What’s an Accountant for?

Why does anyone need an accountant?

How do they help me?

What do they do anyway?

I’ve been a Chartered Accountant for 26 years (yes I’m old enough) so here is my answer to those questions:

Keeping you Legal.  We help you do your financial administration so you file everything you need to on time every time.

Saving Tax.  We help you save tax by making sure you do things in a way that incurs as little tax as possible.

Understanding your taxes.  Helping you understand how you are taxed so you can plan for it.

Knowing your numbers.  Helping you understand your business by interpreting the numbers for you, so you can make decisions based on fact not just intuition.

Making you rich.  Helping you put a plan together so you can get your personal finances in order and meet your financial goals.

Budgeting and forecasting.  Planning for the future so you can arrange your finances effectively.

Support.  Your accountant is probably one of the few people you can talk to with complete honesty about your business.  He know the facts so there is no need to show off or for false modesty.

If you need any help with these, you know where we are.

James Sheard

(Chartered Accountant)