You’ve done the research, you’ve interviewed several top candidates, and you’re ready to hire a CPA to handle your company’s accounting. But have you really made the best decision for your business? To avoid making a mistake, slow down and consider every possible angle.
Continue reading to discover three interesting things a CPA knows that you probably don’t:
Many hands handle your numbers.
When you hire a CPA, you think you are getting the seasoned financial expertise of a qualified professional. In all reality, if you hire a CPA at a large firm, your CPA probably does about 10% of the work required for your account. The rest is likely handed down to a junior accountant. All of the work undergoes multiple reviews, traveling higher up the ranks, but the initial work is usually performed by the staff with the lowest billable rate.
Sloppy clients pay more.
When you do a poor job of keeping records and receipts organized, it costs you more money. The extra time your CPA (or his/her staff) has to spend sorting through your mess is more cash out of your pocket. If you spend the extra bit of time needed to sort and organize the information before handing it over, you’ll save money.
Not all CPAs are created equal.
Most of them have specialties that make them more or less than ideally suited for your specific needs. Asking about their background, training, and experience will clarify it for you fast. If you’re looking for an accountant for your business, you probably don’t want one who’s focused entirely on trusts and estates for the bulk of their years in practice.
Accounting Partners offers honest, highly qualified accountants and bookkeepers for clients and businesses of all types. We enjoy connecting with our clients before the financial work begins. This helps to ensure that we have made a good match.
So before you hire a CPA, email an Accounting Partners bookkeeper in Duluth, GA now with your most pressing CPA question: firstname.lastname@example.org