Top Five Things to Look For When Hiring an Accountant

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Top Five Things to Look For When Hiring an Accountant by Corey and Associates

Every business needs to keep a record of all their transactions to help their business grow and flourish. This makes accounting a business necessity. To negate the possibilities of errors, it’s best that you leave the job to a professional rather than doing it on your own.

Accountants prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that all records are accurate and that taxes are paid correctly and on time. Accountants also perform overviews of the financial operations of a business to help it run efficiently and assist in keeping CRA audits at bay.

To help you hire the best professional, we’ve compiled a list of top five things to look for when hiring an accountant.

1. Reviews.

Read through reviews on Google and Yelp. Reviews from past clients will help you to get a feel of what their experience has been. An accountant that has several positive reviews will be better at providing accounting services than their competitors.

2. Experience.

“How long have you been in business?” is the first question that you should ask your accountant before hiring them. An experienced accountant will be better at saving tax legitimately.

3. Location.

How long have they been at their location is another important question that you should ask your potential accountant. Check whether the company has a registered address and whether it is a legitimate business. Verify the accounting firm’s address on Google. The duration at a location will also tell about how experienced they are as a business.

4. Year-round services.

Hire an accounting firm whose tax planning service goes far beyond filing a tax return. Confirm that they provide year-round services. Hire someone who is available to assist you as and when you need help.

5. Free consultation.

Is your prospective accountant willing to give you a free consultation? A free consultation will provide you with a better idea about the accountant, whether he/she is professional and courteous, and whether he/she will be able to live up to your expectations.

If you’re looking for an accountant in Hialeah, Miami Lakes, Pembroke Pines, Doral, Palm Springs North, Opa-Locka, Miramar, Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas, reach out to Corey & Associates. Since 1985, our firm has been assisting our clients by providing them with the best accounting services. To learn more about services that we offer, please click here. If you’ve any questions about accounting, get in touch with us by clicking here.