How to Find the Best Accountant in London for You
Finding the right accountancy firm can be tricky, not least because there’s a million different specialties, and understanding what you need may not be immediately obvious to everyone; financial accounting can be hugely intimidating to the non-initiated!
Whether it’s personal taxation, growth management, corporate financial structuring or just general SME accounting advice even, scouring Google for accountancy firm reviews can be a complete mental and time drain! It’s a good idea to get a handle on your specific needs in your future accountant-to-be, so you can easily sort the wheat from the chaff, and get down to business!
Once you know what you need from your accountant, you need to establish the following things, in order to ensure the firm you’ve chosen is the perfect one for you.
Referrals & Recommendations
Great! You’ve got your shortlist of accountants, and you’ve been diligent in comparing their services on offer, their location, the experience of their leadership team, so now it’s time to look at what their previous clients have to say about them!
Nowhere else will you find a more reliable assessment of a company’s, or an individual’s, skillset, reliability and expertise than from people they’ve already had a business relationship with. They have experienced firsthand what it’s like to work with them, whether they’re punctual, reliable, thorough, friendly? Client advocacy is a business’ most powerful marketing tool, and a good wrap sheet from past clients, bodes well for their possible future working with you.
Take Specific Questions
Yes, you may not know the industry jargon, or the real nitty gritty of what really needs to get done with your accounts, but you have a general idea, and that’s important!
Are you looking to expand your business and want advice on renting business properties? Your accountant is the person you go to for advice on loans, business rental agreements, ways to save money on rent, etc.
Are you trying to contract out, but need to be a Limited company? Your accountant is the guy or gal who can navigate you on that journey with HMRC, to get you licensed, up and running.
This is your chance to get any niggling questions or worries off your chest, and the right accountant will consider your business goals and realities thoughtfully, before pursuing the most effective and attainable path forwards.
Is It Affordable?
Unsurprisingly, accounting can get quite expensive and with ugly hidden costs and inflexible firms giving the industry a bad name, it’s just one of the reasons why Naail & Co is so dedicated to providing the best service possible to all our clients.
Affordability shouldn’t be the reason you work with your accountants, and we pride ourselves on being one of the most accommodating accountancy firms in London. Whether you’re self employed, a burgeoning startup or an established SME, you should approach accountants in your general area of need (you have done your research, right?), and move forward with the ones who aren’t afraid of going against the grain, being flexible and working around your needs, not their profit margins!
At the end of the day, London is brimming with accountancy firms, all with various specialisms and experts at the helm. Naail & Co knows that true confidence is quiet, so keep the hassle and the noise outside, and come in and discuss your financial needs with our talented team.