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Daniel Odd

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Ringwood, VIC, 3134

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Daniel Odd, is currently the Managing Director of Accounting Perspective. Since Daniel took over the reins in 2009, the firm is being recognized in the business community as offering a different perspective on businesses issues; from cash-flow to business planning, self-managed superannuation funds to structuring property investments, start-ups to succession planning.

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Should you let an accountant pick accounting software for you?

Some great answers here.  My experience has shown that many times this discussion revolves more around the issue of fees than that of what software is best for the client.  Why?  Because the accountant that is NOT familiar with the clients preferred software will often request that a client use something else, because he knows that he will take longer to do the job (therefore charge more), and therefore may potentially lose the job. 

I think Stephen hits the nail on the head - software should be just one factor, not the deciding factor.  At the end of the day, the real question should be: What do you want from your accountant?  An annual tax return for the lowest price is a very different requirement than monthly reporting with KPI's and pro-active advice. Defining what you really want and need from your accountant, will go a long way in determining what software (and accountant) you ultimately choose.

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Daniel Odd answered this question

Should you let an accountant pick accounting software for you?

Some great answers here.  My experience has shown that many times this discussion revolves more around the issue of fees than that of what software is best for the client.  Why?  Because the accountant that is NOT familiar with the clients preferred software will often request that a client use something else, because he knows that he will take longer to do the job (therefore charge more), and therefore may potentially lose the job. 

I think Stephen hits the nail on the head - software should be just one factor, not the deciding factor.  At the end of the day, the real question should be: What do you want from your accountant?  An annual tax return for the lowest price is a very different requirement than monthly reporting with KPI's and pro-active advice. Defining what you really want and need from your accountant, will go a long way in determining what software (and accountant) you ultimately choose.

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