Finding An Accountant 3 Top Tips


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Finding An Accountant 3 Top Tips

  1. 1. Finding an Accountant - 3 Tips on How to Hire the Right One By Colin Foster
  2. 2. Finding an Accountant .... It’s easier than you think <ul><li>Here are a few suggestions on; </li></ul><ul><li>What to think about Where to look What to do and How to get started </li></ul>
  3. 3. Do you need a new accountant? <ul><li>Years ago Accountants and Solicitors seemed to stay with us for life. </li></ul><ul><li>Not so now as we become much more savvy business owners. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, quality of service is Key! </li></ul>
  4. 4. How often does your Accountant speak to you? <ul><li>Year end, when Vat returns are due, or other documents.....too often is the answer. </li></ul><ul><li>In times like a recession you want advice as a small business owner and without worrying is this call or email going to cost you! </li></ul><ul><li>So What Can you do </li></ul><ul><li>Action Step 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Write a list of what your dream accountant would be doing for you. Don’t hold back, be demanding.... You deserve great support </li></ul>
  5. 5. Use the Internet Google is your best friend <ul><li>Did you know nearly 80 percent of people looking for a local service provider use the internet </li></ul><ul><li>It is also an ideal way to check people and companies out </li></ul><ul><li>Look for sites with testimonials...what do existing clients have to say about their service </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tips when Searching on Google <ul><li>Make a list of terms that are relevant </li></ul><ul><li>If you want a local accountant add in the geographic location either before or generally after the keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>Accountant in Chorley or it could be more specific with a search like small business accounting Chorley </li></ul>
  7. 7. Finding an Accountant - 3 Tips on How to Hire the Right One By Colin Foster EXPERT Accountancy
  8. 8. Speak to a minimum of two Accountancy firms <ul><li>First, contact two or three different firms </li></ul><ul><li>See if they meet any or all of your wish list </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them; What kind of accountancy service they will offer? How often will they keep in touch? Once a month, once a week, or just at the end of the year when they send your finalised accounts and their invoice. </li></ul><ul><li>Secondly and most importantly do you get along? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Finding an Accountant - 3 Tips on How to Hire the Right One <ul><li>Ideally your accountant should be a trusted advisor and hopefully the font of all knowledge when it comes to the financial advice you are looking for. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember your new accountant in Chorley can make life so much easier for you in both the good and bad times of business. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Finding an Accountant - 3 Tips on How to Hire the Right One To find out more about EXPERT Accountancy contact [email_address]