Choosing a Small Business Accountant: A Step-by-Step Process

October 9, 2018

Perhaps one of the most overlooked needs within organizational settings, proper accounting is something that you should pay attention to if you want your small business to avoid run-ins with tax law and even more costly financial and legal issues in the long run. Too many business owners think of accountants as mere ‘numbers people’ or a person you hire to solve problems you never knew you had, in ways you don’t understand. What many don’t realize is that having a professional accountant on-board can be a huge asset for any business operation. Construction accountants, for instance, can be the saving grace of your business in case of financial challenges that are simply too complex for your in-house team to handle without expert assistance.


Construction accountants and small business tax experts can help better your company’s financial function. They can keep your financial records straight and accurate to avoid incomplete documentation, and provide you with the best tools to make sure that you have all types of data needed to help your business grow. When choosing a small business accountant, consider the following guidelines:


  • Ask yourself—does location matter? Accountants operate everywhere. There are even firms that collaborate with clients solely online. However, if your business requires a person or team of construction accountants whom you can meet with face to face or can attend business meetings alongside you, from time to time, best choose a local firm that can provide you these options. Your decision should be based on what is best for your company’s needs. Wherever your prospect firm may be based, it is critical that they offer expertise in tax laws and other regulations that apply to your industry and your business in particular.


  • Choose chartered or certified public accountants. Certified or chartered accountants have greater knowledge and experience in the field, thus adding great value to your business. These professionals have gone through strict competence programmes, thus ensuring their expertise in small business accounting.


  • Seek advice from business advisers. Take advantage of your business network. This is a great place to start when seeking out the right construction accountants for your small business. From local chambers of commerce to voluntary organisations, you’ll find expert business advisers willing to provide you with sound business advice on your choice of chartered professionals. They may even provide good recommendations for firms and companies you can turn to for help with your business accounting.


About the Author:

Amit Gupta, Director, Allenby Accountants.


Allenby Accountants is an independent accounting firm, located in Uxbridge, West London. We are accountants, business advisers, offering financial services and helping you to achieve your business ambitions. Our offered range of services include accounting, bookkeeping, tax management, VAT management, tax planning, Inheritance tax, capital gains tax issues, succession planning, etc. We specialise in offering services to sectors like medical & healthcare, retail industry, professional services, property & construction industry, charity and not-for-profit organisations and more.

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