Choosing the right accountant is an important step for your business. Here are some basic guidelines and questions that you may want to consider when conducting your search, as well as resources for referrals.
- Find an accountant that specializes in the business structure you choose for your business.
- Ask for references from clients in your industry and in your size range. Check their qualifications by finding out their education background and whether they are a member of professional organization such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Is the fee acceptable to you? Firms offer hourly rate as well as fixed fees for services.
- Most accountants perform the following services:
- Financial Record Keeping
- Start Up Service
- Tax Preparation
- Tax Planning
SF Small Business Development Center
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
National Association of Small Business Accountants
The Internet Directory of Tax Professionals
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Phone: 415-554-6134 Office Hours: M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM