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How to hire an accountant

From the loan application to a tax audit and planning, an accountant will make running your business easier. However, you should know that this doesn’t mean that you should hire an accountant without actually learning more about them and their services.

Every dollar is important for your business, so an accountant can potentially be your company’s financial partner for life and give you more knowledge on how you can handle your business or company finances.

Before you decide to hire an accountant, you need to understand the key areas of expertise that they specialize in for your business needs.

Business Advisory Services

Accountants will have an intimate knowledge of your business, its financial statements, and your current tax situation. They can guide and advise you on running your business, as well as insurance, expanding operating costs, etc.


This is the basic job of an accountant. An accountant will set up and run accounting and bookkeeping systems. With correct bookkeeping, you can evaluate the profitability of your business,  keep track of your budget, monitor expenses, and produce tax returns and financial statements.


An often overlooked area until something is wrong or your business needs a loan. Your accountants should know the basic aspects of auditing that range from preparing financial statements to the actual auditing.

Tax Advisors

This one is a no-brainer and a must-have. Your accountant will assist you with any tax related problems, preparation, compliance, and filing. 

Hiring an accountant is a task that requires time, so it’s best that you never rush the process. Take your time and hire one only when you feel they are a fit for you and your business.

Need some help with your accounting practices? By working with Accounting and Business Partners, you will not only be able to simplify your acounting process, you will also gain the freedom to concentrate on other areas – like generating new customers and growing your business. To learn more about how we can help your business thrive, call us at 727.828.9945 for more information.

About Accounting & Business Partners

Accounting & Business Partners is a CPA firm with an accurate, consistent and timely bookkeeping, payroll and tax departments. We believe that success lies in numbers. However, the drive behind the numbers is what truly matters. That’s why we look beyond the financial statements.

Accounting & Business Partners Team