Find-a-CPA tax accountant which can go a long way into helping your business succeed. If you want to hire a local CPA you can check at your city's Better Business Bureau and with your local Chamber of Commerce as they will likely have any information on all the professionals in your area. Ask your network of family and friends, plus any business acquaintances for a real good Certified Public Accountant recommendation.

If you would like to try accounting on your own, just check out our great general-ledger-accounting-software page to help locate a good software package.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Is the individual a Certified Public Accountant
  • Do they have a CPA license to practice in your state
  • To what professional organizations is the CPA registered with
  • Is your CAP requirement compatible with the CPA's knowledge
  • What services does the CPA Offer you
  • What Does the CPA charge for each type of service
  • Ask for a few client referrals from each CPA your considering

Getting the Most Value from your CPA

  • Be prepared to discuss your business plans and objectives
  • Ask the CPA specific questions targeting your type of business
  • Pre make a list to explain what you need from a CPA’s services
  • keeping good records and not over using professional time
  • Inform your CPA of changes in your business

Services a CPA can offer you or your business
  • Help Setting up your business accounting general ledger
  • Assist you in getting personnel or business financing
  • Analyzing your business operating results
  • Generate budgets and business forecasts
  • Put together and store your business tax returns
  • Examine or compiling financial statements as required
  • Assessing compensation plans for you and any employees
  • Recommend CPA tax help strategies
  • Minimizing tax liability and help avoid IRS fines
  • Representing you before IRS authorities

Services a CPA can offer you as a person
  • Developing a personal financial forecast
  • Creating a family expense plan
  • Planning for your investments and retirement
  • Put together an estate plan for you and your family
  • Assessing insurance needs including any children
  • Counseling you on divorce settlements
  • Helping you construct any needed college funds

Try a online search tool as shown below or the list of CPA firms



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