Hiring an Accountant vs. Finance Intern

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Accountant vs. Intern

When many companies first begin, they often struggle with whether or not they want to hire full-time employees or pursue the alternative route and only hire interns. While interns are a great asset to any and every business, you have to know when to draw the line and know when to hire a full-time employee or an intern.

Below are just a few of the pros of hiring an accountant as opposed to an intern:

More Experience

Let’s face it. I know every business is looking to save money, so instead of hiring a full-time employee, many companies resort to hiring interns. While you may save money, hiring a full-time employee means you’re hiring someone with more experience. The more experienced your team, the more chance you have of avoiding mistakes.

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is almost guaranteed when hiring a professional accountant. You don’t have to worry about micro managing an accountant like you would an intern, and so you save yourself a considerable amount of time and energy.


When you hire a full-time accountant, you should never have to worry about constantly having to look over your shoulder or having to see what your employee is up to; instead, you should have the confidence that the individual you hired can be trusted with their expert knowledge.

Have you found hiring a full-time accountant to be more cost effective than hiring a full-time finance or accounting intern? We want to hear about it. Leave your comments below.

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