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    Last edited by Sum007; 13 July 2018, 10:09.

    #2
    I use Crunch Accounting.

    They don't use FreeAgent but have their own online portal and you always know what you can take out of the company in real time.

    You record your expenses and invoices/sales, and they do everything else (payroll, VAT, end of year accounts, etc.) - always on time too.

    You should definitely check them out.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Sum007 View Post
      Hi, I'm looking for an accountant and was hoping for recommendations.
      I have done some research already and looked at and spoken briefly to:-

      - Gorilla Accounting (Adam Scholes) - saw a thread about their marketing which wasn't positive
      - Fox Bartfield (Darren Roberts) - can't see any reviews for this firm
      - SJD accountancy (Donna) - mixed reviews
      - Nixon Williams (waiting for a call back)

      I note that FreeAgent is very popular so should I ensure the firm uses this? It seems like an extremely popular tool.
      Thanks in advance.
      For reviews search Dynamo from where recently jumped ship with a couple of the guys from there.

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        #4
        SJD - mixed reviews, were very good, now almost universally bad. Don't even think about them. The rest are fine, I'm with Dynamo personally.


        If only we had a sticky listing all the decent accountants...
        Blog? What blog...?

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          #5
          Here is the sticky.
          https://forums.contractoruk.com/acco...-requests.html

          If you want to see what people are saying then pick the company name and use a google search to look through the forums. Type the following in to google.

          <name> site:forums.contractoruk.com
          'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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            #6
            Actually, given the changes and acquisitions at the top f the market in the last year or so, I think we should bin that thread and start a new one. The OP finding mixed reviews for SJD, for example (there are no doubt others...), may be more a case of older posts rather than current reality
            Blog? What blog...?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Sum007 View Post
              Hi, I'm looking for an accountant and was hoping for recommendations.
              I have done some research already and looked at and spoken briefly to
              Pretty much everyone can / will recommend their current accountant. If they have changed accountant then there is a reason for that so their experience with the previous one would give a bad review (in general).

              Everyone on your list has been recommended by multiple people on multiple forums at one time or another so, IMHO you're doing the right thing in talking to them and seeing where you fit with them and what kind of feeling you get. When I changed accountant, I ruled some out based on the company they keep (eg the style and location of their adverts). If I was waiting for a while for a call back then I wouldn't wait too long, for example. If I couldn't speak to someone about my specifics then I would be wary.

              And if the accountant didn't use Freeagent as part of their standard fee package then I'd not bother with them.
              I'm not fat, I'm just fluffy.

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                #8
                Originally posted by malvolio View Post
                Actually, given the changes and acquisitions at the top f the market in the last year or so, I think we should bin that thread and start a new one. The OP finding mixed reviews for SJD, for example (there are no doubt others...), may be more a case of older posts rather than current reality
                Sounds sensible. It's got a bit of a monster with little useful detail hasn't it. I'll look in to that.
                'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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                  #9
                  Sound Advice

                  Originally posted by DeludedKitten View Post
                  Pretty much everyone can / will recommend their current accountant. If they have changed accountant then there is a reason for that so their experience with the previous one would give a bad review (in general).

                  Everyone on your list has been recommended by multiple people on multiple forums at one time or another so, IMHO you're doing the right thing in talking to them and seeing where you fit with them and what kind of feeling you get. When I changed accountant, I ruled some out based on the company they keep (eg the style and location of their adverts). If I was waiting for a while for a call back then I wouldn't wait too long, for example. If I couldn't speak to someone about my specifics then I would be wary.

                  And if the accountant didn't use Freeagent as part of their standard fee package then I'd not bother with them.
                  I think this is very sound advice - we're all different and not everyone will fit with your personality and ethical/life views. It should be a lasting relationship so putting in that little bit of time at the beginning is a worthwhile investment.
                  #notallaccountantsarethesame

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                    #10
                    I have deleted a number of posts here as other accountants started piling in with the ‘pick me!’ posts.

                    I do not expect to do this again...
                    "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
                    - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

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