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Going to see your accountant shouldn’t be like pulling teeth

publication date: May 1, 2018
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Close your eyes; think about your last trip to visit an accountant. Did you have an awful feeling in the pit of your stomach? Maybe you remembered the growing stack of invoices on your dining room table, or talking about money makes you uncomfortable. Visiting an accountant can feel like a dreaded dentist appointment, but it doesn’t need to and remember it’s an important aspect of a successful farm business.

In the first article of this series “Are you trying to track too much? It’s a common bookkeeping mistake” from the March 2018 GFM, I referred several times to the importance of working with a professional accountant. Now, I’m going to elaborate on this topic, and discuss why having a financial advisor is just as important as any other farm mentor; what a successful collaboration with your accountant looks like; and how and when to build that relationship.

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