I recently started up and limited company and have been contracting through it. However, I am having trouble identifying what my accountant should be handling and what I should be handling myself.
Are the following considered normal accounting duties or am I asking too much?
1. Fill out VAT Registration form and send to HMRC (I was told to fill this out myself and return - advice was given but it was done reluctantly)
2. Companies House returns (After some debate the accountant handled this)
3. Advise on whether running a company pension scheme is financially beneficial (I was directed to a pension company and told to make the decision myself)
4. Advise on whether to register the company for a childcare voucher scheme is financially beneficial (I was directed to HMRCs calculator and told to make a decision myself)
Also, is the onus on me or the accountant to ensure I am benefitting from all entitlements? So far it has been me asking all the questions about different benefits rather than the accountant advising me of what I'm entitled to.
Thanks in advance.