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7 Things You Should Know Before Hiring An Accountant

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE HIRING AN ACCOUNTANT What You Get for Your Money 1 Accountants for small businesses can help you with everything from day-to-day bookkeeping to representing you in a tax audit (if they have the proper accreditation). Do You Really Need a CPA? A certified public accountant (CPA) is an accounting professional who has a college degree, has passed a professional exam, and has met state licensing requirements. Ask for Referrals From People You Trust 3 The best way to find an excellent accountant is to ask colleagues and friends for referrals. You can also find CPA Ilistings online on the website of the American Institute of CPAS (AICPA). Shop Around It's a good idea to talk to at least three accountants or accounting firms before choosing one. Remember that professionals work for you; Check Their References Ask potential accountants for client references, particularly from clients in your industry. If you are considering CPAS, AICPA has links to all the state CPA registries. Find Out How Responsive They'll Be 6. There is nothing worse than placing your finances in someone else's hands only to find that he or she doesn't return calls quickly or doesn't provide adequate information when you're under the gun. Get Clear About Rates 7 The last thing you want from an accountant is a surprise when the bill arrives. Make sure you understand their fee structure and get estimates for the monthly costs for the services you need. MC [email protected] +1 (877) 761-9996 MY ACCOUNTS CONSULTANT

7 Things You Should Know Before Hiring An Accountant

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On the day your small business gets big enough to hire an accountant, you may relish the thought of delegating this responsibility to someone else. At the same time, the decision is nerve-racking, sin...



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