The insider’s guide to the numbers.

Not everyone wants to do their accounts themselves. But some do – I fall into the former. Mainly because my various hats can make this complicated and I know I need the help.

Choosing a good accountant is a vital decision – it may be the best one you ever make. But there are so many to choose from.

So I asked friends for recommendations – it’s how we do business isn’t it? If we don’t know, we ask.

Then I made a list of questions (recurring theme here)

  • To check their qualifications and are regulated by a professional body.
  • How long have they been working with small businesses?
  • Do they have testimonials – are they current?
  • What other small businesses are they working with – in what sector?
  • Could my money work harder?
  • How much will the service cost?
  • What work can be done to reduce the cost (ie monthly spreadsheets)?
  • When are payments required?
  • What information is required?

The right match for you must understand your business and can guide you. You need to click too.

Remember, it’s your business and your choice..and you can change at any time – just keep good records!

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