Understanding the fees charged by CPAs
When you work with a CPA, you receive valuable advice based on strong, proven expertise. But how much does it cost to hire a CPA? Each CPA bills his or her own hourly rate when invoicing a client. To fairly and reasonably evaluate their professional fees, CPAs must take different factors into account, including:
- the time spent on the file;
- the complexity and importance of the services rendered;
- their experience and expertise;
- the importance of the responsibility assumed.
Disputing a statement of fees
If you have a dispute with a CPA concerning a statement of fees (invoice), the first step is to contact the member in question to discuss it and obtain the necessary explanations. If you still disagree after the discussion, you can avail yourself of the conciliation of accounts service offered by the Order’s Office of the syndic.