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The Top 5 Common Misconceptions About Hiring Accountants

For some people, the thought of working with an accountant conjures up certain false ideas. We've heard everything from the fear of expensive invoices to a belief that all accountants are just plain boring. Today, we're sharing the reality of teaming up with an accountant by debunking the top 5 misconceptions we've heard during our time in the role. Accountancy doesn't equal stuffy offices and teams that are difficult to get in touch with!


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1. Accountants are boring.


We beg to differ! Accounting and finances are the bread and butter of so many businesses but that doesn't make it a dull role to play. We're all for making accounting as interesting and easy to digest as possible so you can get back to doing what you love knowing you're up to speed.


2. Accountants are expensive.


Not only do you save time when you hire an accountant, they're also going to find you the best ways to save money. This means that not only can you sleep easy at night knowing your accounts are taken care of, but your finances are made the most of.


3. Accountants only deal with tax.


Accountants are so much more than tax form fillers! Whether it’s hand holding you through your first year in a new business or developing bespoke systems in order to save you time and money, we will offer you a professional and reliable service throughout. Our experts can help with all aspect of your accounting needs enabling you to grow your business at your own pace.


4. Accountants are outdated.


We hear this one quite a bit from new clients, often hand in hand with we are an expectation to that . Whilst we can't speak for all accountancy firms, we're big believers that accountants should be forward thinking.


We break down the traditional accountancy stereotypes by offering innovative solutions to improve efficiency and reduce costs for businesses of all shapes and sizes. That's why we've put a lot of resources into keeping our finger on the pulse of modern accounting. We work with cloud based accounting tools to bring you an up to date and easy to use experience.


5. Accountants are only for big companies.


This is one we hear time and time again. But it's not the case. At all! The beauty of hiring a good accountant is that their role is to support you in making the most from your finances, no matter your size.

If you'd like to chat about how an accountant could best support you and your own circumstances, we recommending booking in a free no-obligation consultation call. Give Catherine a call on 01423 431889 or email catherine@bctaccountants.co.uk.

Please note: all stats are accurate for the 2021/22 tax year.

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