How to find good accountant for small business

by Benny Gala DNS Accountants

Finding an accountant for your business is really a challenging task, because of budget and requirement. Many business owners do not realize that almost anyone can establish themselves in business and advertise and label themselves as accountants.

  • Ask for any referrals from your business network
  • Ask for a list of all of the accountant’s services
  • Determine how you and the accountant will communicate, and how often
  • Ask how the accounting fees for their services
  • Negotiate fees and costs associated with the accountant’s services
  • Put together an engagement letter with costs, services, of duration the relationship

Here are some of the key factors you should consider to hire accountants for your business:

Education and Qualification

The qualification you are looking for a Chartered or Chartered Certified Accountancy Practice. (While anyone can call themselves an accountant, only those who have passed rigorous professional examinations can call themselves chartered).

Chartered Accountants or Chartered Certificate passed the examinations prescribed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) or alternatively the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in England and Wales.

Qualified accountants maintain their knowledge to ensure that they are up to date with new trends and changes.

While it is optional to use a chartered accountant for your accounts in the UK, if your company or firm has a business that exceeds a certain threshold, you will need to audit your accounts. Auditing of your accounts can only be done by the firm of registered auditors.

Essentially when deciding which accountant to use, you should choose from a list of accountants who have professional qualifications or are from a firm called Chartered Accountant, which is sufficient to ensure your finances. The cases will be fully controlled and supervised by qualified personnel.

Type of accounting firm

You should try to choose the type and size of accounting practice appropriate for your business. If you have a small enterprise, a small regional accountancy firm in Harrow is unlikely to be the right choice. Similarly a small turnover or a start up business with a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) will probably not get the best service from an international accountancy firm.

An important factor to remember is that the firm you choose should be able to accommodate you as your business grows. So when selecting an accountancy firm, you have a clientele larger than them, so that they have experience working with firms the size you intend to be. In addition, tax advice is the bread and butter of accountancy, with most accountancy now offering a wide range of related management functions and analysis to help you make informed decisions about how to grow and grow your business. These services can be of great benefit to those wishing to grow their business.

The knowledge and personality

Different knowledge for a moment, you should meet with your accountant on a personal level. It would be difficult to live with them without it. The best accountants will take a keen interest in your company and also in the business world in general. Also remember that your accountant is running his own business and you will have to face many issues and problems during your daily business activities. The ability of your accountant to relate to you and exchange information about dealing with things will be a great asset to you and your business organization. However there will also be instances where your accountant has to tell you that you are doing something wrong or something that you need to address. If you have mutual respect for each other, this process will become much easier. Remember that your accountant will work for you as part of your team and is trying to ensure that you will succeed

Software and Technology

Once all accounts were done by hand in the book, nowadays it is almost unheard of. Also it is found that many companies will keep their accounts relatively easily in order to use the software.  You should inquire about whether they could help you with accounting software.

An accountant in London is a key team member for the success of your business. You need to find who is experienced, reliable, and ready to be there for you whenever a need arises.

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About Benny Gala Senior   DNS Accountants

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Created on Feb 18th 2021 09:16. Viewed 157 times.


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