How to Choose an Accountant

Whether you’re a new contractor or you’ve been contracting for years, choosing a contractor accountant can seem quite daunting. With the needs of each limited company being unique, there’s no one-size-fits-all checklist of requirements, so it makes sound business sense to appoint a good accountant who is right for you. Not only will they be able to help with initial set-up steps such as forming your limited company, they will also be able to advise you on a myriad of complex financial issues, and ultimately to make sure that you keep as much of your hard earned turnover as you can.

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You’ll have enough on your plate with running your business, and the last thing you need to worry about is missing a tax deadline, making sure that your tax submission is accurate, or missing out on any opportunity to maximise your tax allowances.

Just how do you make sure you choose an accountant that's right for you? Below, we’ve listed a few things you may want to keep in mind.

Can you meet your contractor accountant?

We may live in a digital world where many of our conversations happen online, but what about when only face to face will do? Tax can be complicated, and sometimes delicate issues are best discussed in person.

If this kind of personal service is important to you then look out for a contractor accountancy firm who offer face to face meetings with your accountant.

We give our clients that choice. Meet up with your own dedicated accountant whenever you need to in a number offices across the UK.

Check reviews and references

You wouldn’t eat at a restaurant without checking reviews first, and we’re sure that you wouldn’t appoint an accountant either. It’s always worth looking at the Trustpilot or Google reviews of any potential accountant to see what existing clients have to say about the service they offer. It’s also worth asking any contractor connections you have in your network for any recommendations or if they have any experience working with any of the accountancy firms on your shortlist.

Three simple steps to appointing SJD Accountancy

Form a company

Choose a package

Maximise your income

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Appointing an accountant can save you time and stress when starting up on your own. If you would like to speak to someone about any of the above information or any other queries you may have, arrange a callback and a member of the team will be in touch.

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