How to Find the Right Accountant for Your Business

finding the right accountant for your business

Running a business is a full-time job that requires all of your time and attention. You can put your full energy into operating your business by outsourcing things like accounting.

If you’re looking for an accountant for your small business, here are some things to keep in mind so that you find an accountant that is the best fit for you:

Figure Out Your Needs

Are you looking for basic bookkeeping and tax returns, or do you want an accountant who can provide additional business auditing and consultation services? It would be a good idea to identify all of your needs to find an accountant who understands your organization best.

Check their Qualifications and Services

Any accountants you meet with should have the relevant qualifications. They should belong to at least one professional accounting body, such as the CPA Australia or the Institute of Public Accountants. They should also have a degree in finance, accounting, and business. Additionally, you should consider the quality of their services and whether you feel satisfied with the services they offer.

Ask for References

An excellent way to know if an accountant is a right fit for you is by speaking with their references. Be sure to call up references or visit other businesses that the accounts represent and ask these people if they are satisfied with the accountants’ performance.

Compare Service Charges

You need to find an accountant that fits your budget and can do the work you need for a specific charge. It would be good to ask different accountants about their charges and compare their rates to find the best fit for yourself. Some accountants charge for their services per hour, whereas others charge a fixed monthly retainer.

Are They Up-To-Date with Accounting Software?

Almost anybody could handle a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. You want to look for an accountant that is up-to-date with all the latest accounting software in the industry. Accounting software like QuickBooks and Xero make an accountant more productive and offer a whole host of benefits.

Looking for the best accountant in Melbourne?

Whether you are looking for the best accountant in Melbourne, the latest news and advice on business accounting, or tips for your small businesses, get in touch with Opulent Accountants. We aim to serve our clients better and help them keep up with the latest news.

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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!
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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!
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Jason Barry
2020-09-29
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Afshin Koohestani
2020-09-10
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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.
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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
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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.