Questions to Ask When Interviewing an Accountant For Your Business

These are some of the questions that you should ask a potential accountant when you are considering hiring him for your business.

  1. Are you a CPA? Do not assume every account this.
  2. Are you licensed to practice in the state?
  3. When and where did you receive a license to practice?
  4. Where did you go to school and what degrees did you earn?
  5. Who are some of your clients? See if you can call some of them and get a reference.
  6. What is your area of specialization?
  7. How big or small are your clients and what size were there when you started working with them?
  8. How accessible are you? Will the accountant be available only on certain days and during certain business hours or will he cater to your business whenever you need.
  9. What professional organization does the accountant belong to?
  10. How active are you in those groups?
  11. What are your fees and charges? Ask to see some current invoices.