How to choose a Miami Accounting Service

How to choose a Miami Accounting Service

Many Miami Accounting Service have now gone so far as to dip their toes into the shallow end of cloud computing, and many more are thinking about testing the waters. Other Miami Accounting Service have jumped into the cloud with both feet. But whether you’re wading in or fully immersed, properly vetting your Miami Accountant is essential.

Recent studies have found that even though many Miami Accounting Service are concerned about the security of their data in the cloud, a minority of Miami Accounting Service perform a comprehensive review of their cloud service providers before sealing the deal. Those who do lack the skill set necessary to truly understand the impact of information provided to them. This makes it hard to separate the “wheat from the chaff” in the various cloud offerings.

“Despite some of the concerns, Miami Accounting Service acknowledge that only 29 percent of the companies in the study said they engage in a heavy or comprehensive review of the Miami Accounting Service security practices,”

Our chief concern right now is that we see a lot of new Miami Accounting Service who are coming into the scene with almost lax attitudes toward how they construct and deliver services.

Miami Accounting Service Gustavo A Viera CPA explains that these service providers tend to fall into two camps: Miami Bookkeeping Services at the SMB end of the spectrum that market themselves as providers of end-to-end solutions but are actually resellers, or Miami Accounting Service that are aware of the standards established by CPA’s long before the term CPA was coined.

Viera says organizations considering a Miami Accounting Service should look for three things:

Trust. “They’ve got to trust them,” he says. “That comes through an affinity. You have to like the Miami Accounting Service and the principles and the people you’re going to be working with. It’s a very intimate relationship. There’s got to be a mutual respect and trust to work together.”

Technical expertise and understanding. The Miami Accounting Service have to be proficient with both its technology and understand your business. “They have to have an understanding of what you’re looking to do and match that up with their technical expertise,” Viera says. “If you’re a CFO of a bank and you need to outsource some strategic element of your accounting, your MSP needs to understand both banks and whatever it is that you’re going to outsource.”

A third-party compliance audit. Miami Accounting Service need to be able to show that they can live up to the promises they’re making. “This is a world where you go through more scrutiny and ongoing regulation to cut hair than you do to manage a corporation’s sensitive data and that of your end users,” Viera says. While he doesn’t believe more government oversight would be helpful in the Miami Accounting Service space, he does believe organizations should verify their providers’ capabilities with an audit.

So what should you expect in an audit? The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers Uniform Standards for Miami Accountants. It looks for a Miami Accounting Service to comply with quality control objectives before issuing the accreditation.

By Gustavo Viera

Gustavo A Viera, CPA, is the managing partner in Gustavo A Viera, PA, CPA. His experience spans more than 25 years. His public accounting experience includes a senior audit manager at PriceWaterHouseCoopers with a focus in the healthcare industry, and Chief Financial Officer of Hewlett Packard Latin America and Telefonica of Spain. Gus also writes a blog twice a week that addresses issues his clients have at He has also taught in the SBA program in Miami FL, and is admitted to practice in the State of Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant. Gus welcomes questions and he can be reached at Gustavo A Viera, PA, CPA, One Alhambra Plaza Floor PH Coral Gables FL 33134 (786) 250-4450.