Top Five Things to Look for When Hiring An Accountant

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It is estimated that roughly sixty percent of startups fail within the first three years due to imprudent financial decisions. To avoid this, you want to hire an accountant who can maximize your income, reduce your risks and set you up for long-term success.  

Experienced accountants will monitor your finances throughout the year and maintain an effective recordkeeping system. Whether it is accounting, auditing or any tax-related matter, a great accountant will ensure you are well-informed about any changes and will keep you on track.

To help you find a financial professional that’s right for you, here’s a list of the top five things to look for when hiring an accountant.

1. Knowledge.

You need an accountant who understands the procedures and protocols of the IRS and state authorities and can deal with taxing authorities.

2. Experience.

When you hire someone with years of experience, you get the benefit of those years, and in turn, an unusual situation will not be unusual for the seasoned accountant.

3. Accountability.

While this may seem common, it is not. When you trust your financial information with someone, you want to be certain that they deliver said promise. If an accountant tells you they will complete a task at a particular time, you need to make sure they do. Many tax issues are time sensitive whether it is filing a return, a dispute or an amended return. These matters require someone reliable and accountable.

4. Reliability.

This is a must in the accounting business. Our clients can count on us to guard their information dearly and to be there when they need something, whether it is information for refinancing or prior year documents for business-related matters. Our clients know that when they contact us, we respond immediately and intelligently.

5. Trust.

Our clients trust us with some of the most sensitive documents in their personal and business life. We treat their information with utmost respect. We have taken steps to protect our client’s information and take great pride in ensuring their data is safe and confidential.

For experienced accountants in Bedford, MA, reach out to Brady and Company, P.C. We have close to one-hundred-and-fifty years of combined experience in this field. We offer a wide range of accounting services including auditing, bookkeeping, tax preparation and planning to clients across Burlington, Waltham, Andover, Woburn, Boston, Lexington, Arlington, and the surrounding areas. We strive to gain a client’s trust and will go beyond the standard procedures to ensure that our clients are satisfied.

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