The 4 key things you should look for when choosing an accountant

14 May 2018

There are many things to look for when choosing a provider of services for your business. With an accountant, there was little to choose from in the past. You would hand over your records and they would calculate the tax for you. But modern accountants deliver so much than this. With this in mind, here are the 4 key things you should look for when choosing and accountant for your business –

They work closely with you

The days of communicating with your accountant once a year are over. Having access to valuable financial information about your business helps you to stay connected and act quickly. A quality accountant will provide you with accurate and real time information. NWD keep you in touch with your business.

Support business decisions

Your business will experience different conditions over the course of time. And you need to be able to adapt to these changes. Having an experienced adviser on your side puts you in the best position to make these decisions. We have been there to assist others in your position many times before, so are here to look after you.

Being available at the end of the phone

Working with an online accountant might save a few pounds here and there on the upfront cost but does nothing to help you build confidence in what you are doing. An accountant that answers the phone and deals with any questions you have is invaluable. You should work with an accountant that you can speak to.

Choose an accountant with a range of services

No matter where your business is now, there will be additional services that you need in the future. An accountant that also deal with other areas is a great choice. This might be –

  • Help with your personal tax returns
  • Management account services
  • VAT registration and returns
  • Payroll services
  • Auto enrolment pensions

There are many services to choose from, so make sure you work with someone who can support you in all of these. Don’t end up with an accountancy nightmare – choose carefully!