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How To Choose An Accounting Firm Among Other Topics

January 2009

For those of you who don’t subscribe,  this is a good issue as it offers practical advice on “how to”  many things including choosing an accounting firm, audit firm, marketing firm, banker, broker, assisted living facility, forensic accountant and much more. 

I found the articles well thought out and sent in my own two cents on how to choose an accounting firm as noted below

What a great issue… How to guide 2009.

I was particularly attuned to the “How to choose an accounting firm” and would like to add a few things.

Check New York State disciplinary actions http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/rasearch.htm
But, I would add to discuss any findings with a CPA that you are considering choosing as some offenses are truly minor .

If you really want help with your business issues as opposed to just taxes, financial statements and the like, ask for several examples to be sure this is a regular service

Frequency of contact-  make sure what you want fits in with how the CPA normally practices

Where is the work performed . The vast majority is now done at the CPA’s office, but you may want more in person contact.

Robert Fligel

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