When we think of construction, be it residential or commercial, an architect is a fundamental part of the process.
While most know about their role in the design and planning stages, few are aware that architects also takes a hands-on approach during construction, working directly with suppliers, engineers and general contractors.
Architects do a lot of work for their clients. And those independent architects who run their own firms aren’t just architects, but business owners as well!
As a business owner, there are so many things that you need to be on top of… including bookkeeping.
The importance of bookkeeping for architects
While an architect’s main role mostly revolves around construction projects, they should also be familiar with bookkeeping principles and how to manage the business finances.
Bookkeeping is essential for any business. Effective bookkeeping and accounting:
- Gives you the information to make the right decisions for your business
- Alerts you if things aren’t going to plan
- Provides a comprehensive overview of your direction and performance
For architects especially, good bookkeeping is a must.
With multiple projects running concurrently – each with different suppliers, contractors, and budgets – independent architects need good bookkeeping to stay on top of everything.
Cloud bookkeeping solutions for architects
Do you remember drawing up blueprints before the advent of CAD programs? Or organising suppliers and contractors before Google Sheets?
Yes, technology has certainly made certain sides of architecture a whole bunch easier. And architecture isn’t the only industry that has benefited – bookkeeping and accounting have too!
If you struggle with the numbers side of your architecture business, Maximum Business Solutions has the perfect solution for you: cloud bookkeeping.
Why choose cloud bookkeeping for your business?
- Real-time financial reports
- Automatic updates and data entry
- Integration with different accounts and software
- Remotely accessible
- Off-site backup
- Real-time collaboration with staff and your bookie
- Subscription-based model makes it much more affordable
As one of Melbourne’s best bookkeepers, Maximum Business Solutions has partnered with two of the world’s best cloud bookkeeping platforms to offer solutions to all your bookkeeping needs: Xero and MYOB.
Go for gold with Xero
Ask any bookkeeper about cloud bookkeeping, and they’ll probably talk about Xero.
It’s not hard to see why. As a pioneer of cloud bookkeeping, Xero has more than earned its place as one of the world’s most used and trusted bookkeeping software.
Xero is an intuitive, fully-automated system that you can access anytime and anywhere.
Armed with multiple layers of security, Xero takes the burden of bookkeeping off your hands while guaranteeing the safety of all your data and information.
And as a proud Xero Gold partner in Melbourne, Maximum Business Solutions can help you set up and use Xero for your architecture business.
Whether yours is a one-person-operation or an entire firm, Xero is here to take care of your bookkeeping solutions through its cost-efficient subscription service.
If you’ve ever done bookkeeping by yourself, chances are you’re already familiar with MYOB.
If you’re looking for a proudly Australian owned cloud bookkeeping service that’s trusted by businesses nation-wide, then MYOB is the answer.
Similar to Xero, MYOB is a subscription-based service that can help you with:
- Tracking expenses
- Managing quotations
- Government service tax (GST) tracking
- Invoicing, purchase orders, and payroll
- Profit and loss reporting
Best of all, if you’ve used MYOB in the past then their cloud services will feel like slipping into an old pair of shoes.
Are you an architect searching for cloud bookkeeping in Melbourne?
Choose Maximum Business Solutions for the most effective and efficient cloud-based bookkeeping solutions
When you go online and search for cloud bookkeeping solutions, there are countless results to choose from – 435,000 to be precise!
However, based on our years of experience, nothing can beat the efficiency of Xero and MYOB.
Can’t figure out which one’s best for your architecture business? Don’t worry – in our opinion, you’re in safe hands with either!
If you’re eager to learn how these systems can streamline your bookkeeping or are interested in getting set up with either platform, contact us now for a chat.