An accountant isn't just someone who can help you with compliance issues such as preparing annual accounts, tax and VAT returns, you accountant should be someone who can provide help and advice to assist you in running and developing your business. Whether its organising your affairs in a tax efficient manner, using technology to maintain your records and provide accurate, timely information to help run your business and make informed decisions or providing advise on growing and developing your business, an accountant can add real value to help you succeed. While the issues and challenges business owners face may be new to them, an experienced accountant will have seen these or similar issues many times and be able to give insight and advice on how to tackle them.
Does your accountant return your calls? Do you feel comfortable asking them a question? Do you feel heard? With the right accountant, the answers should be a resounding "Yes!"
Certainly. Your accountant can start by helping you select the most appropriate type of finance for your current requirement (for example loan, overdraft, HP, invoice finance or equity). They can then prepare the financial information lenders will require in order to make their decision and liaise with them to help secure a successfully outcome.