Choosing an Accountant
Written on the 5 February 2013 by Macmillans Waller Fry
Choosing an accountant is an important decision. The right accountant can help you save time, money, and grow your wealth.
Your accountant could have a significant impact on your personal finances or on your business. It’s vital to work with a practice that is trustworthy and experienced.
Everyone knows accountants help with tax, but few know the diverse roles accountants perform. There are many ways an accountant can help you sort out your personal finances or help you grow your business. An accountant in private practice can help you foremost with compliance work and completing and filing your tax return. They can also help you with:
Key Questions to Ask.
When you’re looking for an accountant, it’s a good idea to bring a list to the meeting, to remind yourself of your specific requirements. You should think about what your needs are, what areas of expertise you require and how much you are willing to pay. Your accountant will see that you are serious about your business. Here is an example list which you may consider using:
Above all, follow your instincts. If you are not getting a sense of trust or are not comfortable with the person, chances are that they will not be the best person for the role.
Author: Macmillans Waller Fry