our Accountant is one of the most important members of your team, so choosing the right person is an extremely important decision.
Start by talking to people you know and trust – your lawyer, banker, realtor and other business owners that you deal with. Ask who they use and why. Ask how their Accountant has assisted with their business, do they provide good advice? Are they reliable? Do they respond to questions in a timely manner?
Consider the range of services offered by the Accountant; many specialize in one or two areas and that may not be enough for your business. Does the Accountant offer bookkeeping services? Payroll Services? GST/ HST filing? Do you need assistance with budgeting and cash-flow planning? You don’t want to have to engage the services of multiple people to meet the needs of your business.
Having more than one person to assist you to manage the financial requirements of your business provides you with little benefit and you will waste time (and money) trying to communicate your needs and information to several parties.
What about communication? Does your Accountant speak to you in a clear, concise manner? Do you understand the message that they are trying to deliver?
Finally, do not choose your Accountant based upon price! The $100 you save today could cost you thousands of dollars down the road.
As you can see, there are a great number of considerations when choosing the financial professional to assist you in your business, take your time and find the right partner for your business.
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