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Four Reasons Businesses Don't Change Accountant

Are you receiving enough support from your current accountant? 

We pride ourselves on the length of time we have been supporting and working with our clients. We know they stay with us because they receive proactive, prompt, and personalised advice from their dedicated accountant. We harness the power of technology to make sure the number crunching is done efficiently, and we partner that with regular human interaction with our clients to ensure we work with them to grow their businesses and solve their challenges. Can you say you receive the same support from your current accountant? 

You deserve the absolute best support for your business but all too often we are so busy taking care of the day to day we don’t sit back and assess whether we have the right partners working with us and whether things could be better. 

Here are four reasons people do not change accountants. Do you recognise yourself? Make sure your business is getting the support it deserves.

Your current accountant charges you very little or nothing at all

Your accountant is a family friend or perhaps you negotiated a heavily reduced fee because you referred other clients to your accountant? This may work well for a while but as your business grows and your questions become more complex and your affairs more in depth does your accountant allocate the time needed to support you, given they are earning a very small fee? You probably feel like you cannot push them on anything because the fee is so low and after a while you may think that you are not getting the service your growing business needs. Don’t be afraid to be honest with them, their business will be growing with fee paying clients, you need to make sure your business grows too.

Your current accountant is very local

In your head you like the idea that your accountant is local, and you can pop in at any time. Ask yourself when was the last time you popped in? We guess it’s not as frequently as you would imagine as you spend most of your working day concentrating on your own business. Most of us now work online and with online video calls and conferencing we can also achieve the personal touch. You might find switching to a technology driven proactive accountant you see more of them despite the geographical distance between you.

Your current accountant is a nice guy (or lady)

We all want to surround ourselves with “nice” people. But does “nice” get the job done and provide you the best advice and answers to your questions? You might enjoy every catch up you have with your accountant but look long and hard at the value they add to your business – you do not hire nice people, your hire the best people to support you.

 All accountants are the same

In all industries things change quickly and you need an accountant that keeps abreast of change, whether that’s the latest rules on Making Tax Digital or the newest software that could help save you time.  

  • It’s worth reflecting on what your accountant really provides and list any frustrations you have.  

  • Are they available when you need them or always busy? 

  • Do they really offer bespoke advice and options or send you stock answers?

  • Does your accountant talk spreadsheets and due dates and accounting terms when what you care about is knowing what your tax liability is well in advance or how you can raise finance to grow your business? 

  • Do you understand your financial position or are you always guessing? 

  • Have you been advised to embrace technology such as Xero and Go Cardless to name just two? 

Changing accountants may feel daunting but it doesn’t have to be. The process is actually very simple. What will be more challenging is if you don’t have the right accountant on your side...just think one difficult conversation, a short period of handover, managed by your new accountant and your frustrations can be replaced with better advice, better profits, and bigger growth.

Why not give one of our accountants a call on 01296 468185. They will be happy to offer you a free consultation to see how we can help you and your business.

Why Orange Genie Accountancy?

Orange Genie Accountancy offers fixed fee accountancy packages to contractors and freelancers. Each client has unlimited access to their own dedicated approachable and friendly accountant. All Orange Genie Accountancy accountants are specialists in the contracting market, so they can give you bespoke, high quality advice.

We will always keep you informed about anything that could affect you and your company. Our relationships with our clients are extremely important to us so we'll be in touch often, whether it be face to face, over the telephone or email.

Our packages start at £75 + VAT a month for an online service. Our most popular package is £120 + VAT a month which provides you with your very own dedicated accountant as well as:

  • Unlimited accountancy support

  • Face to face meetings so we can get to know you and understand your contracting goals

  • Proactive contact

  • Director and employee payroll

  • Annual Return

  • Self-Assessment Return

  • A fully compliant service so you are safe in the knowledge that you are meeting your legal obligations

​And much more, includingaccess to wealth management advice, IR35 reviews and pensions planning. 

If you would like to appoint Orange Genie Accountancy as your accountants please either fill out our enquiry form or give one of our friendly expert accountants a call on 01296 468 185 or email 

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