Our team at Proctor & Assocs. wants to help you do what’s best for your financial situation and help you take steps to improve and grow your finances over time. Whether you need help setting your small business up for success or you just need a little help filing your taxes, the best thing to do for your long-term financial health is to work with an accountant. Like those in any other profession, some accountants will be better at their jobs than others, so we have put together this list of three key qualities to look for in an accountant.
- Knowledge Base- One thing that every accountant needs is a thorough knowledge of financial laws and regulations, and they need to keep their information up to date. Good accountants serve as invaluable resources when it comes to financial decision making, so make sure the one you hire has the necessary knowledge base to fill that role.
- Industry Experience- Another thing to look for when choosing an accountant is experience in your particular industry. While you primarily need your accountant to work with your finances, it definitely never hurts to work with an accountant who is familiar with your particular industry.
- Openness- A third thing to look for when hiring an accountant is openness. By this, we mean that you should be able to feel comfortable asking your accountant about anything in regard to your finances and confident that you will get an accurate and honest answer.