It would be redundant to say that any accountant you choose to hire must be a trustworthy person. Honesty aside, there are several other qualities you should look for in an accountant before you decide to hire them. In this post, we will take a look at 2 key traits you want an accountant to display before you trust them with your finances.
- Straightforwardness: If you encounter an accountant that uses lengthy, complex jargon you can’t understand, look for a different accountant. Great accountants know that their clients don’t understand the ins and outs of accounting and therefore won’t speak to their clients in a language they simply can’t comprehend without an accounting education. If an accountant speaks to you in clear and concise ways that you find easy to understand and absorb, it is a good sign that you have found the right accountant.
- Impeccable Organizational Skills: An accountant’s job is dealing with intricate numbers, data, and other crucial pieces of information all day long so it goes without saying that they must have above average organizational skills. If when you walk into their office you find a messy space and a desk filled with papers thrown about everywhere, walk out. If an accountant can keep their workspace clean, it demonstrates that they have the organizational skills needed to keep your financial information well-organized.
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