You’ve worked hard building a business over the years and every dollar you spend matters. With your eye on moving to the next level, you may be considering hiring a CPA for your business.

An exceptional accountant can ensure your business remains compliant while freeing you from the tedious tasks of accounting, but how do you find the right person for the job?

Consider asking prospective candidates the following questions:

How Long Have You Been in Business?

Experience matters when it comes to professional services. The accountant you hire should have years of experience under their belt. The unique knowledge and competencies gained through practical work experience are extremely valuable assets. You want to hire a firm with multiple years of financial experience to help better your company’s financial standing.

Do You Have Any Specific Areas of Expertise?

Specific industry expertise is an invaluable asset to seek out in your accountant. By hiring someone with relevant areas of expertise you get advice that is derived directly from experience, facts and inside knowledge specific to your industry.

Are You Readily Available Whenever I Need You?

Will you return my calls in a reasonable period of time, or have a colleague respond if you are unable to?

What Services Should You Consider from Potential Accountants?

The last aspect of choosing an accountant is considering the services the firm offers. By choosing an accountant who offers services you may not need at the moment, you’ll have the ability to move up in the future with an accountant with whom you already have an established business relationship.

If you are in the market for a great accountant, consider our knowledgeable team at Brown LLP. We have over 50 years of financial experience along with strong ties to the business community, providing you with sound advice and financial solutions to grow your business. Speak with us today and find out whether we are the right firm for you.