My business partner and I are currently looking for an accountant for our growing business. At the moment we have met with two different accountants. One was a CPA and one was an Enrollment Agent. We plan to have a meeting with at least one more accountant before deciding on who to go with.
We found that the both people were very profession, the CPA and Enrollment Agent answered all our question and seemed like we could work well together. Though, the Enrollment Agent seemed to be more knowledge in the aspects of running a business (He ran his own business for 5 years before becoming an Enrollment Agent), he gave us lots of advice from a business perspective (like what entity we should pick, since we are still trying to figure this out) and also seem just more well rounded to give advice. The CPA was also knowledgable in taxes but definitely didn't seem to have a business background.
Which would be the better choice for us? I would have definitely gone with the Enrollment Agent off the back if he was a CPA, but from my understanding CPA are consider a "tier above" Enrollment Agents.