thanks again for requesting my report yesterday on the 19 Questions a
Business Owner Should Ask Before Hiring a CPA or Accountant. Did you
receive the email and the download link?
If you missed it here is the link to download the PDF where you can open and print it off:
If you read the report already then you know that the BACKGROUND
of the CPA firm you hire is the first indicator of the firm being a good match for you and your company.
The BACKGROUND questions you should be asking are:
a) Succinctly describe your CPA firm and what you try to offer.
b) What is the difference between your CPA firm and others?
c) Do you have public reviews on the internet that I can read?
d) Do you have a specialty or specialties?
e) How big or small are you?
f) Describe your typical client and what you do for them.
g) How do you charge and when do I pay you?
Why are these background questions so important?
Well as a CPA myself I know when you choose or change to a new CPA or accounting firm, they are going to have INTIMATE knowledge of your financial situation, do your accounting or bookkeeping for your company, prepare your taxes and financial statements.
In essence your CPA is going to know MORE about you potentially than your best friend and maybe even your spouse so it's important to ask a LOT of questions FIRST and choose the RIGHT firm and one that will work well with you for many years!
That is why I offer a FREE 30-Minute Consultation where you can call (or call to schedule a time) and tell me about your situation or company, ask me questions and see if it makes sense to talking more about becoming your accounting firm.
All you need to do is call me at 219-462-7544.
I hope you enjoy the report!
Harold Gatlin, CPA