October 17, 2011 – RSM Bird Cameron, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, says business owners must ask more of their accountants in tough times.
Andrew Graham, national head of business solutions, RSM Bird Cameron, said, “It is easy to have accountants for many years that do the basics well – but not fully realise the value they should be offering beyond that. Or sometimes a business simply outgrows their existing accountant in terms of what they need and what can be offered.
“The depth of experience your accountant has, and the advice they can give, is vital to the success of your business, and should be a resource you can call on. This is particularly important as many businesses face an uncertain economic future.
“Most accountants provide basic retrospective analysis on the numbers given to them, coupled with some compliance, tax and super advice. The best accountants offer real practical business advice on how to effectively operate, manage and grow the business.” Read more ❯