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Getting an accountant

Discussion in 'Finance and Investment' started by takotsubo, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. takotsubo

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    My new job is an independent contractor position and I am looking for an accountant. How does one go about finding one and especially one that knows what they are doing when it comes to our profession?
     
  2. EM_Rebuilder

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    Word of mouth is by far the best. Ask other physicians/professionals that have similiar incomes as yours and go with someone they have had good luck with.

    Do not be afraid to 'interview them'... meet with a few different ones if you do have the luxury of options and go with someone that you feel you can be comfortable with.

    Call them up, say I am Dr so and so, and you were recommended by so and so. I would like to visit with you about my taxes/futures. Most will be more than happy to do so as you are a potential fat (money) customer of theirs...
     
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    Agree with asking your peers for recommendations.

    However, if thats difficult in your situation, you can always begin by checking out :

    http://www.mdtaxes.com/

    That is an outdated website, but the contact person can direct you to a CPA in your state that specializes in issues relating to MDs.
     
  4. TexasPhysician

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    I agree. Stick with word of mouth. A good accountant is hard to find, but priceless when you dig one up.
     

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