Not all accountants are created equal. It’s tempting to think that all accountants are the same, but ask yourself this; what kind of service are you getting?

Extra advice and service is what separates a good accountant from a great one. 

Historically accountancy has been about preparing company accounts and their profits etc., but here at Haines Watts it’s more than that, we work with business owners, building relationships with them.

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Accountancy questions

Can you grow with my business?

It’s important to think about what your business will need tomorrow, as well as today. Make sure your accountant has the resources to cope with your growth. Haines Watts has extensive resources both locally and nationally, so if you are looking for an accountant, you can be confident we have capacity and expertise to spare.

Do you have relevant knowledge?

Haines Watts focus exclusively on owner managed businesses and work with over 30,000 of them around the UK, across many sectors. Why not read some of our case studies to find out the types of companies we work with? All of our partners are owner managers themselves, so they understand not just the numbers but business issues that you face.

Who will I deal with?

We have specialists in accountingauditpersonal taxcorporate taxbusiness improvement and much more. But your relationship partner will be your first point of contact. They have the business knowledge to see beyond just accountancy advice and are available to speak to at any time.

What will you charge?

It’s tempting to think that a national firm will be expensive, but that’s not the case with Haines Watts. Our practices are independent local businesses with fees that are highly competitive. We’ll show you the value of every pound you spend with us.

Will I get better advice?

If all you need is your books tidied and accounts submitted once a year, we’d be happy to help, but that’s not all we do.

When looking for an accountant, you want someone who can:

  • tell you what the figures mean in simple business terms
  • give advice on how to grow your business
  • look at ways to improve your business
  • help you to raise funding and asset finance
  • liaise with and negotiate with HMRC on all your taxes
  • help you get the right finance team in place
  • be on the end of the phone whenever you need them
  • understand every aspect of running a business from first hand experience

We know what makes business owners tick. We understand more than just the numbers. We carry out extensive research into business owners, their wealth, health, personal and business relationships, planning challenges and communication struggles. Find out more here.

What to look for in a great accountant

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