rich Craig. “So many small- and medium-sized businesses have been coming to us asking for an affordable, outsourced accounting solution to take the burden of bookkeeping off their shoulders — and give them peace of mind that their books are going to be done accurately and on time, with no more worries.”
Created for growing businesses
415 Access was created specifically to serve business owners looking to grow their operations, even if they currently have only one employee, says Tim Bradshaw, Director of 415 Access. “And it’s very affordable,” he says. “Our basic plan starts at just $1,000 a month, which is less than the cost of most in-house bookkeepers.”
Bradshaw, a highly experienced financial expert who has owned and run a business himself, explains that Access provides three different service plans — Access Essentials, Access Premium and All-Access — each customizable to fit the needs of both new and established businesses, no matter what stage of their growth cycle they’re in. “Plus, you can upgrade or change your service level at any time, for any reason, as your business grows,” Bradshaw says. “It’s super flexible.”
Moreover, it’s easy for any business to get started.
A highly skilled and responsive team
“We hand-pick a team of CPAs, QuickBooks pros and former business owners to handle every client engagement,” Bradshaw says. “We bring together a team of experienced people to get you onboarded, review your financials and set you up with a customized set of services to fit your needs. From there, it’s a partnership. Each month, you get a detailed financial reporting package that tells you how your business is doing. And we’re always available to offer advice.”
Beyond bookkeeping, Access also provides controller-level and CFO-level service plans.
“We can easily scale as you grow,” Bradshaw says. “Let’s say you find yourself in a place where you’d like to have help with budgeting and cash flow analysis. We simply step you up to the next level. Or maybe you’d like some strategic planning assistance, take advantage of our CFO-level services to help grow revenues, reduce costs, grow your bottom line. We can give you access to all the expertise you need to succeed.”
The overarching goal, Bradshaw adds, “is to help put your business on a path to growth.”
415 Access, the outsourced accounting division of 415 Group, provides professional bookkeeping and advisory services to small businesses and nonprofit organizations for a fixed monthly fee. The division acts as a virtual accounting department for its clients, providing everything from basic bookkeeping services like payroll and bill pay to Controller-level and CFO-level services such as budgeting, cash flow management and strategic planning. Learn more at https://www.415group.com/access.
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