For most limited company contractors, your accountant is likely to be the advisor you engage with more than any other. In this guide, we look at the professional qualifications held by accountants and accountancy firms.
If you are working via your own limited company, you need to keep on top of your accounting duties.
A good accountant will look after your company's affairs, however you (as a director) are utimately responsible for the accuracy of your company accounts.
Browse our accountancy guides to find out what your duties are, and what an accountant can do for you.
If you decide to move to a new accountant, what happens to any accounting paperwork which is yet to be finalised? More importantly, how much will it cost in catch up fees to bring your accounts up-to-date?
Changing accountants can be a challenging time for company directors, even if the handover process goes smoothly. In this article, we ask if there is an optimum time of year to move to a new firm.
As a company director, your accountant is likely to be your most important and trusted source of professional expertise while running your business. But what happens if things go wrong?
With monthly fees varying widely — from £50 a month to £150 a month and over — how do you establish what’s reasonable, what’s suspiciously low, and what’s extortionate?
There is no legal obligation to hire an accountant if you’re setting up a limited company. However, there are some very good reasons to do so.
The main job of an accountant is to look after your limited company’s tax affairs. When you sign up with a new firm, you need to provide them with the authority to deal with HMRC on your behalf. So, how does this authorisation process work in practice?
If you strip away all the marketing and price differences between competing firms, there are a number of core tasks all specialist contractor accountants undertake for their clients.
With hundreds of firms to choose from, we look at the factors you should bear in mind when comparing specialist contractor accountants.
Here are three top tips for saving on your business accountancy costs during this cost of living crisis.