It is important to choose a good accountant for you and or your business. Not just any accountant will do. Irvine, California has many accountants. Anyone can calculate numbers, but it takes a creative individual to sit back and do a useful analysis that can assist you in running your business more profitably. A good accountant is not only knowledgeable with tax preparation and tax planning, but keeps up on tax matters.
When looking for an accountant that is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) you can check his references using the California Board of Accountancy at http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/lookup.shtml . It is also wise to interview the accountant or CPA and ask for references in industries related to yours.
Accountants use different software to perform their services. They can train or assist you with the bookkeeping or they can do the work for you. Consult with your accountant as to the type of software that is best for your business. There are advantages and disadvantages with each software. You must be knowledgeable of the internal controls the software offers. Some accounting software integrates with your bank accounts and payroll services. Ask your account for his honest opinion as to what software is a good fit for your business. He can train you or assist you in finding classes to hone your skills. He can train you or assist you in finding classes to hone your skills.
Education is important and a review of credentials and experiences is helpful. Accountants with personal experience in owing real estate, stocks, businesses and other investments can give you more relative feedback as compared with someone who has only learned of them from a textbook.
QuickBooks (Quick Books)is an often used accounting software used by accounts, CPA’s and industry. Files are easily transferred electronically. Be sure to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using this software with your accountant if you have employees that will also be using it.
In modern day communications it is possible to use an accountant located in a different city. Information files can be electronically transferred electronically. Discussion can take place over the phone. E-mails can be used for exchange of limited data. But, telephone calls or meetings may lead conversations to different areas that the accountant may deem necessary. E-mails tend to deal with only responding to specific questions.
When using an established CPA or accountant your information for Individual tax returns is kept on file for many years. Also, the CPA is available year round when you tax questions or correspondence from the IRS or State. It takes commitment and stability to be available to you year after year.
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