Choosing an accountant isn’t a task to be taken lightly. An online search can be helpful for accountants in your area, but you’ll have no point of reference. It can be helpful to seek referrals from family, friends and associates when seeking an accountant. You’ll want an expert that’s nearby, responsive, and available to answer any questions that may arise. The professional will play a vital role in your business and should be selected carefully.
Know Your Needs
A small business or one that’s newly established will have very different needs than that of a larger and more complex enterprise. It’s important that you take a good look at your business and understand the services you need before hiring an accountant.
You may need bookkeeping, payroll or tax preparation services. An accountant can provide all of that, keep you informed of financial trends, identify inconsistencies, and aid in maintaining cash flow. He or she can also assist in helping you create business strategies, investment opportunities for the future, and a business structure that best benefits you.
Only work with a certified public accountant (CPA) and one with experience in the same industry as yours. The professionals have the extensive training and expertise required to assist with bookkeeping, tax preparation and planning to help you attain your goals.
Narrow down your candidates and set up a meeting to talk with each one. Ask about their qualifications, services offered, and how much they charge. Determine what types of businesses they work with and how they can help your company grow and thrive. One of the primary questions should be their recommendations for saving your company money.
Take your time choosing an accountant. He or she may be an integral member of your business for many years to come. The right accountant for your business will be one of your greatest assets.
At Peavy and Associates PC our mission is to assist you with all your tax preparations, payroll and accounting needs. We provide our clients with professional, personalized accounting services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. Give us a call today (843) 347-0849 and discover why our clients return to Peavy and Associates, PC year after year!