It's Time To Fall In Love (With Your Accountant) - A4Accountants

It’s Time To Fall In Love (With Your Accountant)

Most business owners have a set stereotype in their mind when they think of an accountant and our sources tell us it is not all positive. It comes to us as a surprise that dinner party guests do not fight over the honour of sitting next to an accountant.

We admit that the stereotypical accountant does not get great press, words like “boring” straight-laced” and “dour” may come to mind. Our first reaction would be to try and convince you otherwise, tell you that every accountant is different and that it really depends on who you meet.

Then we get bamboozled, as an accountant telling you why accountants are not boring is probably the most boring conversation imaginable. Instead let’s focus on the exciting things about accountancy and why you should strongly consider making one your friend.

Why You Should Love Your Accountant

Forensic accounting, balance sheets and cash flow forecasts may not get everyone’s engine running, but there are far simpler reasons to love your accountant. Although we do advise that you take your time and do not take the plunge on a whim, make sure you find the one that is right for you.

There are two main reasons you should love your accountant.

They Can Make Your Live Simpler

The first is that combined with a reliable bookkeeper they can make your world simpler, they can remove the stress of admin. Giving you the time to focus on your business or even squeeze in a round of golf on a Friday afternoon.

They Can Save You Money

One of the weaknesses of the UK tax system is that it is complicated, with a proper understanding of how it works and only a few tweaks many businesses can make significant savings that far outweigh the cost of having a good accountant and bookkeeper.

If you have fallen out of love with your current accountant, would like to pay them less to keep the romance alive or are looking to find your first love (from an accountancy perspective) give us a call on 01945 588105

Quentin Pain

Quentin Pain is the founder of ProofMEDIA Ltd, a company specialising in helping businesses become number 1 in their industry. He is a past winner of the IAB Small Business Mentor of the Year Award and founder of multi-million pound British software company Accountz. He is the author of a number of books including a Dummies series title, and has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Daily Express, The Financial Times, MoneyWeek, Metro, and BBC.