We're a specialty trade contractor as well. Our annual volume is higher, $70 to $80 million typically, but we don't have all the entities you describe. Our total accounting staff, including me, is 5. In addition, we do have some service related departments that do their own billings and some accounts payable entry, and weak attempts at collections. So, if you include the personnel in those departments that do accounting related work, 7 total.
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Really good question -The "accounting team size" question comes up quite a bit. To answer broadly, the answer is it is going to vary, depending on your exact needs, projected growth of the Company, and complexity. A few points to consider when you're creating your accounting team budget/plan -
At the end of the day, we often find there is opportunity to better utilize resources. This conclusion is not necessarily to eliminate headcount as it may be to re-allocate resources to focus on strategic initiatives. This list is not all encompassing, but should provide you with a jumping off point.
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