Using an Accountant for Your Business Finance by Terry Barker - July 24, 20170 There are several reasons why you might need to use an accountant if you’re operating a business in the UK, but chances are that unless your company is big enough, you’ll probably be outsourcing this particular part of your operations. Accountancy firms are used to it and the best of those will work closely with you to try and be considered as just another arm of your own business. This close working relationship will certainly become increasingly more valuable as time goes on, and your business grows. Free up your time It certainly makes sense to hire the specialists to do a special job. All businesses are required to comply with UK finance law, but most don’t have the resources to have their own team of accountants. This is where hiring an accountant for your business makes perfect sense. This way, you can leave the number-crunching to them, whilst it does not interfere with the important job of keeping your business running. Here are some of the ways in which a business accounting service may help you: Business tax VAT returns Bookkeeping Audit Payroll Business planning Business start up Corporate finance Corporate tax and planning Company secretarial Finding an Accountant You Can Keep Your business is growing and the time now has come for you to hire an accountancy firm. But where do you start looking? What most businesses do is start with a firm on their doorstep, and there is logic in this. Think of how many times you may need to meet with your accountant during tax season, migrating hordes of data over to their offices. The best accountants will operate like just another arm of your business anyway, so it makes sense to have them close by, in the same town or city that you operate in. So if you are based in Nottingham, then you should find your business accounting services in Nottingham. First, perform an internet search, and you’ll see there are more than 250 accountants based in Nottingham who could meet your business needs. Once you’ve found your list of accountants, you’ll need to start filtering the results. Striking a Chord You’ll really need to carefully consider the accountants you’re going to hire. Are they going to meet the needs of your business? Do they understand the nature of the market you operate in? Will they be an effective addition to your business? Once you’ve found the right accountant, you can keep them on for the next time. Some of the most successful businesses in the UK have been helped to grow massively because of the productive working relationship between them and their accountants. The Right Mix Hiring an account for your business may be one of the biggest single decisions you make. You can certainly change accountants once the decision has been made, but it’s not a good habit to get into switching accountants every year. The most productive businesses try to find and keep their accountants for good, so that it has minimal disruption on business practices, and in fact, can be beneficial. So start looking today, in your local area, city, or region, to find the best accountant that meets your business needs and start building this necessary harmonious relationship.