How Should I Choose an Accountant in my Area?

If you’re required to fill in a tax return, either as an individual through Self Assessment, or a business through Corporation Tax, ‘choose an accountant in my area’ is probably a question which you’ve asked search engines more than once.

However, if you’re like most business people, you’ve probably got on with running your own business and forgotten all about it. Well, let Jones Harris quickly answer the ‘choose an accountant in my area’ question for you!

How Should I Choose an Accountant in my Area?

Here’s our list of questions which you should be asking.

  1. Are they long established and therefore reliable?
  2. Are they friendly and approachable?
  3. Are they in your area?
  4. Are they quick and will they provide you with a timely estimate of your liabilities?
  5. Are staff all fully qualified accountants?
  6. Do they have experience?
  7. Do they have knowledge of your particular business sector?
  8. Do they provide good value for money?

Obviously, we are only able to tell you why you should choose to use our service, it would be foolish of us to send you elsewhere, so here are our answers to the questions:

Long established – Jones Harris have been in business for over 40 years. That means we’re going to be around for a long time yet, to help you and your business.

Friendly – we’re not going to bite your head off if you ask a question! And you’ll be pleased to know that there isn’t a clock ticking up a large bill every time you pick up the phone to talk to someone at Jones Harris.

Local – it might sound obvious, but you’ll need an accountant which is competent enough to deal with your business affairs both now and as it grows in the future. Whether your business is based in Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Poulton, Blackpool or Lytham St Annes, Jones Harris will be able to manage your affairs. We don’t just serve Fylde Coast businesses, we also act for those based in Preston, Lancaster, Manchester and beyond.

Quick – we’ve created a bespoke computerised system for dealing with your accounts, which means that we’ll quickly crunch your numbers. If you’re wondering why that matters, it’s because we can quickly tell you what your forthcoming liabilities are – so you can save up to pay them!

Knowledgeable – at Jones Harris we have lots of expertise all under one roof. All of our staff are fully trained, ‘proper accountants’.

Experienced – many of our staff are ex Inland Revenue. We also employ tax experts who are former Tax Inspectors. There’s not much that we can’t sort out for you.

Specialists – because we act for well over 1000 clients we’ve collected a lot of useful sector specialist knowledge over the years. In some instances we’ve developed the qualifications of our personnel in order to serve you. For example, we are the only ATOL qualified auditors in Lancashire.

Affordability – there’s always someone who can do any job at a cheaper price. However, here at Jones Harris we’ll use all of our skill and experience to make sure that you only pay the liabilities which you are legally required to. Continuing professional development for all staff means that we’re up to speed with all the latest allowances which you might be entitled to claim. And not only that, you’ll be assured of ‘city’ accountancy services, at local prices.

There may be other key point which would influence your decision. For example, can you park easily at their premises (tick: there’s free on street parking right outside our door!).

When you’re looking to choose an accountant in your area, why don’t you get in touch with us here at Jones Harris for a no-obligation chat?

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