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How to staff for your busy season

Learn how much your firm can save by hiring temporary, remote employees. This downloadable infographic takes you through the cost savings of hiring a remote, temporary employee using cloud hosting; enabling your employees to work efficiently and securely in the cloud.

First, let’s look at how much Tax Accountants are paid, on average in the U.S.

Average base pay is $55K/year and:

  • 25% of an in-office workday is spent on non-productive activities.
  • 67% of workers said they feel more productive working at home.

Un-accounted costs

  • On average, an in-office employee costs $700 per month on IT + $200 per year in office supplies alone. That’s 15% over their average annual salary.

We did the math

Now, let’s look at the numbers. Using industry averages, we’ve calculated how much a 55K salaried new-hire would cost in comparison to an existing employee working overtime hours, and finally, in comparison to a temporary employee who works remotely.

New vs Overtime vs Temporary Staffing

XYZ Tax Practice is considering hiring another accountant to handle the influx of work between Jan 1 – Apr 15.

The Partners of XYZ Tax Practice must decide whether it would be more cost-effective to hire an additional employee, pay their current employee overtime to get the work done or hire a virtual accountant to get the work done remotely.

  • A temporary, remote employee costs 50% of what it would cost to hire a new employee.
  • A temporary, remote employee costs 40% of what it would cost to require existing employees to work overtime.

If you’ve made it this far… It’s obvious that hiring a remote, temporary employee is the most cost-effective way to make it through the busy season. So, how do you ensure the sensitive files that they are working on stay safe? That answer is easy: Right Networks. By setting your employees up with a Right Networks subscription, you can ensure that your QuickBooks Desktop is backed-up, synced in real-time, automatically updated, and secured. Plus, you can scale the number of subscriptions your firm owns based on the size of your staff.


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