10 questions to ask an accountant before you sign up
Looking for an accountant? Make sure you find the right one for your business with our guide to useful questions to ask an accountant before you work together.
Do you need an accountant for a limited company?
If you set up a limited company, do you need to hire an accountant to look after your tax affairs? Why appointing an accountant makes a lot of sense.
List of limited company accountants
Here is a list of some specialist limited company accountants. We have worked with all of the firms listed here for many years.
How to find the best limited company accountant
Whether you have recently set up a limited company or you have been managing your finances independently until now, hiring an accountant may be the best thing you do during the early days of running your business.
What do limited company accounts consist of?
All registered companies must prepare annual accounts and file them with Companies House and HMRC. Businesses must accurately report on their financial activity during the tax year just gone.
Details you must include on limited company invoices
Sending out invoices for the goods or services you provide is a key task for limited company owners. If your invoices lack certain details, this could cause a delay in receiving payment, possibly resulting in cash-flow problems.
Balance sheet, profit and loss account – what do they mean?
Your company accounts will contain a balance sheet and profit and loss statement. They form part of your statutory annual accounts. But what exactly do these terms mean, and when are you likely to need to use these documents?
What should company owners know about bookkeeping?
If you are a new business owner, bookkeeping in some form is going to be essential to organising your finances, allowing you to keep up-to-date records of both your income and your outgoings.
How do I know if an accountant is qualified?
Choosing an accountant to help you manage your business’ financial affairs is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. But how do you know what qualifications they hold?