When a prospective accounting practice is for sale, it is not like trying to sell most products. You do not necessarily want everyone, including your staff and clientele, to know that you are considering selling your accounting practice. This can have a negative effect and confidentiality is paramount when trying to sell your CPA or accounting practice. Prospective sellers can hire an attorney or an accounting broker to ensure that all prospective buyer’s sign a non-disclosure agreement. Bringing in an outside party will ensure that you and your firm name is not exposed until after the buyer has signed a confidentiality agreement.