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A Quick Guide To Obtaining Accounting Quotes

Obtaining accounting quotes can take up valuable time that could be better spent on running your business.

Requesting and sifting through accounting quotes can be a time consuming process that takes you away from the critical daily tasks you need to do in order to keep your business afloat. What’s more, accountancy quotes vary from accountant to accountant, making a like-for-like comparison nigh on impossible.
Here’s a quick guide to help you speed up the process and make the right decision.
 
What type of accounting quotes do you require?
Accountants can supply you with quotes for a range of different accountancy services, so preparing a specific brief and then passing the exact same request to a number of accountants will ensure you receive quotes that are in the same ballpark.
Typical types of accounting quotes:
  • VAT returns
  • End of year accounts
  • General book-keeping
  • Financial planning
  • Tax planning
  • Payroll
Approach local accountants
 Regardless of the size of your business, there will be occasions when you need to sit down and talk with your accountants face-to-face. Obtaining accounting quotes from local firms is a much more practical approach than asking accountants from further afield to quote you, simply because of the hassles and limitations distance imposes on you should you ever need to meet with them (which you will!).
 
Arrange meetings
Once you’ve obtained initial accounting quotes, create a shortlist of firms and then arrange to meet them. At the meeting, discuss the finer points of the quotations to find out exactly what’s included, what’s not, and what’s subject to variation. Meeting them at their own office is a good chance to get a feel for the company and how they work, which could give you an indication of their competence and level of professionalism. And putting a face to the correspondence always helps the decision-making process. As with the initial accounting quote request, assess each one to the same criteria and make sure that your questions are consistent across all of the accountants you meet so as to further ensure that you’re making a balanced comparison.
 
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