Frequently asked Questions
Updated: Jun 8
As a small business accountant in the UK, I often receive questions from potential clients about what services I provide, how much I charge, and how I can help their business. Here are some frequently asked questions that I've encountered, along with my answers.
Q: Why do I need a small business accountant?
A: As a small business owner, managing your finances can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and complex. Hiring a small business accountant can help you stay on top of your finances, minimize your tax liabilities, improve your cash flow, and provide valuable insights into your business performance.
Q: How do I choose a small business accountant?
A: When choosing a small business accountant, it's important to look for someone who has experience working with small businesses in your industry, is knowledgeable about tax laws and regulations, and has a good reputation in the community. You should also consider their fees, communication style, and availability.
Q: Can a small business accountant help me save money on taxes?
A: Yes, a small business accountant can help you minimize your tax liabilities by identifying deductions and credits that you may be eligible for, optimizing your tax structure, and ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations.
Q: How do you ensure confidentiality and security when handling a small business's financial information?
A: As a professional accountant, I take confidentiality and security very seriously. I use secure cloud-based software to manage and store financial information and ensure that all data is encrypted and protected. I also have strict internal policies and procedures in place to ensure that all financial information is kept confidential and secure.
Q: How do you charge for your services?
A: I typically charge a monthly or annual fee, depending on the needs of the client. I always discuss fees upfront with clients and ensure that they are comfortable with the pricing before we begin working together. See my cost page for more details on my fees.
Q: How often do we need to communicate?
A: This varies client to client. I communicate regularly with my clients, whether it's through phone calls, WhatsApp, emails, or in-person meetings. The frequency of communication depends on the needs of the client. I try my best to be available to answer questions and provide guidance.
Conclusion: As a small business accountant, I understand the challenges that small business owners face when it comes to managing their finances. With flexible billing options and a commitment to confidentiality and security, I'm dedicated to providing the highest level of service to small business owners in the UK. If you have any questions or are interested in working with me, please don't hesitate to reach out.