How to choose an accountant for your new business in 2018

How to choose an accountant for your new business in 2018

If you have recently started a new business, or are planning to in 2018, then there are lots of different things to think about. In amongst all the nuts and bolts of the core business that takes place, the subject of accountancy can become lost. This is especially true for sole traders who may have enough to do as a one-man band as well as taking the time to keep on top of this also.

Not paying attention to your accountancy needs is a mistake though! Not only will it make it impossible to keep accurate records of how your business is progressing, but it will also leave you in trouble with the tax man if you don’t submit your return correctly or on-time.

With this in mind, many business owners choose to use a professional accountancy firm to handle all their tax needs for them. If you are wondering what to look for in an accountancy firm, then here are a few tips:

Professional yet friendly approach

As your tax and accountancy requirements are so key, you need an accountant that you trust and get along with. This will allow you to work with them to get all your paperwork done on-time and with no hassle. In addition, you should always use a respected company with a professional approach as you know they will do everything to the highest standards.

Up to date with the latest legal changes

One major advantage of using a specialised accountant to do your books is that you don’t have to spend time keeping up to date with the many changes to VAT and tax law that take place regularly. Of course, your accountant should make sure they are knowledgeable in this area before you hire them.

Easy to get hold of

There is nothing more frustrating than hiring an accountant that never returns your calls or emails. Although this can be a little hard to test before hiring, you can always look online at reviews or ask locally to see what reputation they have in this area. If you are needing to speak to them urgently, then it is no good if they never answer their phone.

If you are looking for top quality and professional accountancy services then get in touch with SQK Accountancy today! Our polite and experienced team will be able to help you select the best package and take the worry of keeping tabs on your tax away.

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