Managing the financials is a huge part of any start up or small business and often one that can cause the most amount of headaches. Finding the right accountant to work with who understands your business objectives and can work with you to achieve them can be a massive asset to your business. The wrong accountant can be a huge source of frustration and significantly impact your progress.
Here are our top tips to find the right accounting partner:
- Think about what you really need – how complex your requirements are. You need to make sure you find someone with a suitable level of skills and fees to match. There’s no point in paying for top city accountants if your accounts are quite simple and a local bookkeeper would be sufficient. But if you have high growth plans for your business is the supplier you chose able to cope with your changing demands?
- Ask for local recommendations or referrals. Networking meetings and social media can be a great way to find out about suppliers that other people would recommend. Talk to people in similar industries to yours that may have similar requirements. Many people are happy to recommend those that have made a real difference to their business.
- Meet with at least 3 possible suppliers – talk to them about your business and ask them for quotes. You need to make sure that there is a personal ‘fit’ and that the accountant you choose not only provides the technical skills you require but is someone that you can work with on an ongoing basis.
Our Finance VAs can assist with a variety of accounting services including expense preparation and collation, Bookkeeping, VAT, Payroll, Tax Returns and Year End Accounts. Meet Tracey.
Please give us a call on 01483 332220 or email us at email@example.com to find out if we could be the right accounting partner for your business. We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.