A Five-Point Checklist to Help You Hire an Accountant

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A Five-Point Checklist to Help You Hire an Accountant

When every dollar counts, deciding how to spend your money matters and whether it’s for personal finance management or for your business, allotting money for things that are on your priority list is necessary. Moreover, you need to keep a track of where and how you have spent each penny in order to know how much you can spend and where you need to cut down your expenses. However, it is not an easy task and that’s why it’s best if you hire an accountant.

The primary task of accountants is to prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants also perform overviews of the financial operations of a business in order to help it run efficiently.

To help you find the best accountant who will handle all your financial records, we’ve compiled a list of the top five qualities to look for when hiring an accountant.

  1. Personality.

Your Accountant will be working closely with you and have access to your personal and corporate information. Based on your interactions, you will know whether you can trust your accountant with all this information or not. Faith, as well as a good rapport with your accountant, will give you peace of mind and better accounting services.

  1. Experience.

It’s crucial that your prospective accountant has the experience of working with your industry. An experienced accountant will be able to figure out mistakes in your accounts that may land you or your business in hot water if not corrected before you file your tax returns.

  1. Flexibility and Location.

Do you have to bring all your information to them? Or will they come to you? Is it convenient for you to travel to meet them and for them to travel to meet you? An accountant should be open to working with a client who has a busy schedule. Moreover, an accountant’s location should be such that he can be easily approached.

  1. Availability.

Can you reach your accountant when you have a question? Ensure your potential accountant is available easily by phone, email or in person as and when required by you. Hire an accountant who keeps you updated about your accounts.

  1. Tech Savvy.

Does the accountant use technology to make your life easier? Does he or she secure online transfers of files? These days, it’s as important for an accountant to be as good with technology as they are with numbers. A meticulous accountant will keep all your data secure with passwords and other safeguards.

If you’re looking for the best accounting services in Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Vaughan, Etobicoke and the greater GTA area, get in touch with Just Make Cents. We provide the best corporate tax services, financial statement preparation, bookkeeping and personal tax services. Using our wealth of experience, we assist our clients in managing and growing their business and personal net worth.

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