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Frequently Asked Questions?

1. Can you act as my Accountant, even though I am not based near?

Yes. As long as we are able to physically meet with you at least once initially, to comply with the proof of identification requirements of the current Money Laundering Regulations, we can act for you remotely. With the advances in modern communication technology, most communications can be achieved by use of the telephone, e-mail and normal mail.

2. How much would it cost me each year for you to look after my accounts and tax?

We charge our fees based on the time we spend on your affairs and the levels of skill and responsibility involved. As the requirements of no two clients are identical, neither are the fees. We would be pleased to quote in advance for our services, during a free initial consultation with you.

3. How do I switch from my current Accountant to Smart Accounting Ltd?

We are required by the ethical guidelines of our ACCA to follow a prescribed procedure before accepting such new work:

  • You should inform your existing Accountant of the proposed change.
  • You should then supply us with the contact details of this Accountant.
  • We shall then formally write to him regarding your decision to change accountant.
  • The existing accountant is under a professional duty to reply to this request & advise us accordingly.
  • Assuming we are satisfied then we can properly accept appointment.

4. Why should I choose smart accounting ltd instead of another firm of Accountants?

Some of the key features of our service, which we pride ourselves on, include:

  • We believe that the success of, both, our clients and ourselves is linked to the quality of the relationship between our staff and our clients.
  • We are a small sized firm. but can provide the same services as offered by the larger Accountancy firms, but at a more affordable levels of fees.
  • Although we act for numerous multi-million pound turnover businesses and various specialist organisations, our client base has traditionally been biased towards SME owner managed businesses and the individuals behind them. We therefore intimately understand how such businesses work, what their aspirations are and how they require our help with taking away the worry of compliance matters and in minimising their tax payments.
  • As a firm which has been trading since 2000, We uphold the traditional disciplines of first rate client service and professional ethics, whilst also embracing the new advances that the 21st Century offers through computerisation and communication. In addition, we are only too aware that in this modern world, everything changes quickly, and businesses must continually evolve in order to survive and prosper.
  • As a firm, we experience high levels of staff continuity. As a client, this means that you will have faith that your contact person will possess knowledge of your affairs which dates back years. This means that you will not have to waste time explaining past events and that our advice will be tailored to your past actions.