Picking the right accountant for your small business is a vital decision. In fact, hiring an accountant can be even more important than taking on a member of staff.
If you get the wrong team of accountants you can easily miss out on things you should know, and that can be very costly.
Here are some questions and issues you may want to consider in the process:
Why should I hire Royston Parkin?
You will want your accountants to demonstrate the skills and knowledge of supporting a small business. Royston Parkin can.
Look for someone who can act as a business partner.
Royston Parkin does. To us, it’s the people behind the numbers that are always our starting point. We will get to know you and your business so that we understand you aims and objectives - and can give the best possible advice based on your specific circumstances, ambitions and dreams.
Could my money work harder?
An accountant isn’t just someone who looks after annual accounts and tax compliance. That’s only a small portion of what a good accountant can – and should – be doing for you.
Your accountant can help you to raise capital by finding grants, government funding pots, and tax relief schemes. They can help you sell shares in the business or find investment.
Many people ask, “Can you balance my books? What they should be asking is: “What am I entitled to that I don’t know about?”
With a keen eye on current legislation and funding, Royston Parkin can help your small business maximise opportunities.
Are we a good match?
It’s important that the accountant you choose understands small business needs, and is able to offer relevant insight.
A recent survey showed that 59% of start-up or small business directors are running a company for the first time. That’s why it’s so important to ask an accountant if they work with small businesses, or have expertise in your sector.
Do they understand your challenges?
Have they advised companies at the same life-stage as you?
What services could they imagine providing to you over time?
Royston Parkin encourages you to put us to the test for breadth of expertise and ability to think of your businesses evolving needs. We’re confident we have the answers you need.
Request a quote now to find out about the difference we could make to your business this year.