Most accountants dream of starting their own firm. They work hard to move up on their firm’s ladder until they have gained the resources and the experience needed to start their own path. If you’re now at this stage of your career, congratulations, you’ve made it! The next challenge is actually turning your plans to reality. Starting an accounting firm has its own share of risks. You'll be putting your job security, savings, time, and other resources on the line as you start your journey.