Ask any accountant and they will tell you how tired they are of the stereotype that we are math geniuses. You don’t need to be a geometry expert to help a client make his/her idea a reality. You do need the ability to listen carefully to the plan and use your knowledge and experience to implement it in the most efficient way.
Case in point: a client came to us looking to achieve the maximum benefit from the sales tax exemption that virtually all states grant to the construction of a capital improvement.
While most are aware that capital improvement projects are generally “exempt” from sales tax, most don’t understand that in virtually all circumstances, someone still pays the tax on the materials incorporated into the project. Contractors should almost never buy materials for resale. They pay tax on their purchases and build it into the price they charge the customer.