A: Switching accountant is a very straightforward process once you have chosen who your new accountant is going to be.
It is vitally important that your accountant is someone that matches your business needs and provides you with the best value for money service available.
Given the move towards exclusively online filing of tax returns and accounts, it is paramount that your accountant utilises the best in class online and digital resources to assist your business.
You should speak to a few accountants and get a feel for who you trust and is likely to assist you in growing your business.
Once you have made your choice your new accountant will send a letter to your old accountant advising them that you have decided to switch and requesting some basic financial documents and information from them.
Your old accountant should confirm that they have no problem with the switch and will provide the new accountant with the necessary information.
You may want to contact the old accountant yourself as a courtesy to say that you are switching but other than that the switch over process is completed between the two accountants.
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