Too many accountants operate on the basis of you having an “open cheque book.”
They’ll do the job and get you to pay it without a fixed price accounting fee quote.
If you have a an average or worse accountant there’s a chance they’ll throw in computer breakdowns, or the amount of time it might take a less expert junior accountant to get the job done. These sub-par accountants are basically being paid for their own inefficiencies and cost- cutting measures when they send you a bill determined on their hourly rate.
Simply do not do business with accountants of this type. Imagine if your mechanic came to you after he’d repaired your car, and said, “It took me twice as long because I had to wait for a part to come in, so I’m going to have to double your bill.” That’s what you can expect from low-end accountants.
Fixed Priced Accounting Fees are an Investment
On the other hand skilled accountants are willing to offer a fixed price. They’ve factored in both problems and periods of exceptional productivity. They know their own capacities, and they know how long a job will take once they discuss it with you. They do an excellent job and they charge reasonable fees.
As a business owner you should view your Fixed Priced Accounting Fees as an Investment.
Demand a fixed price. Any accountant worth their salt will be happy to offer a fixed price. They’re confident in their ability to deliver. By knowing what your fees are it will ensure you aren’t slugged with any nasty surprises. Accountants have been in the game for years if not decades – they know what your job is worth.
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