Why staying close to your accountant matters now more than ever
Having a supportive accountant on hand to listen to any of your worries goes a long way. Most importantly, since all of our lives have turned upside down in the last few months with the impact of Covid-19, knowing you have the support and guidance of your accountant on hand is really important. Read on to find out why we, at Kirkwood Accountants, believe having a personal relationship with your accountant is so important.
Importance of having a supportive, personal accountant
As ultimately, the job of a personal accountant is to ensure you have accurate financial statements and receive advice on methods to save money and increase revenue. Having a close relationship with your accountant will help relieve any financial worries or stresses you may have.
As businesses from a wide variety of industries have seen significant impacts to normal operations, accountants like us at Kirkwood Wilson have been able to work very closely with our clients during these unprecedented times.
With government schemes, like the furlough scheme, business rates relief and VAT payments deferral scheme, having a local, personal accountant that you have a close relationship with gives you that ease-of-mind that you’re doing everything by the book whilst getting the most return.
At Kirkwood Wilson, an accountants based in the North-West, we have maintained very close relationships with our clients during the past few months and look in immense detail at everything that has happened.
Reasons why you should stay close to your accountant
During the coronavirus pandemic, we made sure we kept in touch with our clients and we strongly believe that this close relationship benefited them in many ways:
- We had a firm pulse on government schemes and announcements, meaning we were able to advise accordingly and accurately
- We are always on hand to help people and businesses to make positive decisions
- We are always available to listen to any concerns and provide financial advice.
1. Firm pulse on government schemes and announcements
With an unprecedented array of government schemes and business announcements being introduced, it is difficult to know which scheme applies to your business and which does not. With the Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption loan scheme both applying to different business types, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your circumstances.
Our team of accountants understand you and your businesses situation and can effectively do the hard work for you. By having a close/personal relationship with your accountant, we’ll always try and do as much as we can to support you during these uncertain times.
2. Support you to make positive decisions
Having a personal relationship with your accountant enables you both to work efficiently together and talk through the next steps your business needs to take. Choosing a local accountant, who gets to know your business and industry well, can be so much more than just managing your books.
3. Always on-hand to listen to any concerns
Finally, having a close relationship to your accountant will only become more and more important over the coming months. With talks about a second wave and other concerns, talking with your accountant can help provide you with ease of mind and come up with a plan and forecast for future action.
Personal accounting specialists – Kirkwood Wilson
At Kirkwood Wilson Accountants, we aren’t just your local accountants, but are here to support you every step of the way through these unprecedented times.
If you fancy a chat or to understand more about how we forge close relationships with clients, contact us today.