If you’re thinking it’s time to consider switching accountants, you might also be contemplating if it’s really worth it - not mention, where do you start? All the extra hassle and stress, surely it’s going to be a total pain… Well, we’re here to tell you it is actually way easier than you think.
Keep reading to find out how easy it can be to switch accountants.
If you’re feeling that the relationship with your current accountant isn’t going well, it could be time to break up. From poor customer service to unexpected fees, or a lack of help with Making Tax Digital, you shouldn’t have to suffer with bad service. There’s more to it than just adding up the numbers! It’s important that your accountant understands your business and that their services suit your needs.
The most important step of switching accountants is to find the right fit for you. There are lots of options out there, so make sure you’re choosing an accountant that offers all the services you need for your business. Mazuma, for example, provides a hassle-free, online accountancy service and works specifically with small and micro businesses. An ideal partner for freelancers, startups, sole traders and limited companies! Different accountants will have different specialties, so make sure you take the time to find one that’s right for you and your business.
It’s also important to check how much your new accountant is going to cost - will there be a fixed fee for the year, or will there be extra fees for answering emails and phone calls? Every business does it differently, so keep this in mind when looking for a new accountant.
Online accountants are an ideal solution for people who don’t love spending hours doing their own bookkeeping and completing dull data entry for their business. Yes, all those things need to happen, but wouldn’t life be easier if your accountant did all that for you rather than just seeing you once a year and expecting you to do all the bookkeeping in the meantime? It doesn’t have to be that way.
Head over to our blog about the difference between traditional and online accountants to find out more info!
Once you’ve settled on a new accountant (congrats!), you need to inform your current one. Make sure you’ve checked your original terms with them to see if there is a notice period for you cancelling services. Then your new accountant can get to work transferring all your info across - it’s as simple as that!
You’re just a few simple steps away from a better accountancy relationship with Mazuma. Here’s how we do things…
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