FAQs

These are a few of the more common questions we get asked by prospective clients considering using our services...

Q: How easy is it to change accountants and why should I change? A: Changing from your present accountant to Nicola Bowker & Co is very simple. It involves just one letter and we take care of everything for you. Your existing accountant is not usually allowed to charge you for providing the normal handover information.

Q: You seem to offer a lot. Are your fees expensive? A: All businesses require something different from their accountant. We believe that we offer a level of service and professional skill which means that our fee structure offers excellent value for money. We can even offer you advice on how to reduce your accountancy costs!  

Q: I've just had my accounts prepared and don't need an accountant until next year, so is there any need to contact you now? A: We can't over emphasise the importance of tax planning at an early stage, not crisis driven advice. Ideally you undertake tax planning before the year even commences but after that, the earlier the better. The same is applicable to all areas of advice and we are about helping you change the future, not just reporting what has already happened.

Q: Will you come to visit us for an initial consultation? A: Yes. It often helps to see your business, books and records, etc at first hand and we are always happy to invest our time without charge to show you what we can do. Of course, if you prefer to visit us, that's fine too.

Q: When and how soon can you come to see us? A: When's good for you? Let us know and we will do our best to help.  If you need to see somebody urgently, Nicola will arrange to see you very quickly.

Q: I have been advised that I need a firm of Chartered Accountants to prepare my accounts and tax returns. Is this correct? A: Not strictly correct, but a Chartered Accounting firm in which the principals and staff have the most recognised accountancy qualification ensure that the work carried out for you is correct and complies with all the ever changing rules and regulations governing accounts and tax returns. In our firm we all regularly undertake continuous professional development training to ensure that we offer you the most up to date and relevant advice possible and the firm itself must adhere to rigorous professional standards monitored by the Institute to ensure that the client is given a first class service.

 

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