What would any of you say for hiring an accountant?

I really need some good advice from accountants. We hired an accountant this year to do our taxes, but found out he is new to the business.... He said he went to school or whatever its called for 5 years for tax filing. He seems to know about the tax laws. (I don't know enough to determine for sure) But is not very familiar with the QBO program. He has only been using it for little under 6 months, and I had to tell him how to undo a reconcilitation for me yesterday. Also had some tricky transactions, and was getting help from him and then later asked a ProAdvisor I know. And they both gave me 2 completely different answers. Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance! :)

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