Choosing an Accountant

Choosing and Using an Accountant for Your Small Business

Choosing and Using an Accountant for Your Small Business

When running a business for the first time, it can be tempting to think you can go it alone – as an enthusiastic advocate of lean techniques, you may have taken the view that an accountant represents an unnecessary expense. But the opposite is almost always the case; a small outlay on an accountant can save your business untold costs in the long run. In this article, you will find an introduction to accountants from the point of view of a small business. We cover what services they can provide, where to find one, and how to save on accountancy fees. What services can an accountant offer my small business? Accountancy is a broad term, and different accountants will offer different kinds of service. There are a number of such services. Helping you file annual accounts. Whether you are a sole... »

How to Find the Perfect Accountant

How to Find the Perfect Accountant

If you are looking to find an accountant that fits your specific business or professional needs, it can be difficult to find the perfect accountant. Different businesses have different expectations in what they require from an accountant. It may be that you are looking for simple bookkeeping services, you may require compliance work completed or you may be looking for a quality outsourced finance director to help with those tough finance decisions and ultimately reduce your costs. Here are some of the fastest and most reliable methods for finding the accountant which best fits your business needs: Use a Professional Accountant Sourcing Service You will be glad to hear that the term ‘professional service’ does not necessarily mean that you are going to pay over the odds for the right accoun... »

Choosing an Accountant

A good accountant will save you and your business money, but it’s essential to choose the right one for your particular business. Use the following checklist to find the right person. 1) Ask friends or colleagues for recommendations 2) Check that the accountant is suitably qualified 3) Find out if the accountant has expertise at dealing with your sort of business 4 ) Set up an initial meeting to discuss your needs 5) Find out how much the accountant charges 6) Check who will actually handle your work Choosing an Accountant – Things to Do 1. Ask friends or colleagues for recommendations Ask friends, colleagues or business associates if they would recommend their own accountants. Alternatively, ask your local Business Link or bank manager for advice on accountants in the area or ... »