Your CPA can be a powerful member of your company's management team. The quality of his advice directly impacts a company's taxes, financial statements, and management decisions. Yet many small business executives find it difficult to work with accountants since their own backgrounds are more likely to be in sales, engineering, or research. As a result, many find CPAs to be somewhat intimidating, regarding them solely as buffers against an even more intimidating IRS. But an increasing number of small business owners view their CPA as their number one financial advisor.
According to a survey of small business executives, the three most important characteristics of a CPA are personal attention, reputation, and experience. He should be someone you can trust, someone who understands how your business operates, and someone who is willing to listen and respond with ideas.
At Dodds & Associates we recognize the importance of a close working relationship with each of our business clients. One of the most gratifying parts of our job is to share in a client's success knowing we made a difference.