09 Feb How do you know it’s time to start looking for a new accountant?
Most businesses understand the importance of small business accounting. What most don’t understand, however, is when the time is right to change their accountant. Staying with the wrong accountant can cause stress, delays, and ultimately cost you money. We’ve already discussed 3 things to consider when hiring a new accountant, but how do you know it’s time to find a new accountant to work with?
The signs you should watch out for
Here are some common signs you should be seeking a new accountant:
- You’re having difficulty contacting your accountant regularly
- Your accountant is not interested in developing new strategies
- You’re experiencing delays with payroll and other accounts processing
- You don’t get any explanations on complex financial matters
- You experience an unexpected increase in accountancy costs
All of these signs point to your accountant no longer being the right person to help your small business grow. It’s essential that you work with an engaged, professional, and experienced financial professional who is able to give you the service you need.
Isn’t it complicated to find a new accountant?
No! Far from it. Many business owners continue with a service they know is sub-par purely because they have a misplaced sense of loyalty, or they think transferring to a new accountant is going to be hard work. Neither of those things are true. Remember that accountancy is a service and you are a client, if your accountant isn’t providing you the service you deserve, you’re well within your rights to find another provider who will.
Similarly transferring accountants isn’t stressful, difficult, or time-consuming. A large portion of accountancy is handled digitally these days. One of the many benefits of cloud accounting is it makes transferring even large amounts of financial data easy and fast. A simple data transfer and a consultation to establish your accountancy requirements is all it takes to find a much-improved service.
Don’t wait, find a new accountant today
If your current accountant isn’t providing the service your business deserves, remember that’s not going to change overnight. Take the initiative and find an accountancy team you can trust to help your business grow, by contacting SQK Accountancy today.