The responsibilities of a small business owner may seem endless. When it comes to managing your office’s finances, you’ve probably realized that there are many tasks that require more time and attention than you have available. There are several reliable software packages available for small business owners who wish to conduct their own accounting. However, hiring an accountant who is knowledgeable about your practice area can provide numerous benefits as well. An accountant, for example, would:
Know your industry well.
Accounting professionals who are specialized in this field will stay abreast of trends that have an impact on your profitability and bottom line. Therefore, they can provide you with practice-specific tax advice in order to ensure that you maximize your annual tax savings. As well as being knowledgeable about new tax laws, they will ensure that you remain compliant in your ever-evolving field.
Offer advice on the purchase of equipment.
In order to keep your practice on the cutting edge, you should invest in the latest technology and equipment. A specialized accountant can advise you on the financial advantages and liabilities associated with these types of investments. This will enable you to make informed decisions that will save you money in the long run.
Be trained to assist you in seeing the big picture.
Accounting professionals who specialize in your industry may be able to provide you with useful comparisons that benchmark your practice against similar practices in your industry. You can utilize this type of information to make informed decisions regarding hiring, adding products and services, or expanding your business.
Provide retirement planning assistance.
You are solely responsible for retirement planning if you are self-employed (as are many dental practitioners). In addition to advising you on the types of financial plans that are appropriate for your situation, a competent CPA can also help you strategize about your long-term financial goals.
Maintain relationships with other professionals in the industry.
Perhaps you would like to purchase a larger facility or add a partner to your practice. If you are seeking assistance with creating a partnership agreement, a specialized accounting firm can connect you with banking professionals or loan officers who are familiar with the nuances of your industry.
Accounting for a dental practice involves much more than preparing an annual tax return. A skilled accountant can provide valuable business advice, assist in analyzing your financial health, provide long-range financial planning, and guide you towards making business decisions that are financially beneficial to your business. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your dental practice succeed with our small-business accounting services.