- Do you know anyone who can refer an accountant?
- Is the accountant certified and licensed?
- Are you compatible with the accountant?
- Does the accounting firm offer the services you need?
e.g. bookkeeping, filing back taxes, financial statements, estate planning, payroll services, cash flow and budgeting analysis, etc.
- Does the accounting firm communicate a status update and deadlines?
- Are you comfortable with the payment structure?
Once you decide on an accountant ensure that you both sign an agreement outlining the expectations from both parties.