Questions to Ask for Hiring the Right Accountant- Accounting professionals can help you with everything from day-to-day bookkeeping to representing you in a tax audit (if they have the proper accreditation). Do you want someone to advise you in crafting your next business plan or help you prepare financial projections so you can secure a business loan? Will you want these or other services in the near future? It’s a good idea to think long term when hiring an accountant. Look for someone with whom you can build a relationship that will grow with your business.