Hi, I am looking for advice/connections to the right accountant/accountancy firm. I am a pre-product start-up, just about to close investment round - do any founders have advice on what accountant i should use/ how much they pay / what nature is of employment / good connnections?
Ideally i would like the accountant to be good value but able to help with everything from business incorporation, to payroll, to tax returns and advice.
thanks so much
Wouah congrats Michelle ! :-) I am Financial Controller (accountant) since 15 years for startups and lot of founders do not think about accounting before they do make lot of cash. Since 15 years I am used to find lot of mess in all startup I help because of that.
- you can use a CPA who is going to be costly but could be cheaper than hiring a full time accountant
- you can hired a part-time accountant but please make sure he/she knows booking accounting A to Z...
- you can be member of MastermindStartup and we do provide that service. lol
In all case, good luck with your business !
Lionel, San Francisco
Find a contract CFO to cover all this for you. In the USA they would run from $2500 to $5000 and save you a ton of heartache. If you hire an accountant, you get just that. If you engage a CFO, you get so much more.
Hi Michelle, I see you are in London (me too). I use Martin Dunne at Sayers Butterworth and they offer the all-round service you need. They have done me well for nearly 20 years. Contact me if you want more info.