Is it time to change accountants for your business?

Having the support of a forward-thinking, proactive accountant can be key to a businesses success and growth.

Businesses of all sizes, whether a startup or larger corporate entity, should be able to rely on the wealth of support and services their accountants can offer. Sometimes, however, these businesses aren’t getting this high level of service and can feel they are being let down and it may be time to change.

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If you’re considering if it may be time to change accountants, ask yourself these questions:

Is your business getting true value for money? 

If you don’t feel like you’re getting the level of service you’re paying for this can be a cause for concern. An accountancy firm, such as Cottons, can also able to offer further value by partnering with other providers able to offer you extra benefits such as wealth management, HR guidance, web design and more.

Do you feel like just a number? Has your accountant outgrown you? 

It may be you feel that your current accountant has grown too big for you. If you’re beginning to feel like a number to a large firm of accountants then it may be time for you to move on.

Does your current accountant understand the needs of your business? 

It is vital that your accountant fully understands what you, as a business owner, need from them and your plans for future growth. The team at Cottons look to truly understand your goals and work alongside your business to ensure we are able to help you at every step.

Is your business missing any tax or accounting deadlines? 

As part of delivering good service, your accountants should always be ahead of the game. Asking you to drop everything to rush through a tax return is unacceptable – distracting you from your work and, most importantly, growing your business.

Has your business outgrown your accountants? 

Business growth is one of the most common reasons to move accountants. At the first sign that your accounts or tax needs are getting too complex for your current accountants to handle it’s time to look elsewhere.

If you feel that any of the questions above describe your current situation then it is time for a change.

Is changing accountants difficult?

At Cottons, we have over 35 years of experience in ensuring the process of changing accountants is kept as simple as possible. Our aim throughout the process is to cause minimal disruption to your business and our expert business support team are there to help you throughout.

In the video below, Will Smart, Partner at Cottons Chartered Accountants talks through just how easy it is to change accountants to us…