The importance of hiring a good accountant for your business
Choosing the right bean counter
A great accountant can make a difference to the underlying profitability of your business, as well as its future success. So choose your accountants wisely – especially as it's so hard to break up with a bean counter once they are filing your tax returns and looking after your accounts. Donna Stone, founder of bookkeeping service Consulting & Bookkeeping, says most accountants have the same skills and expertise. "The difference is about how they do business, their customer service practices and the extras that make them stand them out from the average. "When looking for an accountant, don't just go for someone who is simply geographically handy," she says. "A better way is to ask around and get referred to a good one, who may be in your suburb, but maybe not. Look for a recommendation from a person who you admire as a successful person in business.
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