Need an accountant you can trust in Bromley Borough?
1st May 2014
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Finding a good accountant that complements your business is worth its weight in gold.

Of course the pre-requisite is that they're properly qualified, that's a given.

But like most industries, accountants aren't "a one size fits all". They will all specialise firstly in different sizes of business (small, medium, large) or in different areas of financial management such as tax, payroll, trusts or general practice.

So when you're looking for an accountant you should follow some simple steps to ensure that you are making the right choice for your business:

  1. What do you need? Is it just the tax side of your business that you need support with? Or Payroll? Are you wanting much more from your accountant, like business strategy and development? Asking this question will help you select an accoutant that specialises in your needs.
  2. Are they qualified? Check that they are members of one of the 4 recognised organisations (ICAEW, ACCA, ICAS or CAI) which covers the UK. Then look at their testimonials and people they work with for more info.
  3. What do people say about them? Do your research. There's so much info out there in the form of testimonials, forums etc that you never need to use a service without getting some background on them.
  4. Interview them The bottom line is that is someone wants your business, they'll be more than happy to spend some time with you to showcase what they do. And you need to be sure that you can get along with them - they're going to become a vital part of your business and you wouldn't employ someone without interviewing them, would you...?!
At thebestof Bromley Borough we of course only recommend the best businesses in our area.

And so here's the lowdown on who we believe are the accountants you should call first:

  • Hammonds Chartered Accountants are based in Beckenham and offer both personal and business accounting services. They have experts that will cover most of your accounting needs.
  • FW Berringer offer full audit, axation, accounting and business advice services to individuals and businesses alike.
  • Numbers and Beyond provide bookkeeping or fully outsourced accounting services to small and medium sized businesses.

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