Characteristics of a Good Accountant...

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  1. MarkTaylor

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    Hi Everyone,

    When I was looking for an accountant recently, a friend of mine quipped 'a good accountant is one that can tell you the truth and a pack of lies!'

    It got me wondering, what characteristics do you look for when hiring an accountant?

    I look forward to hearing your advice.

    Best wishes,

    Mark.
     
  2. Fergal

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    I generally look for the following characteristics in an Accountant;

    • A good understanding of the tax system
    • Good communicator - so that I can understand what they are telling and advising me and so that I can understand any complex matters that they explain to me
    • Organised and efficient - so that he or she will do my returns on time
    • Very strong understanding of accountancy and business.
     
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  3. Thanoz

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    Well, i need someone that is:
    • Qualified
    • Experienced
    • Easy-going, understanding with a sharp eye!
    • Organized as Fergal said, definitely organized
    • With some..black hat knowledge, be able to get me out of a situation that may arise.. (sssshhh)
     

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