You’ll have a wide variety of questions to ask any accountant you’re thinking of hiring. While many people feel self-conscious about asking questions, it’s important to remember that he or she will be responsible for ensuring business taxes are completed and filed on time to helping you reach your financial goals. Never hire an accountant without getting to know more about them.

Tell Me About Yourself” Isn’t Intrusive

You’ll want to know if they’re licensed, have any special skills, their work background and experience. It’s an opportunity to learn why he or she became an accountant and the most gratifying part of the profession for them.


If you’ve been using one of the consumer software programs available, you’ll need to know if your software is compatible with the accountant’s. You may have to print out and provide paper documents for transfer to your account if you decide to hire him or her.

Range of Services

Accountants can provide a wide range of services besides filing your taxes. They can provide guidance to assist you in attaining your financial goals, help you in operating more efficiently, and develop strategies for your changing needs. An accountant can be your trusted financial adviser from startup to retirement.

Clients and Reputation

It’s a good idea to find out the type of clients and companies with which the accountant normally works. Don’t hesitate to ask for references and to explore the professional’s social media accounts and website. A good accountant isn’t difficult to locate, but a great one will have earned a reputation for excellence.

Fees, Charges and Outsourcing

How an accountant calculates fees is also a critical question. An accountant is supposed to simplify your financial life, but fees and charges shouldn’t outweigh the benefits. You’ll also want an accountant that tends to your financial health personally, not one that outsources the job.

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!