Guide to Choosing an Accountant Online
As a business owner, an accountant can significantly help your financial needs as you grow. Ensuring you hire a reliable accountant for your business, will help save you money and time in the long run.
Choosing an Accountant Online
Many businesses are now operating fully remotely for the past year. The transition to remote working has highlighted how businesses can work together in harmony, despite not being in close proximity to each other. This has given businesses more choice when it comes to the services they choose. In today’s world, working with an accountant online is no different to working with a local accountant.
Choosing the Right Online Accountant for Your Business
Decide If Location Really Matters
This will depend on how you want to run your business. More and more companies are collaborating online and using cloud-based technology to manage their businesses. This means location becomes less of an issue. This allows you to choose an accountant based on the services your business requires, and you do not need to compromise based on their location.
Choose an Accountant Regulated by a Professional Body
In Ireland, there are four main bodies for professional accountancy qualifications: Chartered Accountants Ireland, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Choosing an accountant that is a member of one of these institutions can give you confidence they are certified by a recognised body. Gallagher Keane are members of Chartered Accountants Ireland which means we are supervised by the organisation, to ensure we provide the highest standard of accounting services.
Client Case Studies
Do research on the accounting firm to check if they have worked with similar sized businesses to yours. It is even better if they’ve worked with companies in similar market sectors to yours, as that will help them understand the unique needs of your business.
Meet with The Accountant
It is important to meet with your potential business accountant to discuss how they can help your business. This will allow the accountancy firm to determine your business requirements more clearly too. Video calls such as Zoom are an easy way to discuss your business needs with a potential accountancy firm.
Hiring an accountant that uses an accounting software will be of great benefit to your business. Cloud accounting allows you to view your financial data in real-time, making it easier for you and your accountant to discuss your business.
It is evident that in today’s world choosing an accountancy firm that has the services to help your business grow should be the main focus. Technology has allowed businesses to work with other businesses that may not be in close proximity. It is important to choose an accounting firm that is reliable, in order to help your business reach its potential.
Gallagher Keane Chartered Accountants provide accounting services to a wide variety of businesses across Ireland. We have worked with clients across many industries, offering tailored solutions to suit their needs.
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Why not book a no-obligation call with Gallagher Keane to discover how we can help your business.