How To - Select an Accountant



There are many factors to be considered when you are trying to select the accountant who is right for you. Make up a shortlist of at least 4 or 5 potential candidates. Compare what each has to offer.

Come to a conclusion as to which offers the best service for the cost involved. Yom must find out about each accountant. You must see if they are interested in your type of business. Are they keen on the size of your business and the work involved?

If they don’t appear interested, don’t waste your time - keep looking.

Some of the questions that you will need to ask yourself include the following:

  • Does your accountant understand the type of business you operate?

  • Has your accountant had experience in that type of business with other clients?

  • Do you think the accountant is interested in how successful your business can be and can the accountant contribute to that success?

  • Is the accountant experienced enough to be able to offer services beyond the normal. (e.g, can the accountant help you prepare your business forecasts and a business plan?)

  • Is the accountant going to readily available for y...

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