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Are you looking to outsource your accounting, or need some expert advice on your bookkeeping or maybe you simply need a tax accountant? Whether you’re a large or small business, or want a personal accountant, let Bark know what you need. We’ll set about finding the best local chartered accountants.

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Now all that’s left to do is to choose which professional accountant you’d like to go with. Look over your personal quotes, browse customer feedback, or pose questions to each professional. All the information and resources are there to help you hire your local accountant.

How do I find an accountant?

Choose a certified or chartered accountant

To keep your mind at ease and your business profitable, you should choose an accountant that’s regulated by a professional body.

An experienced local accountant can add measurable value to your business from day one. Below are certifications to check when finding a local accountant.

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Chartered Accountant

  • member of the Association of International Accountants

  • member of the Institute of Financial Accountants


At Bark we have a choice of qualified and experienced accountants near you. Maybe you are looking for an established accounting firm or you simply need a tax accountant. All you need to do is submit your requirements and we will find the right accountant for you and your business.

When should I hire a local accountant?

You should hire an accountant from day to one to help with the finances of your business. Every pound matters for business owners, so if you do not know where you stand on a monthly basis, you will soon find yourself losing grip of your company finances. The right local accountant will save you time and money year after year. Whether you’re a small or large-sized company, or if you need some help filing your tax return or handling PAYE, we’ll find you the best accountants to keep your finances on track.

How much does an accountant cost?

Accountants are there to manage your financials in order to help you make more informed business decisions when it comes to managing your company's money.

On average, an accountant in the UK will charge between £100-£360 per month. Although, this is variable depending on the size of the business and what services are required. Tell us what you need from an accountant and receive free quotes in minutes.
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Johnson Edwards Accounting LTD

Operating as a team of trusted, experienced accountants, Johnson Edwards has been providing accounting services for over 50 years. Passionate about nurturing long-term, working relationships with their clients, they aim to provide a transparent and accurate service.

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How long have you been in business?

We’ve been operating as a team of chartered accountants for the last 75 years. Our company is well-established, with some of our clients working with us for over 40 years. This is something that we’re really proud of because we’ve been able to form lasting relationships with our clients. As a result, we’ve built up a reputation for being honest, transparent and efficient.

Will my account be handled by a single person?

At our accounting firm, each client is designated an individual accountant who handles their account. For larger companies, such as international businesses with multiple branches, we might allocate a team of accountants. This will be led by one main accountant who’ll oversee all procedures. We’ve found that having one main account manager and adviser helps to form long-term relationships with our clients, as they build up trust with their personal accountant.

Which accounting system do we need to use?

We use QuickBooks, as we’ve found that it’s one of the most reliable and user-friendly accounting programs. In the past we’ve used Xero and Sage, but personally, we prefer to work with QuickBooks. It’s really helpful in recording and tracking transactions in a way that’s visually appealing and easy for our clients to understand and use. It’s also popular with small businesses, who form a large part of our client base. So many of our clients come to us already with some experience of working with QuickBooks.

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Your expert Accountant will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to help you select the best financial services for your company. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find an accountant today.

The title 'Chartered Accountant' and the letters ACA or FCA, indicates that the person has undertaken a minimum of three years in-depth training, passed a series of examinations in financial management, auditing, business strategy and taxation as well as committing to continuing professional development.

As opposed to specialising in tax returns, a Chartered Accountant instead will focus on providing accurate records of all financial transactions for an individual or business. Consequently, this type of accountant is more likely to be found employed in a more commercial capacity.

Hiring the right Accountant for your business may take a bit of time. Who you choose to look after your accounts is vital, especially if you have plans to expand as you will need to look for someone who will get more involved in the financial side of things the bigger your company gets.

  • Research - Start with the company’s website and look at the accounting services they offer with an eye on what you might need in the future. If you choose an accountancy firm that doesn’t have the expertise to help you as your business expands, you will end up needing to finding another accountant.

  • Create a shortlist - Create a shortlist of three or four firms you
    think are a good fit and arrange face-to-face meetings with all of
    them. In addition to the fees, you need to find out about the
    services they provide, as well as their customer services.

  • Fees - Some Accountants charge by the hour while others operate on a fixed-fee basis. You need to be clear before selecting an Accountant for your business on how their fees are calculated.

  • Qualifications - It is important to ask questions about the
    qualifications and experience of the people who would be dealing with your accounts. You need to know that you could work with them, trust that they are on your side and are continually looking for ways of
    adding financial value to your company.

  • Accounting software - You will want to check that any systems you use are familiar to the accounting firm. Your current method of financial reporting may not be the most effective one for your business and they may recommend systems that can do it better.

  • Financial jargon - If you are not an expert on finance, your Accountant needs to understand this and be able to communicate with you in a clear and concise manner.

You can be confident that any of the Accountants listed on Bark will be a safe pair of hands for your finances.

Before you choose an Accountant, you could ask to see examples of their work, read testimonials and ask to see references of past work they have done.

The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification is the minimum level of qualification required for most kinds of accountancy. To become a chartered accountant, you need to obtain higher level qualifications such as the ACA, ACCA or CIMA, which will allow you to become a chartered accountant.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark and view reviews from past customers as well as examples of work that they have completed. This might also help you get some ideas for the types of services you need.

Accountants offer a range of different services. These include:

  • Accounting - All accountancy firms produce financial records, track your revenues and expenses and provide consulting on your business's overall financial health.

  • Auditing - Many businesses require a periodic audit of their finances which may be a requirement of your investors or written into the bylaws of your incorporation.

  • Tax Filing and Planning - Many accounting firms can ensure your financial reporting practices are compliant with current regulations, determine your company's tax liability and make sure you meet filing requirements and deadlines.

  • Management Consulting - Many accounting firms offer business advisory services to help you with your business plan, evaluate your current operations, identify new opportunities, alert you to changes in the business or regulatory environment and offer practical advice to help your business be more efficient and successful.

  • Speciality Services - Some offer services such as business valuation which helps determine what your business is worth should you be considering a merger, acquisition or sale. Some firms can offer fraud and forensic accounting services.

The average price of an Accountant is £150

Region Great Value
Average
Premium
Nationwide
£125
£150
£350
East Midlands
£125
£175
£300
East of England
£100
£150
£340
London
£125
£175
£350
North West England
£120
£175
£300
Scotland
£100
£155
£380
South East England
£100
£125
£295
South West England
£100
£150
£250
West Midlands
£100
£175
£350
Yorkshire and the Humber
£100
£175
£360

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based on 67,969 reviews

The average rating for Bark Accountants is 4.90, based on 67,969 reviews.

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