4 Reasons You Should Hire an Accountant


It's not without reason that accounting has been a profession for many centuries. With laws, opportunities, and civilization as a whole constantly changing, there needs to be some group of people being paid to consistently keep both up to date and ahead of the crowd with all things monetary. Whether you're a small business owner, or just want to save some time, there are many reasons you should consider hiring an accountant, even if only for a single consultation. So, what are some of these reasons?

Make the Most of Your Investment Potential

Why leave your savings to rot away in the bank? It may be considered by many to be one of the safest choices, but what if the Australian dollar suddenly drops significantly in value? Accountants have a wide knowledge of the features many different investment opportunities have, ranging in degrees of safeness, from shares in steadily growing companies, to fluctuating commodities. They can quickly but thoroughly analyse your income, finding a loan or investment quantity that suits your level of savings and income.

Minimize Your Taxes  

There are so many techniques you can use to minimize your taxed income that are unknown to the majority of the general public. Doing things like putting more of your income into your superannuation and investing in property can be very complicated to get right, given your unique situation. An accountant can analyse your income and give you a variety of options, all with different levels of investment, return, and tax deductibility. Also, tax deductions are hard to maximise without the knowledge of an accountant, who can sometimes even lead to deductions worth their own fee.

Improve Your Credit Rating

When borrowing money is such an important part of living in today's society, it would be a mistake to overlook the effect almost any monetary decision can have on your credit rating. An accountant can analyse your income and spending, and help you make the right choices when it comes to credit-related issues, from borrowing for a house to everyday spending.

Taxes Take Time

Even if you have years of tax experience under your belt, there are still so many places you could go wrong. This is true enough with constant tax laws, too bad they're constantly being altered. Taxes are complicated and stressful enough without the potential for very serious fines. An accountant can quickly and affordable do your taxes for you in their entirety.

When you hire an accountant, you don't just leave with a few questions answered or forms filled. There is so much opportunity for a lasting, mutually beneficial relationship between you and your accountant.


25 January 2016

Family Firm: How Accountants Help You Prosper

Good day. I’m Linda and I run two family businesses — building contractor and aged care staff agency. It is quite a feat to juggle schedules and keep track of finances. I have become quite an expert with business management software. I have also learnt the vital importance of having good accountants to give advice and keep bookwork up-to-date. Prior to starting our family businesses, I honestly thought accountants existed to organise tax returns. I now understand that their jobs are much more complex and they can help your business prosper. I started this blog to highlight the numerous ways I’ve found that accountants can contribute to financial success. Please browse through the posts and I hope you find something useful within.