Finding a Good Accountant
Who Understands Your Business
While there is no shortage of accountants in the world, not all accountants are created equal. Every business is different, and you need to be sure that your accountant properly understands the needs of your business if you want to be successful. Outsourcing your bookkeeping is a big risk. You can’t do everything by yourself and at some point, you’ll likely need a professional to manage your books so you can focus on more important matters. But you can trust just anyone with that responsibility. Here are a few tips on finding a good accountant who will help you succeed:
Find an accountant who understands your industry: Every industry is different and not all accountants are fit to understand the nuances of every business. An accountant with experience primarily in real estate may not be the best to handle a restaurant and vice versa. It’s important to look for a tax professional with experience in your industry or at least an understanding of what is needed.
Find an accountant who understands your tax needs: No two businesses are the same and to find a good accountant you’ll have to know what kinds of tax services you need. If you are a company with 50 employees, you will need an accountant who understands payroll tax. If you’re a solopreneur who travels extensively, you will need someone adept at tracking expenses and calculating possible deductions. You will likely need a variety of services from your accountant and it’s best to have a handle on what you need before seeking out a professional.
Find an accountant you trust on a personal level: You don’t have to be best friends, but it’s important to find an accountant you feel you can trust. You should at very least have a good report with your CPA because you’ll be communicating with them a lot. If you have to grit your teeth every time you make a phone call, it’s wise to look for someone else.
Finding a good accountant when outsourcing your bookkeeping is tough, but not impossible. Give us a call at Marocola Elite Solutions if you want to expedite the process and book a consultation with a team of accountants who will check all these boxes.