As your trading company grows, a point will soon come where you will have to hire an accountant. In fact, if the scale of operation is huge enough, you may find yourself having to hire an accountant right at the outset. Either way, there are some important things to put into consideration, while hiring an accountant for the company. Those include:
- The accountant’s qualifications: you need to look at the educational and professional qualifications held by the prospective accountant. You could opt, for instance, to go for a person who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and who also has a business-related degree.
- The accountant’s experience: ideally, you should go for an accountant who has some real-life experience. If you can get an accountant who has previously kept books for a company similar to yours, that will be even better. When all is said and done, you need to remember that in hiring an accountant, you are essentially hiring a financial manager. So you need to go for someone who really knows his stuff.
- The accountant’s reputation: the most critical thing here is to subject the job applicants to background checks, and to also check with former employers and former colleagues.
- The accountant’s personality: the person you select to work as an accountant should be someone who can work well with others. He should be a person who is a team player. He should also be someone who can take instructions. You don’t want to end up with the sort of fellow who can’t even follow simple instructions. You know, like a fellow I encountered recently who, in spite of being well schooled, couldn’t even follow the simple instructions on the Mygiftcardsiteguide. That was a case where the fellow was given a link to the guide, and told to follow the instructions on it to go to the check mygiftcardsite balancelogin page, sign in, and check his card’s balance – only to end up being unable to follow such simple instructions. So the person you select to work as your trading company’s accountant should be one whose personality allows him to take – and act on – instructions. He should also have good leadership skills, because he is likely to have people working under him.