Choosing an accountant can be harder than buying a new pair of shoes.
November 13, 2011 | By Nimbus |
There is a large selection of accountants to choose from, qualified, not qualified, good, bad, and the ugly. How should you choose yours?
Most accountants offer different services and your search should be based on matching your needs with their skills. What do you want from your accountant, what do you need from your accountant and will they be cost effective.
Once you answer these questions you would be able to search for an accountant that best matches your requirements. We would recommend choosing three accountants and having a discussion with each one to compare them. We suggest you select a few tax planning questions to ask each accountant and to see what advice you receive.
We suggest you find an accountant who can offer you an all-inclusive package, no hidden costs and a fixed price. Make sure you get an engagement letter that details everything that is included in your fixed fee.
It makes sense to select a forward thinking accountant, one who is proactive and wants to help you and provide value for money. Make sure they are up to date with the current legislation, offer support for online software, Skype meeting facilities, contactable at any time and most importantly appoint an accountant who is qualified. A qualified accountant will provide you with the reassurance that they follow a strict code stipulated by their professional body.
If you are looking to change accountant or you are starting out in business, we would recommend Nimbus Accounting, of course we would, but we really provide a value added service to our clients. Contact Nimbus today to talk to an accountant who wants to help you.