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What do you look for when choosing an Accountant?

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    What do you look for when choosing an Accountant?

    Hi all, as busy professionals I am wondering what is important to you when choosing an Accountant. Do you prefer use a specialist contractor accountancy firm or a general accountancy firm?

    Is personal service important to you? Or do you make your choice based on cost?

    Thanks.

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      #3
      Stress balls and other branded freebies have me sold. HTH.
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        How much can I get from referring other people to use them.
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          #5
          Originally posted by cojak View Post
          Who are you when you're at home and why do you want to know?
          Looking at the username, I'd guess at Cogent Accountants Limited (another one who doesn't publish the VAT number on their website)
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            #6
            Originally posted by TheFaQQer View Post
            How much can I get from referring other people to use them.
            Says 100 quid on the site. That makes your current frozen lasagna deal look a bit sick.
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              #7
              Originally posted by TheFaQQer View Post
              Looking at the username, I'd guess at Cogent Accountants Limited (another one who doesn't publish the VAT number on their website)
              Do they have their company number there? Or their registered office? (I can't check easily myself atm)
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                #8
                What's a chartered account?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Alan @ BroomeAffinity View Post
                  What's a chartered account?
                  It's like a flight, but the destination is pants.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by cojak View Post
                    Do they have their company number there? Or their registered office? (I can't check easily myself atm)
                    Yes to company number. They have an address, but it doesn't appear to be the registered office.

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