5 tips to find the right accountant
Updated: Mar 19, 2019
Finding the right accountant is a time-consuming task where you end up most of the times with a suboptimal outcome: an OK fit, but there might be a more suitable one. At FinanceWise our goal is to make finding the right accountant a seamless experience.
The benefit of finding the right accountant is that both you and the accountant are pleased to be doing business. This enables smooth communication with your accountant, get the information you want to successfully manage and improve your business.
Tip 1: Determine what would make a great accountant
Go to FinanceWise and fill out where you are looking for in an accountant. Specify the services you require, but also tell us a bit about your business and your personal preferences. This way we can introduce you to the accountants you’re looking for.
Tip 2: Be honest in what you would like the accountant to do
Are you looking for an accountant to just cover the basics, or do you want to get more insight into what makes your business the most money and where you could save money? An accountant can offer a variety of services and services levels. If you are clear about what you want, there will be no surprises.
Tip 3: Make sure that all the required services are included in the quote
By making sure all your desired services are included in the quote, it will be easy to compare the quotes from different accountants. And when you start working with one of the accountants there will be no surprises when you receive the first invoice.
Tip 4: Look for an accountant who is excited about your business
Finding a new accountant can be similar to finding a new employee. You want them to match your business culture and share some similar interests. Above all the accountant should be excited about your business.
Tip 5: Ask the accountant to share their thoughts
Make sure to use your accountant as your business consultant. Whenever you come across an issue or a change in your business, your accountant can be a helpful advisor to give you a valuable point of view on the topic. After all the accountant already knows your business and has an incredible amount of experiences with other businesses whether its related to accounting or not.
Applying these tips while looking for your new accountant will save you a lot of time and helps you find a better match.
FinanceWise is here to help you find the right accountant. Our service is free of charge and there are no commitments. We are an independent organisation aiming to make finding a new accountant a pleasant experience.