The only way to get ahead of your accounting department's workload is to document your internal procedures and build your organization in a way that would allow for it to operate without you. Now, a lot of people may be asking, "if I did that, what would the company need me for?" That is just the kind of thinking that is holding you back. On the contrary, if your organization is dependent on you, then it is also limited by your abilities and availability which may be why you are currently working so much and watching your personal life go by out of the window of your office. Read the book "The E-Myth Revisited." The accounting department is the transaction hub of any organization and it is essential that it operates as efficiently and effectively as possible to ensure the ability of your company to scale. Work hard on bridging the gaps between tribal knowledge and global, world-class thinking…and then you may be able to go play a little!
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