do your accounts still take up too much of your time? it could be time for a changecreative77
Before we get into what I’d like to discuss with you today…
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I’ve also put together a free guide you can download that shares five simple steps you can follow to get your accounts in order.
I think you’ll find it useful.
Indeed, it’s the issue of getting your accounts in order that I’d like to discuss with you today…
did you have another stressful january rush?
How was it?
The January tax deadline, I mean.
Did you get yourself sorted in time?
Or did you end up rushing around like a mad person to get your tax return done?
In fact, how much time does your tax accounting take generally?
If the answer is too long – I understand.
For many business owners, accounting is a weak spot.
It takes up valuable time…time you could be spending elsewhere on the things you’re good at, like helping customers and actually growing your business.
I won’t pretend. The truth is: accounting isn’t easy.
Not only does it take time to do, it takes time to learn how to do it properly.
I’ve spent years studying to be able to do it. So, there’s no wonder so many people struggle.
Here’s the thing, though…
I’ve spoken to a lot of businesses who actually hire an accountant to sort their accounts and STILL find they end up spending too much time worrying about it.
This isn’t good.
If you’re paying someone to manage your accounting for you, the worry and stress should be virtually nil.
So, if that’s not the case, here’s what I recommend…
audit your accountant
Just as an accountant would audit your accounts…
If you’re not completely happy with your accountant, you should audit them.
We published a piece about simple checks you can make to see if your accountant is doing the best they can for you here…
Have a read of that and if you think they’re cutting corners or not providing the service you expected – in the first instance, I recommend you speak to them.
It might be there’s some confusion and by speaking to them about it, they could well improve the service.
Of course, if they don’t – or if you’d rather not confront them about it – you can always look to seek out a new accountant.
I’m not saying you should immediately come to us here at Appleleaf. I’d love you to, but that’s not the point.
The fact is: any accountant is able to go through a process known as ‘professional clearance’.
This is where your new accountant will communicate with your old accountant to transfer all the necessary details on your behalf. It avoids you having to deal with any awkward confrontation.
As I say, all accountants are able to do this. But obviously, if you do feel like you’re not getting the best service from your current accountant, we’d be more than happy to discuss how we could help you here at Appleleaf.
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Remember, accounting isn’t easy – but it shouldn’t be you who has to deal with all the complication and stress. That’s what your accountant is there for, so if they’re not making your life easier…find an accountant who will.