Because of our clumping economy it is no wonder why more and more companies are having spending cuts. Times are tough so small and large companies alike have to make tough decision in cuttiing cost like jobs, benefits and spending. Usually the financial services market has been stable but now it is obvious that this is affecting it as well. For example, in the Southeast, Certified Professional Accounting (CPA) firms have traditionally maintained a relatively consistent level of business despite economic conditions because of clients who needed financial data compiled, reports generated and tax returns filed. Times are tough so most clients just aren't willing to pay for certain services which puts the pressure back on the accounting firms. Businesses are finding difficult to pay for the ever increasing accounting services especially when the times are tough. Business down because clients have reduced services if they have quit entirely.CPA firms have learned that if they outsource some accounting tasks they can better meet their clients needs and demands while charging less. The typical make-up for a small CPA firm is a few CPA's, a few more accountants to handle the mid-level accounting tasks and of couse support staff. Certain accounting functions can be spread out amongst the accounting firms new outsourcing staff.Most clients like the outsourced accounting because it actually offers them more help through outsourced employees which gives them more attention to the details. As a result, firms specializing in the outsourced functions of accounting have recently seen an increase in demand.