Eight Questions Should be Asked Before Hiring an Accountant in China

Editor:Kerry Lee| Resource:AT0086.com

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In today's complex business climate, a good accountant can make a big difference on your business, let alone in a foreign country. While it might be tempting to cut costs and handle things yourself, accounting done well can nearly pay for itself.
In today's complex business climate, a good accountant can make a big difference on your business, let alone in a foreign country. While it might be tempting to cut costs and handle things yourself, accounting done well can nearly pay for itself.
 
Since a good accountant can help you to handle your money well, choosing one is a serious decision. The following 8 questions may be helpful for you to find accountant in China.
 
1 How many years has the accountant been in business?
Considering the myriad, ever-changing tax laws and complex accounting rules, a minimum of five years is a good benchmark.
 
2 how many years experience does the accountant have in your particular industry?
Some businesses have specialized accounting rules, such as restaurants and retail in general. Does the accountant have several clients in your field? This will be an essential question for you.
 
3 what is your company's average response time?
Accounting questions often weigh heavily on a business owner's mind, making a speedy response imperative. You should get a return call within a day and an answer in two to three days.
 
4 what is the firm size?
Even though some large firms handle small business, you may not get the kind of attention you want.
 
5 what does your banker and/or attorney have to say about the accountant?
Bankers and lawyers are aware of effective accountants. Bank personnel regularly review financial statements and recognize good reports.
 
6 is the accountant familiar with your computerized accounting system?
The accountant who knows your accounting system can work on your books and quickly ship them back to you.
 
7 Are you comfortable overall with the accountant?
It's important that you feel at ease with your accountant, believe in his or her ability and know that your business and financial goals are understood.
 
8 what a good accountant should be in your eyes?
There are many criteria for a good accountant. But you need to find the one you think good. What is your expectation of your new accountant’s service, or how about his tax focus, all these should be checked by yourself.
 
 

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