Selecting the Right Accounting Firm

PASBA - The Professional Association of Small Business Accountants The Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA) represents Certified Public Accountants, Public Accountants, and Enrolled Agents who provide accounting services to small businesses throughout the United States. Members of the Association have built a nationwide network of accountants to benefit small business clients across the country. Using the collective resources of this network, Association members offer their clients a level of service and expertise that individual practices are unable to rival.


Owners of small businesses place much emphasis on fees when choosing their accounting firm. Fees are an important factor and need to be affordable. Often, however, business owners compare fees yet fail to scrutinize big picture issues such as: Qualifications, Expertise, Reputation, Reliability, Consulting and Communication Skills and Overall Performance.


Like all businesses, professional firms develop a fee structure by comparing their pricing to other firms providing comparable services. Firms that provide a higher quality service charge higher fees and visa versa.

Experienced decision makers know how to evaluate both factors before making a decision: Price and Performance. While price is a consideration, the overall results a firm can deliver is the primary factor in determining which accounting firm to select.

To help your business increase profits, cash and business growth, select the accounting firm from the classification that is best suited to meet your needs.

SBA Performance Fee Structure - How to choose an accountant