A home business as an accountant is something not new to the industry since many accountants are working in private practice. However, many of them still prefer to be under corporations doing number crunches and document filing. This is the advantage of being a licensed Certified Public Account – business establishments are very much welcome to accept your services and be part of their payroll.
The services a CPA can render are really broad although they are hired for taxation purposes most of the time. But if you can make it on your own and be successful in your own right, why opt to be an employee?
Many other professionals like you such as lawyers, doctors and small – to mid-range business owners hire accountants every year since taxes are always there and seems to be a permanent part of living in the US. Professionals and businessmen who prepare financial reports are always on the lookout for people who can work on the numbers and spreadsheets on their behalf on a per project basis instead of hiring long-term accountants so why not take advantage of that.
The start-up cost will include computer with accounting software and spreadsheets, fax machine and other tools you deem necessary to make your work lighter. Reference books or guide to tax and financial laws may also be needed to guide you through since times change and so are rules.
As a private accountant, you can have more opportunity for growth and success since you handle your time and chance to choose who to work with. Marketing your service will also not be hard since your service is more like a necessity than a whim. After all, the law requires that you participate wherever there are numbers to spread and tax to compute. There is a bright future for your home based business as an accountant.