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The average price of an Accountant in West Midlands is £190

Compared to a national average of £150

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Clarity Accounting

More than just an accountant... With over 20 years' experience working in accounting and finance, I created Clarity Accounting to help startups and small businesses to achieve their financial objectives. My clients would say that I am more than just an accountant, I have helped businesses to grow and to be more tax efficient. Whilst also preparing and submitting compliance work (such as year end accounts and self assessment tax returns). As a Licenced Accountant with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), I am regulated by their standards. I offer a range of accounting and bookkeeping services and go the extra mile to make sure that your business is performing at it's best. With regular finance reviews I will keep you up to date with the important info. Contact me for a free consultation on 01827 230880.

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What kind of accounting services do you provide?

Bookkeeping, management accounts, financial statements, tax returns, VAT returns and payroll.

Why is it so important for businesses to hire a great accountant?

To help your business to become more profitable and to allow you the time back to focus on what you really want to be doing - growing your business!

What do you love most about your job?

Seeing businesses grow and achieve their dreams. I love it when a client starts to understand their finances better and I help them to see through the numbers more clearly.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have been working in finance for almost twenty years and have always wanted to start my own practice, I am interested in cloud based systems and find it exciting how accountancy is changing. Now is the right time for me to start Clarity Accounting.

Why should our clients choose you?

I offer a personal and friendly service, helping you and your business to grow. I work with complete cloud based systems and apps, but if a client prefers a face to face meeting, I can also provide that too.

I believe that I can take away the pain of accounting for business owners but at the same time keeping them up to date with regular reporting.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

I provide online services and recommend Xero cloud based software

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

Informing my clients of any funding available to them, introducing cash flow forecasts and management reporting to ensure businesses are prepared for any losses in income.

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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.

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