Q: What are the best traits to look for in an accounting firm?
Choosing the right accountant for your business is like choosing a new business partner. This person handles one of the most important assets of your business and life: your finances.
In fact, perhaps no other business relationship has such potential to pay off. A good accountant can be your company’s financial partner for life—with intimate knowledge of everything from how you’re going to finance your next forklift to how you’re going to finance your daughter’s college education.
It starts with big picture vision. Yes, your business bottom line is important, but a really great accounting firm will help make the kind of changes that not only allow your business to thrive, but that it flows to your personal life as well.
A really great accounting firm will help make changes that not only allow your business to thrive, but that it flows to your personal life as well.
Most accounting firms offer tax and auditing services. But what about bookkeeping? Management consulting? Estate planning? Profit First? Will the accountant help you design and implement financial information systems? The right accountant will go beyond tax preparation and work on the elements that impact all areas of your business and life.
And since you will be working so closely with your accounting team, choose one that speaks your language. You need to feel like you can talk to them about anything since your personal and business finances are a very private subject. At Go Figure, there’s no accounting speak. We pride ourselves on being real, down-to-earth, friendly, and trustworthy. There’s no hidden agenda, hidden fees, or BS. We don’t want that in our business; why should you want that in yours?