Here at Gecinger Tax & Accounting, we understand that your business is important to you, and we want to help you make it the best it can be. Once your business reaches a certain size, you’ll need the help of a reliable accounting firm. In this article, we’ll provide a few tips on how to find the right accounting firm for your business.
- Identify What Services You Need. The first step to finding the right accounting firm is to identify which financial services your business needs. For example, are you looking for someone to handle your payroll or bookkeeping? What about tax planning? Different firms have different specialties, so knowing what you’re looking for ahead of time will help you more effectively target your search.
- Use Your Network. As a business owner, you already understand the importance of a robust network. When you’re trying to find the right accounting firm, use that network to help you. Ask around your local business community to get recommendations on what firms your fellow entrepreneurs have had good experiences with. Once you have a solid list, make sure to also ask the firm in question to see some client references–we at Gecinger Tax & Accounting stand behind our work and are happy to put you in touch with current and former clients, but a firm that hesitates on this point is one you want to avoid.
- Run Background Checks. In addition to speaking with an accounting firm’s client references before you hire them, we at Gecinger Tax & Accounting also encourage you to run background checks on your candidates before sealing the deal. This team will be handling sensitive financial information for your business, so it’s important to make sure that you can trust them.