Looking For A CPA? 16 Tips For Finding The Right One
October 23, 2019 by Forbes Financial Council
Whether they’re handling business or personal finances, a good Certified Public Accountant (CPA) can be worth their weight in gold. Most entrepreneurs don’t start their journey with an in-depth knowledge of how to manage and organize business finances, and almost all of us would welcome expert assistance with our taxes.
A good CPA can put you and your business on the path to financial success and even uncover areas where you can improve your numbers. Below, 16 members of Forbes Finance Council shared their tips for finding one that’s right for you.
8. Look Beyond Their Résumé
I once hired a CPA who used to be the top accountant for our governor’s office. He made an error on my income taxes that was $20,000 in favor of the IRS. Thankfully, the IRS notified me of his mistake. Go with a CPA that you have an endorsement from a colleague on. I always say that, as a business owner, the top two resources you can spend your money on are a good attorney and a good CPA. – Sheryl J. Moore, Wink, Inc.