With thousands of accounting firms in Florida, selecting the right one for your business or family finances can be a complicated choice. Choosing the right accounting firm is as much an intellectual decision as it is emotional: You need to know that you’re hiring qualified, experienced accountants, but you also have to feel a sense of trust. After all, accountants receive detailed access to your finances, which is essentially a window into what you’re doing with your life. Trust and confidence are essential to the process.
Here are more things to consider when choosing an accountant:
Location: If you’re interested in accounting firms in Florida, there’s a good chance you’re in, well, Florida. But the state is a nine-hour drive end-to-end, so you first have to consider if having your accountant physically close to you is important. Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLC is located in Coral Gables, Florida, allowing us to service all of South Florida, across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Consider how critical it is to easily meet with your accountant in person. We routinely travel to client offices nationwide, and likewise many V&D clients enjoy having a reason to fly into beautiful Miami.
Size & Complexity: Accounting firms in Florida come in all shapes and sizes. A family may only need the support of a sole practitioner to keep their finances in order, but if you’re running a business, chances are you’ll need an accounting firm equipped to handle the volume and complexity of your company’s financial activities. Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLC is one of largest accounting firms in South Florida, and was ranked by Hispanic Magazine as one of the top 500 Hispanic companies in the United States. We provide professional service to more than 1,500 national and international organizations, so if you have a business of virtually any size here in Florida, chances are we are more than equipped to service your needs.
Certifications: A “CPA” is a Certified Public Accountant, and each partner at Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLC has earned this distinction. The only person in the United States who can carry this title is a qualified accountant who has passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and met additional state education and experience requirements. Although the CPA exam is uniform, licensing and certification requirements vary by state. Employees of accounting firms in Florida are subject to a two-tier system, so a CPA must not only pass the exam, but also carry a certain amount of work experience before using the designation. With more than 35 employees, Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLC has a long history of fostering up-and-coming CPAs within an environment of experience and distinction.
Relevant Expertise: Beyond certifications, size and professional accreditations, you should consider relevant experience when selecting from accounting firms in Florida. Like many professional services, accounting is a flexible business that can serve any industry – everyone deals with money, taxes and other business issues. Our firm in Coral Gables, Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLC, serves diverse clients ranging from condo associations and real estate developers to clients in healthcare, government, banking, construction and more. We have extensive expertise with nonprofits and schools, too. Choosing the right accountancy means matching your business type with the firm’s experience and focus.