How to Choose the Right Accountant for Your Business
We could talk about why you need an accountant until the cows come home. But what happens when you know you want to hire a firm? Whilst a good accountant will grow your business, a bad one will cost you money. Your accountant will become a valuable member of your team too so it can easily feel overwhelming when making a choice.
So what are the things every business owner should keep an eye out for to make the most informed decision? We've put together a list of our top tips in this blog so you know which questions to ask.
Pick a Qualified Accountant
Ensure that your prospective accountant is fully qualified as the title of Accountant is not protected like some titles. BCT Accountants are proud to be a member of the Chartered Institute of Accountants in England and Wales and staff also have additional qualifications as both Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisors.
Proof of Expertise
Take a look at their portfolio and testimonials of clients. This will give you a good indication that the firm works well with similar sized business or work in similar industries.
In the modern age of accounting, you're probably going to want to hire an accountant who makes the most of the tech tools on offer. From remote video calling to bookkeeping tools like Xero, look out for businesses who have embraced modern technology as this is a clear indication that they are progressive and efficient.
Make the Most of Free Consultation Calls
Getting on a call or meeting up with your potential accountants can really help when making a decision. Not only can you find out more about what value they can bring to your business, but you get a real feel for what it will be like working with them.
Trust Your Gut
When in communication with your prospective accountants, do pay attention to things like responsiveness and enthusiasm for their work. It is essential that you feel like you can build a good relationship with your prospective accountants, so trusting your gut could be a great guide.
Does your prospective accountant provide a rounded experience when it comes to working together? As you grow and develop your business, additional accounting services could become crucial to your success.
Our final tip is to ask around for recommendations from other business contacts to see if they recommend their accountants. If you trust the person giving the recommendation, it can be a hard one to beat!
For more information on what it's like to work with BCT Accountants, get in touch with Catherine today. Give her a call on 01423 431889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.