18. Enjoying the anal retentive
Accountants are highly skilled individuals. Getting the right one will save you and your business hundreds or thousands a year. Get the wrong one and you will be paying through the nose for bad, even dangerous, advice.
If you don’t get a buzz out of crunching numbers, don’t worry, these people do. They might not be much fun at the Christmas party but they will make sure you can afford to have one.
Many businesspeople regard accountants as though they are the enemy. This is not the case if you have a good working relationship with an accountancy firm. Very few of us like working with numbers (those who do are accountants!) but it is an intrinsic part of running and operating any business. A good accountant is on ...