A good accountant can save you thousands of pounds a year (if you’re a big company, then an accountant can save you millions of pounds every single year – very easily).
Often people overlook the time saving that an accountant can give them.
Rather than doing everything yourself, you should look to your potential accountant as someone who can save you a lot of time by processing tasks for you. Some accountants will do pretty much everything for you – particularly accountants in Leeds.
Finding an accountant is often a complex process for some people. Years ago people used to have to phone several different accountants to find out more about them. They would trawl through the Yellow Pages, looking at different icons and finding very little information about the accountant, apart from the logo and phone number.
Now the Internet has changed all of that. It’s very easy now to log onto the website and find out a lot more detail about the accountant than it was even several years ago.
Here are a few things that you can find out about an accountant from their website.
Design- does it look like it hasn’t been updated for years, or is it of the sleek and modern. Maybe this doesn’t matter to you, but having an accountant that up-to-date and looks up to date could be a good sign face down top things. However should be the be all end all, maybe the accountant is far too busy dealing with his current clients to worry about updating his website.
The team- an accountant with a very large team doesn’t always mean quality, where it does mean is that there is more than one person do work. It’s a worry if you are relying solely on one person to work for you, who has 5400 or more different clients.
Skills- take a look around the site and see if there is a blog or any other information which gives you an insight into the type of serve IR. If it is important to you, maybe look and see if they do work the charity, or see if they have any clients which are similar to you. You don’t want to be your accountant only nuclear physicist, when his prime client runs a taxi business- He just wouldn’t understand your business and to be able to help you.
Take a look and see if they have different divisions and sniff that relates to your business. For example if you are registered for VAT, see if they have a VAT specialist. If you have a lot of employees, and see if they have an employment taxes specialist.
Audit-if your firm needs an audit, then you will need an accountant who is a registered auditor. This means they have all the necessary skills and training to ensure your books properly presented to any external parties that wish to view them.
Having a look at the accountant’s website, is no substitute for visiting the accountant, however it can be a very useful tool to shorten the amount of time you spend looking for your accountant.
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