Are you looking for a certified public accountant? There are many things that you need to consider before you hire a small business accountant for your company. Here are some things to think about while you go through your search process for a certified public accountant.
Why You Need a CPA
The first step is to find out the reason why you need a certified public accountant. This will help you determine who to hire. You need to decide if you need help bookkeeping, QuickBooks services, payroll, tax preparation, preparing financial documents, or financial planning. Once you decide what you need a CPA for, you can then create your criteria to make a decision based off of.
How to Start Your Search
There are a few steps that you should take during this phase of the process. You should first browse online to see who is available in your area. Make sure that while you are browsing online, you check to ensure the person is in fact a CPA. Once you find someone that you like and trust, set up a call to speak with them, If the phone call goes well, make sure to set an appointment to meet in person before you begin working with them. This will allow you to ask them a bunch of questions to ensure they are the right fit for your business.
Questions to Ask
You need to ask your potential small business accountant questions to ensure they are the correct fit for you and your business. You should ask them about their background and their availability. Ask your potential certified public accountant if they can represent you in front of the IRS. This is not very common but can happen. You want to ensure that your CPA can represent you. Don’t be afraid to ask about their compensation requirements. This is important for both parties to understand clearly what will be expected.
If you are looking for a small business accountant or a certified public accountant, give Follin and Associates, PLLC a call. Our team will meet with you and discuss your accounting needs. We offer a variety of services and we have years of experience under our belts. To learn more about our bookkeeping services, QuickBooks services, tax preparation, accounting, payroll services, or anything else that we can help you with, give us a call. We are proud to serve those in the High Point, Kernersville, & Greensboro, NC areas.