Dealing with Bad Client
Ever heard of the phrase “customer is always right”? This sentence may be true when it comes to other professions, but in the world of accounting it is not valid. With the ever rising need of accountancy services companies and firms by various businesses and individuals - it is a fact that accountants are not looking for clients, instead clients are constantly hunting for the best accountants through an online business directory or other yellow pages.
Being an accountant you must be aware that a single mistake in accounting means you are ducked. Accounting is a job that requires a lot of time and care and compels accountants to provide timely and quality services to their clients. In such a situation, dealing with a bad client can be very annoying.
Have you thought about downgrading your clients? In order to provide high quality services with greater efficiency and less work stress, it is convenient to shortlist your employees and rule out the ones that are a pain in the neck.
Types Of Bad Clients - Fire On Sight!
Here are the tips on how you can locate fussy clients and prevent yourself from falling into their trap:
- The least paying clients are good for nothing. They complain more, pay less and make you stressful.
- Clients that don’t collaborate are the ones that demand the most. Their lack of cooperation can end you up in a state of complete confusion.
- Accepting rude and disrespectful clients today will make you regret later, so say NO to them before it is too late.
Steps To Manhandle Bad Clients
Here are a few techniques you can adopt to avoid getting into a deal with terrible clients:
- Be very choosy in accepting certain conditions of a client, particularly if they are price-based. You don’t want to entrap yourself preparing tedious tax returns for only 100 bucks and keep yourself in the torture for many years to come.
- A better way to secure yourself from a bad client is by making them sign an agreement letter clearly stating the timeline and the work you are expected to do, nothing more and nothing less.
- Don’t ever pick a client who has already changed ten to fifteen accountants over a few months no matter how lovable and easy they seem.
Employees often get fired by their clients, but how often have you seen an employee firing a client? Try it on all your troubling clients and you will love the idea!