There are several reasons as to why people wish to change their accountant. Nine times out of ten, there is nothing particularly wrong with the current accountant and you may well get on very well on a personal level. More often than not it is simply that the service that the accountant provides is not correctly aligned with your needs as their client.
Some of the more common complaints are as follows:
Many local accountancy firms have very experienced staff who provide a wide range of traditional accountancy services. However, this usually does not include dealing with contractors, consultants and freelancers. This can lead to lengthy turnaround times on queries; high accountancy bills; and no proactive assistance to help you meet your deadlines.
Often you will find that you do not have one point of contact, which can lead to frustrating overlaps in conversations.
Some contractor accountants provide a call centre type set up where you may deal with a different person every time you call and that person may not be a qualified accountant. This leads to a very impersonal service.
Other contractor accountants do provide a dedicated, qualified accountant, but predominantly accountants who have qualified in-house, without any broader accountancy, business, or workplace experience. Whilst this can still lead to an excellent routine service it can cause problems when you have a query that is outside of this narrow category of expertise.
In recent years there have been huge changes in the way that you can do your bookkeeping as a contractor. With the advances in secure cloud technology, you can have your financial position at your fingertips through a mobile phone or tablet. Many accountants simply don’t support this.
If your current accountancy provider falls into one of the above categories, why not look for a change? At Integro Accounting our accountants have years of specialist contractor accountancy experience, built upon both experience within traditional accountancy practice and industry. A bespoke cloud-based bookkeeping package or a traditional spreadsheet is provided as standard within our fixed fee accountancy service, the choice is yours.
Why Integro Accounting?
Integro Accounting is the UK’s only specialist provider of fixed fee, limited company accountancy services for contractors, consultants and freelancers that was established to an award winning standard – our Practice Manager, Maria Hickmott FCCA, won The British Accountancy Awards’ ‘Accountant of the Year’ in 2011.
We were set up with the vision of providing a service that is the ultimate for the dynamic, busy professional of today in a language you understand.
Integro Accounting have designed a bespoke service for the contractor who is always on the go; never forgetting that one size will never fit all.
The relationship you have with your accountant is the most important factor in our service which is why we will always offer unlimited contact with your own personal accountant; whether that contact is via the phone, email or face to face.
We have our 3 offices located in London, the South-West and on the Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire border. There are also meeting locations in many of the major cities and towns across the Home counties, South-West and South Wales, all conveniently placed so that you never have to travel far to meet your accountant.
If you have any questions about contracting or would like to find out more about how Integro Accounting can help you and business please call Christian on 01525 303984, email firstname.lastname@example.org or request a callback.