Hiring an accountant is a significant event for you and your business. The right accountant can not only keep you in compliance with the law through proper tax filings, and your financial statements pristine, but can also be the trusted advisor who helps you grow and operate your business successfully over the long term.
Accountants are not “one size fits all”. There are sole practitioners and accounting firms, specialists and generalists, those who keep up with or set the trends in their profession and those who do things the way they’ve always done them. The right accountant for you is out there, but you have to do some investigating to find that person or firm.
It’s important that you ask the right questions before you hire an accountant, rather than finding out when it’s too late that they are not a good fit for you. The free consultation offered by most accountants is your opportunity to ask tough questions and listen carefully to the answers. This white paper provides ten suggested questions for you to ask each accountant you interview, and the information to help you evaluate their answers.