Changing accountants? The time is now…
With most New Year’s resolutions failing by the time January reaches its end, you could argue that February heralds the year’s true fresh start. By now you’ve shaken off the post-Christmas blues, paid your tax to HMRC (if you’re self employed) - and you’re ready to really kick-start 2016.
So, this is the perfect time to take stock of your business finances and investigate the ways in which you can make 2016 your most successful year ever. Allow us to put ‘changing accountants’ at the top of your to-do list…
How changing accountant can benefit your business
If you see your current accountant as a number-cruncher, good for your end-of-year tax return and not much else, then it’s probably hard to comprehend just how much difference a switch could make.
But modern accountants offer a more pro-active service, providing financial and business advice throughout the year rather than just balancing the books at the end of it.
That extra support allows you to consistently grow your business, identifying financial opportunities as they arise and helping you plan your cash-flow more efficiently. And of course, we still take care of the end-of-year stuff too…
See a specialist
If you’re going to be working alongside your new accountant all year round, best to find one who understands your industry. Accountants with a specialism in your sector won’t just speak your lingo, they’ll know all the latest laws and legislation governing your finances - and they’ll be able to advise you accordingly.
Better still, they’ll be able to benchmark your business against others in the same sector, helping you to set realistic targets, monitor all-important KPIs and apply industry-wide best practice.
Head for the clouds
Xero helps you keep on top of your business finances wherever you are, via mobile device, tablet or laptop, and saves you countless trips to your accountant or the post office to send in your paper-based accounts. It also provides you with instant, on-the-go access to financial analysis, in-depth reporting, invoicing facilities and much more.
As a Xero Gold Partner, and an award-winner in 2015, we are the leading Xero accountants in Sutton Coldfield and the West Midlands - ahead of the curve when it comes to turning technology to your advantage.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how a switch of accountant could benefit you and your business, just give us a call on 0121 667 3882 or drop us an email.