Contactability – Find an accountant who you can call whenever you need help and advice
Responsiveness – Make an enquiry and see how quickly they respond. If they aren’t fast now when trying to get your business, what will they be like when they act for you?
Commercial Awareness – A good accountant takes a real interest in you and your business and provides advice that adds value to grow your profits and wealth.
Up-to-date – You want an accountant who knows the latest tax rules and will pro-actively come up with regular new ideas to minimise the tax you pay.
Service portfolio – Running a business is not just about maintaining the books. Other aspects need to be considered, e.g. legal advice, financial advice, risk cover and compliance. A good accountant should offer these services.