This is the first year-end for my business, how do I hire a Bookkeeper or Accountant?
Updated: Jul 13, 2022
Here are my favourite 5 places to find a bookkeeper or Accountat:
Talk to people you know who own businesses: they will likely have a Bookkeeper or Accountant they like and are willing to recommend.
LinkedIn: it's very easy to search for Bookkeepers and Accountants in your area and meet people you otherwise would not have the opportunity to meet. LinkedIn.com
QuickBooks Pro Accountant: These bookkeepers and Accountant know QuickBooks and will answer all those pesky questions you can't. https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/find-an-accountant/
Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada organization (CPB Canada): Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants advertise on this website. You can also post your own advertisement as well. https://cpbcan.ca/
Recruiting websites: I've used Indeed which is a popular recruiting website but also, don't overlook Craigslist and Kijiji, all great options. https://www.kijiji.ca/b-accounting-management-jobs/british-columbia/c58l9007
If you don't know what type of questions to ask a prospective Bookkeeper or Accountant, start with these:
How long have you been in business?
What type of clients do you take on? (Depending on your company, you may need industry specific Bookkeepers or Accountants)
What is your rate and what items are included in that price? What tasks will be an extra cost?
Can you provide me with a quote?
Do you have a reference from your current clients?
What is your professional designation?
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