Questions you should ask when choosing an accountant
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What are your qualifications? Make sure they have an accounting qualification and they are a member of a recognised accounting body.
What licences do you have? Your accountant can only give you tax advice if they are a tax agent, and they can only provide you financial planning advice if they have an Australian Financial Services licences or an authorised representative of such a licence holder.
How long has the practice been operating and how long have you been with the practice?
What kind of services do you most frequently offer small business clients?
Who will look after my business most of the time? What is the size of the practice? Consider choosing a practice comparable in size to your business. Sometimes smaller practices suit smaller businesses.
Can you provide business advice and assist in the financial management of my business? Consider practices that will provide regular financial reports on your business with additional commentary.
What will I get for my money? What is the basis on which fees are charged? Will you be charged for every phone call and also for travelling time?
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