If you want to keep your personal finances or those of your small business in good order, it’s a good idea to hire an accountant to keep track of everything for you. However, not all accountants are equally skilled, so it’s important to do your research and find the right candidate for your needs.

Our team at TaxCom, LLC has extensive experience in the accounting industry, and in this article, we will go over a few key qualities to look for when choosing an accountant.

  • Communication Skills- One thing you should look for in an accountant is strong communication skills. You are relying on this person to explain complex financial matters and keep you informed about the state of your finances, so it’s important that they be able to get the information across in a way you can understand.
  • Similar Risk Tolerance- If you are looking for an accountant to help you with your small business’ finances, we recommend looking for a candidate with a similar level of risk tolerance as you, or at least someone who understands what kinds of risks you are comfortable with and will not push you on them. Running any business involves taking certain risks, and the right accountant can help you identify which risks are worth taking and which are likely to work out poorly.
  • Thorough Knowledge- A third key thing to look for in an accountant is thorough knowledge of financial matters. Our team has extensive experience in small business accounting, and you can count on us to help you do what’s best for your company.