5 Traits to Look for When Hiring an Accountant

Accountant Melbourne

Starting your own business is a tall order. Keeping it afloat is even more difficult. Luckily, having a qualified accountant by your side can help you take the world by storm and scale new heights of success. However, when it comes to hiring accountants, Melbourne has a large pool of options to choose from – and this is where Opulent Accountants comes in.

More often than not, business owners focus too much on the technical expertise of a candidate that they completely disregard the qualities that may or may not make them a great fit for the enterprise. 

Therefore, to help you make the right choice for your business, we have explained the five most important traits that all accountants in Australia should ideally possess. 

Professional Competence and Due Care

A good accountant must follow the applicable technical and professional standards to ensure their client is receiving the best financial service. In other words, they should be good at what they do and help their employer grow their business.  

Integrity

They must be straightforward and transparent in all business dealings. Since they are responsible for the long-term viability of your business, accountants must be professional and fair at all times.

Objectivity

Accountants must remain unbiased and not let conflicts of interest cloud their judgment. They should also be able to work objectively without being influenced by any external factors. 

Confidentiality

This is one of the most important qualities of good accountants. Melbourne to Darwin, all businesses expect their accountants to keep their financial details private. Hence, an ideal applicant for an accountant would maintain confidentiality at all times.

Professional Behavior

Lastly, this trait refers to the ability of an accountant to always stay on top of their game. They must also comply with the Australian Accounting Standards Board and follow the International Financial Reporting Standards.

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has also included these traits in its Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.

Find the Best Accountants in Melbourne 

Whether you are a young entrepreneur or seasoned business owner, the team of accounting professionals at Intuitive Accounting can help take care of your books so you can focus on growing your enterprise. Our accountants are highly qualified, professional, and experienced. Moreover, they will always maintain objectivity, confidentiality, and integrity. 

So, are you looking for brilliant accountants? Melbourne residents and those in other cities can contact us today to learn more about our bookkeeping and financial management reporting services.

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Moumita Ghosh
Moumita Ghosh
2020-11-18
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We've been meeting Dayan for years now and he is great with his advice and is very knowledgeable and pragmatic. We recently used his services to get the home loan for our house and he and his team went above and beyond to get us the best possible deal. Ishara in his team was super communicative and responsive in following through and made the process very easy for us. Highly recommend them!
Cara Neela
Cara Neela
2020-10-24
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Dayan and Hasi are wonderful, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them! They went through all with a fine tooth comb to ensure all was correct. Thanks to you both and the Opulent team!
Jason Barry
Jason Barry
2020-09-29
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I was looking for a different accountant and was recommended to Opulent Accountants. I have been blown away with there service. I wish I moved accountant sooner. Platinum Plumbing Enterprises P/L
Afshin Koohestani
Afshin Koohestani
2020-09-10
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Uditha Illeperuma
Uditha Illeperuma
2020-09-08
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Opulent Finance gave professional advice for my unique home loan requirement. They respond quickly with the proper information. The process was smooth and I felt comfortable to deal with the team. The team is friendly and professional to deal with. Highly recommended for any one looking for finance.
Dinesh Fernando
Dinesh Fernando
2020-09-03
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Very happy with the service provided in getting my tax returns done. Mr. Dayan is very helpful and professional and has extensive knowledge in his field of expertise. Highly recommend if you are looking for a hassle free and prompt service.
Ronald Turner
Ronald Turner
2020-07-16
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Opulent were absolutely fantastic to deal with, they are competitively priced and incredibly proactive and friendly. For me I have been much better off using their fantastic services as opposed to doing tax returns myself. Sum was amazing, incredibly knowledgable and super friendlyI'll certainly be back with Opulent next year
Milinda Wickramasinghe
Milinda Wickramasinghe
2020-07-05
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Opulent team has been fantastic and it has been truly a pleasure dealing with the team for more than 10 years. Dayan and Ishara have gone above and beyond to assist and communicated with me even when I was overseas. Excellent service has being provided in a professional and timely manner. I would highly recommend the team.
Chami Ranaweera
Chami Ranaweera
2020-04-28
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I have been working with Dayan last 9 years. All of my loans, refinance and tax are done through Opulent.Dayan and his team including Ishara are very helpful and easy to deal.
Edmund Lobo
Edmund Lobo
2019-12-02
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We were new entrants to the cattle farming scene. All the rules and regulations surrounding primary production can be very confusing. The team at Opulent Accountants walked us through all the steps, set up the necessary ABNs and Company / Trust accounts, filed the related pending BAS and Tax returns, and is currently keeping us up-to-date with all ATO related transactions. We recommend them highly to all.