Great accountants don't just take care of tax-prep and compliance issues. Numbers really do tell a story and today's entrepreneurs are turning to qualified business accountants to help drive success and business profits.
We often think of an accountant as the person that does our tax return or lodges our BAS statements each quarter. But an accountant with true commercial acumen can really make a significant difference in your business and help you.
Strengthening and developing your relationship with your accountant is really an investment in your long term business success.
Here are some examples of how your accountant can add more value to your business.
One area that many entrepreneurs and small business owners undervalue is math. What do we mean by math? The ability to, at any moment, know the critical numbers that calculate whether you are profitable or not.
Startups are difficult at the best of times, but there are some issues that are unique to the world of tech startups. We have broken these into two sections, financial viability and strategic advice.
Your relationship with your accountant should be a long term, trusting relationship. They should have a good understanding of you and your business in order to assist and advise you in the best possible ways. Not all accountants are the same, and it is therefore important that you choose an accountant that is right for you and your startup. Here are our tips on things to consider when choosing an accountant.
Often when we have a tough business decision to make we are at a loss as to who we should get advice from. There is often a fear that professionals have their own agenda so we shy away from asking. Instead many people turn to family or friends. While they might have your best interests at heart, they are often ill equipped to advise on business or finances. This can mean that you get the wrong advice and make ill informed decisions.
A good accountant is vital to your business operations. Not only for planning accounting and tax, but for advice on almost all aspects of your operations. Therefore ensuring that you have a good relationship with your accountant is critical.
So how can you increase your chance of getting what you need from your accountant to grow your business?