questions to be asked while choosing your accountant
Why should I pick your firm over any other?
Does your firm focus on any particular industry
or geographic region?
How many offices and partners do you have? That
is, are you local, regional or national?
What experience have you had in my industry? How
many clients like me do you serve currently and
can I call a few for references?
Do you have a public accounting licence?
How do you bill for your services - as the job progresses
or once it's completed? Do you need a retainer?
What is the fee range for jobs such as mine?
Who will work on my assignment? If other staff members
will be assigned, how experienced with they be?
What specific services do you offer? Do you have
access to other specialists if I have special needs
outside your area of expertise?
Do you use the latest technology to ensure that
work is done efficiently and at the lowest cost?
Will you be there whenever I need you?
It helps to know about an accountant's qualifications.
For example, Chartered Accountants must meet the highest
standards of financial expertise, strategic thinking,
business independence and leadership. In fact, Canadian
CAs are recognized around the world for high professional
standards and competency.