Well I have decided to search for an accountant. I called 5 different accountants. I figured I would go and talk to them, and see how comfortable I feel with each different one. Unfortunately I really don't know what questions I should ask them. I had my first "interview" today. We discussed her doing my payroll, and basically her cost structure. She charges $35 a month for doing payroll for 1-3 employees. Is this a typical price? Seemed pretty darn cheap for me. She told me that basic questions were free....but when they got more into the particulars of my company it costed. I don't believe she is a cpa...since it didn't say anywhere that she was. Is a cpa a necessity for a small landscaping firm? This accounting firm had a really crappy office, and she didn't seam to run a really tight business. She seamed pretty willing to give out free information. I will check out the other 4. Any suggestions?