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How to Choose an Accountant by Allan Mason, Author 

How to Choose an Accountant – Your Most Valuable Team Member

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Are you missing the most valuable member of your team?

To most small businesses their accountant is the most important member of their team. But whilst every business engages an accountant, view few get it right. Like all professions there are good and bad accountants. There are also accountants that suit your business and you. Getting it wrong can be the most costly mistake you could ever make. This book helps you make an informed choice on what to look for.

Learn if you should give your current accountant the flick.

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Your accountant is the member of your team who views your business from the outside, helping you notice all the important things that you can’t see, or let slip by, while you are busy running your business. Your accountant is your business mentor, your silent partner, your financial advisor; the person in whom you can confide the inner secrets of your business in absolute confidence. Whatever secrets you have, your accountant has seen it all before!

By helping readers choose the right accountant for them, this book will assist them to:

  • Pay the minimum tax that is legal
  • Help with problems or non compliance matters
  • Give business advice on the best way to succeed in business
  • And much, much more…

By opening this book readers will be presented with information about the role of accountants, which ones are doing it right, and which ones aren’t and specific traits and qualifications to look for when making this important choice. Common myths about accountants are exposed. 

This book also contains two practical bonus chapters: ‘How tax works and how to reduce it’ and "The Key to Running a Successful Business ". These add to the valuable content of this short and precise book. In the back there is also a Business Tax Return Checklist. 

This one small book contains a wealth on information in an easy to read format.

Book Specifications

Format: 140 x 140mm (Square)
Extent: Paperback – 48pp text + Cover
Text: 1C + 1C on 140gsm white woodfree paper
Cover: 4C process on 250gsm C1S art board 
Binding: Saddle Stitch

Marketing & PR
How To Choose An Accountant was launched into the Australian public in October 2009 and supported by an extensive media and marketing campaign, including strategic partnerships, cross-network promotions and a professional PR campaign. 

How to Choose an Accountant is distributed in Australia by Dennis Jones & Associates, online and through existing Broadview Accounting and Broadview Publishing channels.

About the Author

After the completion of his Degree in Business Studies at the University of Ultimo in 1978, Allan Mason became a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and a Registered Tax Agent, before becoming a Chartered Accountant by 1990 and a Registered Company Auditor from 1982.

Not content to confine himself to these titles, but instead wanting to use his professional knowledge to support his various business ventures, Allan has started and operated a finance company, dog and cat boarding kennels, agricultural managed investment projects, including softwood and hardwood plantations, an olive plantation, 2 tea tree plantations, a ginseng plantation, has purchased and operated a large commercial piggery, and established 3 accounting practices in Manly, Chatswood and the now the Central Coast, where he is now based.

Allan’s over 25 years of experience in business and accounting has led him to the assistance of thousands of clients, working for companies such as the AMP Society, Kaiser Aluminium Australia Ltd, Consolidated Press Holdings Ltd, Offset Alpine Printing Ltd and more. Working in industry and as a principal in accountancy practices, as well as working in business on his own account since 1981 has ensured Allan’s experience on both sides of the desk throughout his career, allowing him a well rounded knowledge of many problems that one may think are unique to their business. Allan can assure you that they are not – he has truly seen it all.