Three Mistakes Businesses Can Easily Avoid When They Hire a CPA

Hiring a CPA can be an overwhelming process; so overwhelming, in fact, that many businesses are in such a rush to hire a CPA they end up making mistakes which could have been avoided if they had slowed the process down a bit. Here are three mistakes businesses often make when they hire a CPA:

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Hiring Too Soon in the Interview Process

We all know the interview process can be extremely grueling, and sometimes it can even feel like a nightmare. While the process can be long and drawn out, when it comes to hiring a CPA some businesses actually end up moving entirely too fast out of desperation. Hiring too soon in the interview process could lead you to hiring the wrong CPA to do the job, and hiring the wrong CPA could be just as bad as not hiring one at all.

Not Knowing What You Need

We have all been there, knowing we desperately need to hire a CPA but not knowing where to begin. For starters, if you know you need to hire a CPA, figure out what you need from them and begin to get things in order for them to easily navigate throughout your documentation once you hire the accountant that works for you.

Focusing on Experiences Which Don’t Matter

Some businesses spend so much time asking questions about experience that a CPA has had in the past that they miss the most important questions: what can you do for me? And, how can I help you? These questions may actually help you hire the best accountant. This approach is usually better than simply focusing on past experiences that serve no purpose within your business.

What mistakes have you made in the past when hiring a CPA? Leave your comments below.

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