What to look out for
It can be difficult to know exactly what to look for when you are choosing an accountant.
In our opinion there are two main points which need to be right:
Can you talk to them?
It’s very important that you can talk to your accountant without being made to feel that you’re not important or are being a bit of a nuisance. You should never feel that you are asking a stupid question or that you should just leave them to get on with it and not meddle in things you don’t understand!
Do they know what they are doing?
This may seem obvious, but many people don’t realise that you don’t need any formal qualifications to be an accountant.
So always make sure your accountant is qualified and registered with a governing body.
This will give you the peace of mind that they know what they are doing and are required to keep their knowledge up to date.
You get what you pay for
If you have ticked these two boxes, then you’re almost there.
Obviously, price is also an important consideration, but be prepared to pay a fair price. If you want cheap, then you can find cheap, but you will also get a cheap service which will often end up being a frustrating experience and may even cost you more in the long term.
Why not get in touch and let us explain to you just how we tick both of those boxes?