We can offer you a high quality service, which includes the following:
All aspects of bookkeeping, VAT, tax, payroll and accounts preparation;
Monthly management accounts;
UK wide coverage from an ICAEW member firm;
Fixed fees agreed up front;
24/7 access to your reports and
Out of hours support
We are an established accountancy practice with regional offices across the UK. Our local presence enables you to have the benefits of a personalised service yet allowing you to benefit from our knowledge base. All of our clients are allocated business advisors who can be contacted at times to suit your business needs.
We at freshwater believe in cutting through complexity and the best way to do that is to cut through paper work. We have an innovative solution from collecting information from clients to delivering our professional services. This is not only environmentally friendly but is also the most efficient way of getting information to your accountant.
With a combined 30 years of professional services experience, we will provide you with timely and relevant advice on the things that really matter at a competitive price. For a free no obligation business health check please contact us on 0845 467 57 97.
Find a new accountant, you should take your time to ensure the new accountant will meet all your needs and expectations and has experience in the type of business you are running. Once you are happy you have found a suitable accountant you should appoint them to act for you. At the same time you should inform your existing accountant that you are leaving them and that they have your permission to pass over all details/documents to the new accountant when requested. This can be done in writing or via email.
Your new accountant will write to the old accountant as a professional courtesy requesting all documents that are held on behalf of yourself, as the client, and clearance to act. At the same time you should provide all information you hold to the new accountant that they request.
This is the step that takes the longest because it relies on the old accountant providing all takeover documents (copies of accounts, CT600, trial balance, VAT returns etc.) in a timely manner. Provided the old accountant co-operates then the delays should be minimal and your new accountant will be able to start bringing your file up to date.
With the file up to date you will now be in a position to make use of your new accountant when necessary and your new accountant will be in a position to process your paperwork.
Choosing an Accountant
Some pointers to look for would include:
Will you have your own dedicated accountant, with their direct line and direct email address?
Do they provide the initial set up free of charge?
If you choose to change accountants, will they transfer your accounts and paperwork at no charge?
freshwater can answer YES to all of the above questions.