Finding an accountant is easy. Am I right?
Yes, I am right. Finding any old accountant is easy. Go on Google, search ‘accountant’ and voila!
But finding the RIGHT accountant is a mission if I am 100% honest with you.
With so many accountants to choose from how can you actually make sure that you find the RIGHT one??
Here are some points to consider when choosing the right accountant for you:
Does the accountant specialize in your sector?
Decide if the service you want is actually available!
Accountants have all sorts of services, depending on what you, as a client, need.
There is no point selecting an accountant that will not be able to provide you the service you need. Some services may include:
- Tax advice (one common misconception of accountants is that they all can provide tax services however this is a separate qualification)
- Personal tax
- Company formations
- Entrepreneur visa
Does the accounting firm have the right qualifications?
Anyone can just sit at home, make a spreadsheet on your accountants and claim they are an accountant. But are they truly qualified and know how to accurately make the accounts and properly carry out the tasks?
Chartered accountants will have FCA or ACA after their name, meaning they are professional in the field of accountancy.
Does the accountant give good customer service?
There is no point dealing with an accountant who will just make you day miserable whenever you talk to them.
An accountant with good customer service will make your day flow better, and best of all… won’t give you any headache!
It is best to have an accountant who will always make time when you want to be able to speak to them, and will ensure you receive the best experience possible.
You can find out customer experiences by looking at the accounting company’s reviews and testimonials.
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Shoaib Aslam is the co-founder of Pearl Chartered Accountants, a UK-based chartered accountancy firm that has multiple locations across London. They are experts in helping startups and established businesses with all aspects of growth, strategy, scaling up, accounting and tax planning.