Accountancy sometimes gets a bad reputation as a service that is going to rip you off. After all you can do it yourself, right?
Well you can but is it worth it. It takes a vast amount of time and is a rather unpleasant job. For what it costs to employ an accountant we think it’s money well spent getting in a financial expert to look after your accounts.
Your time should be spent running the business, looking after customers and driving things forward. Not doing sums and working out tax percentages.
That’s why for our first recommendation we are advising all businesses owners to go and get an accountant sorted today!
So how do you pick one! Well the first thing to do is make sure they are chartered. Anyone can set up an accountancy business, there is no law and this. You could do it and I could do it, with no qualifications or any clue on what it’s about. Many firms are like this, filled with none qualified people. That’s why you need a one that is chartered. This means they have been assessed by a governing body like http://www.icaew.com and the staff are qualified to do what they advertise.
The North East has literally thousands of companies offering services so it can be a minefield to find one. There is a great website called Accountants North East which shows you the best local companies and reviews their services. It’s worth checking out before you dive in to an agreement.
We ended up looking at this page http://accountants-northeast.co.uk/darlington and found a brilliant local guy to us, who has been an absolute god send when it comes to our finances.
Check them out, we recommend them!