Choose The Right Accountant For Your Southampton Business
Your relationship with your accountant is usually a long term one, so it is important to choose the right accountant for your business from the early stages. But how do you choose an accountant? There are a number of key indicators to consider when choosing an accountant:
Would their clients recommend them? Do they have any testimonials on their website or reviews? A good testimonial indicates a strong loyalty from clients and is a great endorsement for an accountancy company.
How long has the accountancy practice been established for? If they have been in business for a significant period of time, this suggests they have the appropriate knowledge, experience and expertise to manage your accounts.
Does the accountant offer more than just basic accountancy services or can they offer more? Are bespoke packages such as bookkeeping, payroll, tax planning, forecasting and cash flow available? At Styles & Associates Accountancy, we are able to offer full financial services to businesses based in Southampton and the surrounding areas.
Would the accountancy company assign you a personal account manager? When you talk to them are they approachable and enthusiastic in their work? Can you visualize working with them for the duration of your business?
If you have a vision to grow your business, does your accountant have the capacity to grow with you? Do they have the experience and knowledge to understand your vision?
Some accountants charge by the hour, others will charge on a fixed fee basis. As a business owner, do you want to be able to talk to your accountant without the worry of how much it will cost? When you are researching Southampton accountants, ask for a written quotation to confirm what services are included and if you will be charged a fixed monthly or hourly fee.
It is easier than you think. Did you receive an unexpected bill at the end of the financial year, or are you frustrated at not being able to accurately forecast your accountancy fees? If you are an already established business and would like to change to Styles & Associates Accountancy on a fixed fee basis, we can help you migrate from your current accountant and make the process easy for you.
As your business grows, you can take advantage of the additional services we provide – and when you add a new service, we will provide a new fixed fee quote.
If you would like a quote, get in touch with us today on: 01420 541 554
It feels like the team at Styles and Associates are an extension of my business. Not only is book keeping and accounting performed timely and accurately giving me management information I can rely on but I feel I always have someone to discuss ideas or problems with.