Frequently Asked Questions
These are a few of the more common questions we get asked by prospective clients considering using our services…
Q: How easy is it to change accountants and why change?
A: If your existing accountant is offering you an excellent pro-active service at a fair fee then stick with them. However, different accountants will save you different amounts of tax and provide different levels of business advice. If your present accountant doesn’t offer the type of service you want and that we do offer, then changing over to us is very easy. It involves just one letter from you and we take care of everything else. Your existing accountant is not usually allowed to charge you for providing the normal handover information.
Q: Are your fees expensive?
A: No! We offer fees linked to the value of what we provide. We’re not always the cheapest and as with many things in life the cheapest is often the most expensive in the long run. However, we are not expensive and we offer excellent value for what we provide. Most importantly we never undertake work without agreeing the fee arrangements in advance so you always know where you stand.
Q: Is now the right time to change?
A: We can’t over emphasise the importance of tax planning at an early stage. Ideally you do tax planning before the year even starts but after that, the earlier the better. The same is applicable to all areas of advice and we want to help you change the future, not just reporting what has already happened.
Q: Will you come to visit us for an initial consultation?
A: Yes. It often helps to see your business, books and records, etc at first hand and we are always happy to invest our time without charge to show you what we can do. Of course, if you prefer to visit us, that’s fine too.
Q: How soon can you come to see us?
A: When’s good for you? If you need to see somebody urgently, then we’ll do our upmost to help.
Q: Is your fixed quote guaranteed for more than one year?
A: We want you as a long term client who trusts us to do what we say we will do.
We quote what we anticipate to be a fair fee for the value provided and would only anticipate normal inflationary increases if the work stays the same.
Very occasionally there may be reasons why the amount of work involved exceeded what was expected but we would sit down and discuss these with you. In some cases, where it is clear exactly what work is involved we can guarantee the fee for more than one year.
Q: How do I know you will deliver?
A: All we can say is that as accountants, you’d expect us to be a bit analytical, which is true. Our clients are used to this level of service. You are also more than welcome to speak with some of our existing clients who have the experience of our service. See what our clients say.