Which professionals can help you manage a micro-company?

Verified 01 January 2024 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

A micro-entrepreneur may, if he or she wishes, call upon professionals such as accountants, authorized management centers (CGAs) or approved associations (AA)).

Are you required to join an approved management organization?

You don't have to to join an approved management center.

What is the purpose of an approved management organization?

An approved management organization shall be responsible for help you with management, accounting and taxation from your micro-company.

It exists 2 types of organisms approved to which you can subscribe based on your core business:

  • If you are engaged in an industrial, commercial, artisanal or agricultural activity, it is a approved management centre (CGA)
  • If you are a professional, it is a approved management association (AGM)

Is membership of an approved management organization chargeable?

Membership in a management organization is paid. You must pay an annual fee (between €100 and €200).

How do I join an approved management organization?

To join an approved management organization, you must:

  • Fill out a membership form
  • Pay the annual fee (between €100 and €200)

You can search for an approved management organization using the following online service:

Finds an approved management organization

Is it mandatory to hire a chartered accountant?

You you don't have to hire an accountant to manage your company.

You can decide to manage your accounting internally yourself or have it managed externally by a public accountant.

What's the use of a public accountant?

The assignments of a public accountant who works for a company are diverse:

  • He manages accounting For example, opening, organizing, maintaining, monitoring and consolidating accounts.
  • He takes care of the company management : analysis of the situation and functioning of the company.
  • He manages certain legal obligations from the company: pay slips, social statements for example.
  • It can advise the company during the setting up its computer system.
  • He can make company audits : this concerns mainly companies who are not obliged to use a auditor.
  • It may act as a trusted third party : he can draw up supporting documents for the company for which he works and which are necessary to obtain tax advantages (tax credit, reduction, etc.).

How much does a public accountant cost?

The fees of a public accountant depend on many factors such as the time spent, the missions entrusted, the location of the missions or the expert's experience.

Generally speaking, the fees of an accountant based on the mission he performs are as follows:

  • Entering accounting transactions (recording of the company's financial transactions) is invoiced between €60 and €120 of the hour.
  • The maintenance of a balance sheet cost between €1,200 and €1,500.
  • Keeping pay slips cost between €20 and €80 per employee per month.

What are the benefits of hiring a chartered accountant?

Hiring a chartered accountant can give you a a number of advantages, for example:

  • Security in accounting management
  • Compliance laws and regulations
  • Timeliness
  • Centralization financial information
  • Reduce costs the accounting function in the company