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    Default Accountant recommendation threads inc local requests

    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash. I've added any new ones, taken off some that seem to have disappeared and given a nod to some of the Accountants that are actively giving good advice on the forums but don't seem to have been recommended by posters.

    Updated 23 Nov 2016 - Had some feedback from active posters on a few accountants I had in the advice section. They have now signed up and service is as it says on the tin so moved to 'have been recommended list'. Heard nothing about NW and SJD feedback hasn't been that great recently so sadly moved them down.

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    As we get asked this so much I have compiled a list of accountant recommendation threads including requests for local services. To save time I have named accountants that have been recommended at least 3 times in these threads.

    The general consensus of the threads I have read below are to go with the contractor specialist ones rather than a local bod. Knowing our business is better than face to face it seems. Some people are recommending a local guy so the choice is yours. I have done both and the specialist one wins hands down. I am with Gorilla Accounting now, previously with SJD just to be clear. They are in no particular order.

    Gorilla Accounting
    Maslins
    BI Accountancy
    Dynamo Accounting
    InTouch Accounting
    Crunch Accounting

    Regular contributors to our forum worth a look (in no particular order)

    Broome Affinity
    Contratax Ltd
    HillierHopkins
    RHJ Accountants
    Whitefield Tax
    My Accountant Friend

    Used to be top of their game but not much feedback recently. Could still be worth a look

    SJD Accounting
    Nixon Williams


    The list below is very out of date and we don't seem to have had any recommendations of local guys in geographical locations. I'll leave them here for now but please not the dates on the posts

    Leeds
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...eeds-area.html
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...ccountant.html

    London
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...se-london.html
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...ndon-kent.html

    Herts
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...ual-bunch.html

    Newcastle
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...upon-tyne.html

    Glasgow
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...sgow-area.html
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...ccountant.html

    General

    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...ccountant.html
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...endations.html
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...x-advisor.html
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...ccountant.html
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...ccountant.html
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    To add to your list:

    WhitefieldTax
    Capital City
    Boox post on here too

    Edit: if it's an umbrella you're after, there's Contractor Umbrella. Lisa is a regular poster here.

    And personally I would steer clear of any company offering you returns of 80%+...
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    Add crunch to the list although that's more for the software than their advice which I don't personally use. Others however do and seem to like them.
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    I'll make this a sticky.

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    I'd definately recommend Crunch over SJD any day of the week. And the software is superb compared to the 90's spreadsheet of SJD.

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    I would only look at accountants who use FreeAgent. I'll never go back to a spreadsheet again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucozade View Post
    I'd definately recommend Crunch over SJD any day of the week. And the software is superb compared to the 90's spreadsheet of SJD.
    Just for fairness I have added Crunch to the list as they have been recommended by posters but SJD do support clients using Clearbooks or Freeagent Central so you are not tied to the spreadsheet. I am sure other accountants take a similar stance. The link below is a bit of a sales pitch but it does highlight SJD's support of using book keeping software.

    Crunch, FreeAgent Central and Clear Books - Accountants UK - SJD Accountancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    I would only look at accountants who use FreeAgent. I'll never go back to a spreadsheet again.
    +1

    using FreeAgent is the way forward compared to the spreadsheet

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