Is it time to switch accountants?

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July 17, 2015
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So, you’ve been with your current accountant for years, and you’ve not missed a deadline yet! But is that enough? Does your accountant really work for you? Are you advised on what you could be claiming for or only “what you cannot be claiming for”?

Is your accountant a “good accountant” or a “really great accountant”?

With the contractor & freelancer market growing increasingly strong, you will find more and more “good accountant’s” wanting a piece of the action.

Meeting deadlines is a crucial part of any accountants job, but what else should you expect from your accountant? And why should you look at switching accountant’s? We have listed a couple of points on why you should look to switch;

Behind the times If your accountant is still making you collect your receipts in a shoebox then, the reality is that your bookkeeping software and your accountant are outdated. Using the latest cloud accounting technology, not only does it make your life easier, it also allows you to see a clear financial picture of your company at any given time. From an accountant perspective, any accountant worth their salt will be able to look at the current position at let you know what you’re not claiming for, and help save you Tax!

Lack of personal service Do you find yourself speaking to different accountants every month? Or maybe not speaking at all. With the high demand in the freelance and contractor sector, some firms struggle to keep up with demand (or want to maximise profits) leaving to a lack of staff. Receiving a lack of personal service means a lack of advice that is tailored to you and your business. Maybe it’s time you stopped being treated as a number and got the advice which you pay for!

Poor Value for money – If you find yourself paying the earth for your accountancy service, yet you only speak to your accountant a couple of times a year then it seems you may not be getting best value for your money. You want an accountant who will be working for you, reviewing your bookkeeping monthly or quarterly and providing a review.

They don’t “get” your business – If your accountant does not know what your business does and how you operate, then how can they advise you best? In order to see how you can save tax and claim different expenses they should have some knowledge of the business activity. It always helps to work with people who have the same vision as you do.

If you are experiencing any of the above then it’s time you made the switch. Switching has never been easier and is pretty much hassle free.

So if you are looking to switch accountants drop us a line.

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