Hiring a CPA is an absolute necessity for some, and choosing the wrong one can result in adverse financial consequences that may be difficult to overcome.
This is only the beginning of what you can encounter when dealing with a less than stellar CPA, but it’s probably more than enough to get your attention. But don’t worry– there are proven ways to avoid these consequences and get the most out of your money. While the right ways depend on your specific situation, it all starts with making an informed decision.
Choosing a CPA is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most difficult. There’s so much information out there that it can be hard to know where to begin, much less make a sound decision. Even when they go to exorbitant lengths to perform their due diligence, far too many people end up making a decision based on fatigue instead of reliable information. And who could blame them?
Psychological testing has shown that having too many choices can lead to a lack of motivation. This is fine if you’re trying to pick out what movie to watch tonight, but this sort of resignation can be catastrophic when it comes to choosing a CPA. It’s something we’ve witnessed again and again at the UCPAA– people who pick a CPA out of exhaustion or information-overload and end up regretting it.
Fortunately, that’s where The United CPA Association can come in and help. It’s our expressed mission to help consumers access the reputable CPAs their financial futures deserve. And how exactly do we accomplish this? The short answer is through UCPAA’s membership program. We’ll explain how this process works in just a bit, but first, let’s have a look at what really matters– all the different ways the UCPAA can safeguard your business or family’s financial future.
There are many different reasons why people seek out the help of a CPA, bookkeeper or tax consultant:
This list could go on and on, but the upshot is fairly simple. It doesn’t matter how complicated (or how simple) your finances are, there are always good and bad ways to manage them. We’ve already mentioned the damage a poor CPA can do to your financial situation, so now let’s get to the good part.
Choosing a tax professional who’s a UCPAA member is a smart move for several different reasons. Our experts have already done the research for you. We have member firms all over the country, and each of them has fulfilled a number of stringent requirements.
A quick free search of our CPA database will tell you everything you need to know about accounting firms in your area. Our experts examine critical data points of every firm that applies for a UCPAA membership.
A UCPAA Membership is an exclusive and much sought after privilege. It’s also highly regarded by the accounting industry itself. If you have a complaint about one of our member firms, it can be escalated directly to the UCPAA if they don’t resolve it to your satisfaction. A failure to meet our high standards can result in a loss of their membership and a quick decline in business.
This gives our member firms all the motivation they need to remain in good standing. More importantly, it gives you the certainty you deserve.