best accountantsYou are looking at all the top accounting firms potentially suitable for your business; you may have just started up, grown to a sufficient size to require professional advice or it is time to change from your current accountant.

  • What criteria do you use to choose the best accountant?
  • How do you make sure the accountant is the most appropriate for your business?
  • How do you find them?

Understand Your Requirements

Before contacting any prospective accounting firms, reflect upon what you actually require. Do you need bookkeeping, accounting, tax advice, business planning, company or personal accounts etc? Split these in what you need immediately, and what you would like to have. Then ensure that the accountants you select provide your required services.

Locating The Right Accountant

Personal referrals from current clients are often the best way to a good accountant, as the client will have experienced the level of expertise, quality of service and charging policies. Therefore, ask your friends, associates in similar businesses or bank manager for recommendations.