Most people cringe at the thought of switching accountants. It sounds about as fun as moving house, right? Many people avoid even thinking about changing accountants for a few reasons. They think it will require a lot of paperwork, headaches and confusion, plus probably they’ve been with their current accountant for years. Sound familiar? We get it.
Here at WH Accounting & Advisory we make it simple.
Think about the cost of not changing your accountant, especially if you feel they don’t truly understand your business and your industry.
Often the difference between a good accountant and a great one lies in communication and understanding. A great accountant (hint: WH Accounting & Advisory!) will communicate with you regularly so you know what’s going on at all times. They’ll also take the time to understand your business and the unique challenges you face in your industry. A fantastic accountant will work with you to grow your business, rather than just preparing reports and leaving you to it. Nowadays, a good accountant needs to be up with technology and able to deliver practical recommendations on suitable business software.
If you think it’s time to switch from your current accountant, you should start looking around. It’s really simple to change accountants, but we recommend you take the time to check that they’re the right fit first. Feel free to ask them these questions and get to know them and their team. Once you’re good to go, we recommend you make contact with your existing accountant to give them a heads up. While it might be uncomfortable, trust us, it’s the best approach. It’s best practice in our industry to make contact with your old accountant to acquire any other documents. Get in touch with us to find out more.