Is it time to change your accountant?

Posted 16/12/2014
Is it time to change your accountant?

We humans are creatures of habit. We love routine and we positively hate change. We’ll stay with the same bank for years, even if they’ve fallen behind with their customer service. We’ll hang on to a favourite sweater, or a much-loved car, all for the sake of sentimentality. It’s an outlook that also extends to our trusty accountant. But, with the financial health of your business at stake, Kirkwood Wilson Accountants wonder if your current choice of accountant really adds up?

Employing an accountant to handle the financial affairs of your business is sometimes seen as a luxury for some, particularly start-ups and fledgling businesses. But for a successful business, it’s somewhat of a necessity to hand over those financial reigns if you want to work more on the business than in the business.

If you’ve long since bought into that approach, you may still be handing over your accounts to the same accountant who you first entrusted with the task. Hopefully you’re still just as happy with their service and are able to forge ahead with what you do best.

However, if you have any niggling doubts whatsoever, perhaps it’s time to take a step back and re-assess your arrangement. Your accountants need to adapt to the growth of your business and that means evolving, and constantly striving for new and improved techniques, to give you the service that you and your business deserve.

Ask yourself…

When did you last think you could really do with some extra support?

For your average family run business it’s all too easy for management meetings to fall by the wayside and vital actions slip through the net. We can provide an experienced Finance Director to help maintain your momentum. Worried about auto-enrolment? Our sister company, EasyPAE, can help. Struggling with payroll and bookkeeping? Again, we have the skills to ease the burden.

When was the last time you talked to your accountant?

We won’t just give you the bare minimum of assistance at Kirkwood Wilson Accountants. We prefer the old fashioned approach of talking to our clients. When you sign up with us that means that our advisers are available to you, on the other end of the phone or in person, whenever you need us. There are no hidden costs, no nasty surprises.

When was the last time you were landed with an unexpected bill?

Our fixed fee servicemeans that you have unlimited access to our expertise and it won’t cost you a penny extra. A good accountant should pay for themselves and we pride ourselves on our transparent pricing. If you need advice, or financial planning, or whatever accounting needs you have, you don’t have to worry about costs spiralling out of hand with Kirkwood Wilson Accountants.

When was the last time you changed your accounting software?

At Kirkwood Wilson Accountants we pride ourselves at being at the cutting edge of new technology to deliver the highest standards of accounting services to our valued clients. We’re the only accredited Sage Accountant Partners in Southport. That means we can sell market leading Sage products at a more affordable price for you, as well as providing in-depth training and aftercare support. Plus, we can also supply you with innovative cloud-based business accounting software from Xero.

For more information about all our services please contact us on 01704 546000.

Posted 16/12/2014