I work remotely and in doing so I've experienced a few things to share.
Fact#1 : It is difficult to track hours. Sometimes I find myself working late when I am supposed to be available during the day. I am available during the day always, but there are times when I do my own thing during the day and work on agency related projects at night (If the deadlines allow for this of course). In the end does it matter the time I work as long as deadlines are met and the result is handed in when required? Is there any difference in me working from 4pm-midnight instead of 9am-6pm?
Fact#2: We never keep track of other outside entities like an accountant. If a company hires an accountant they are in fact hiring a remote worker. As long as their required tasks are completed nobody ever goes around trying to track the daily hours of the accountant. We just expect the project to be completed in the desired timeframe and for the estimate discussed.
Fact#3 My work never leaves me. If I feel like tackling my agency work through the weekend (or in bed) I will in fact do so -sometimes not even tracking my hours (I'm on salary anyways).
Fact#4 Great tools create a great experience. Using tools like join.me to screen share has been a horrible experience. Skype may get some trash talk, but I've always had seamless screen sharing without stutter on Skype. Invest the time in a good screen share service/app and remote working can be more enjoyable when discussing and sharing with co-workers.
Fact#5 Communication and transparency is key. Enough said.
Fact#6 I don't need a suit to feel important at my home office. I get as much work done in my pajamas as I would in my suit. If I need to be on a video conference call that day I'll make sure to dress my best otherwise it's PJ time because thats the perks of the job (Kind of like a police officer speeding when they feel like it). In the end it's results that are viewed not the process.