Kent AccountantsHere at Bells Accountants in Kent, we have engaged with hundreds of business owners, and we’ve grown to understand what makes a great relationship between an accountancy practice and its clients.

 

Communication

This is, in our opinion, the number one value which is vital to maintaining an excellent relationship between an accountant and a business owner. We want you to involve us with every aspect of the day-to-day running of your business.

 

The more we build up a clear picture of your plans and business targets, the more we’ll be able to help you achieve precisely what you are seeking to achieve. If you are looking at making any kind of important decision such as applying for finance or investing in a business asset, call us!

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Advice

You are obviously an expert in your business niche, but the chances are you may have only ever run a single business – well, we’ve been involved with hundreds! Our experience, coupled with our unique position to be able to see inside your business from the outside, puts us in the best place possible to provide you with many valuable insights in how you might go about improving the way you manage your finances.

 

Networking

 

Accountant in KentAs well as improving your business, we may be able to bring new business to you. We have many clients across countless business sectors, and if we feel we can help your business by recommending your services to other clients of ours then, with your permission of course, we will be very happy to do so.

Compliance

You may find that you become lost in the day-to-day affairs of running your business and that often your tax considerations seem to take a back seat. Before you know it, you’ve missed an important deadline and you’re facing penalties. Place your accounts in our hands and there’s no danger of this.

 

Feedback

We have over 130 years of accounting experience at your disposal. To welcome Bells Accountants in Kent on board, please call , or email us at .

Below, you will find answers to questions that we are frequently asked – if the question you have is not listed here, please call us on .

How can I make the most of my accountant

If you are not happy with your current accountant it is very easy to switch to us here at Bells but whether you use us or another accountant please bear in mind the following:

 

  1. Utilise free consultations – most accountants will provide at least one free consultation to find out about your requirements – make the most of this and ask away!!
  2. Get a second opinion – if you are not 100% confident about any advice you have been given check it out with another professional.
  3. Find an accountant that you can talk to – approachability and free communication is the key to a good working relationship
  4. Prepare for meetings – ideally write an agenda but if you don’t have time for that at least note down the questions you would like answered so you don’t forget anything.
  5. Organise your paperwork – make sure all the documentation you need to give your accountant is in one place – even if its in a shoe box! It speeds everything up considerably when it comes to your year end and saves you time searching for important documents later.
  6. Brief properly on questions and ask for further explanation if necessary – when asking us a question make sure you include as much information as possible on your circumstances so that we are fully informed and can advise you as best we can. If you don’t understand the response – ask again for clarification! There is no shame in wanting to fully understand an answer you have given – after all we would struggle to do your job so we don’t expect you to know how to do ours, that’s what you pay us for!
  7. Never be afraid to ask and keep talking to us – Keep us posted as much as you can about your dreams and aspirations for your business and involve us in as many business decisions as you can. We can only properly advice you if we are aware of what is going on with your business and what direction you are going in. Particularly if you are looking at investing in a major new asset or taking on a new member of staff, there is absolutely better and worse times to do this so let us help you decide if now is the right time!

Do I need an accountant or a bookkeeper?

It is not a legal requirement for an accountant or bookkeeper to file any of your statutory documents but when considering doing it yourself we would ask you to consider the following:

  1. Recognise your strengths and focus on what makes you money
  2. Understand that the limitations to your knowledge will cost you money in both the lost value of your time and in actual tax paid
  3. Remember that accountancy fees are tax deductible

The Brilliant ClubWe first started using Bell’s Accountants in 2012 as a start-up charity. Joanne and her dedicated team have always been extremely professional and efficient. Over the years we have developed a great relationship with Bell’s and we work in partnership to make sure our complicated payroll is completed correctly to the benefit of everyone involved. Loraine explains situations and solutions to us very clearly and we very much appreciate her support. I would highly recommend Bell’s to any company looking for a personal service that’s great value for money

 

Simon Coyle
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant ClubWe first started using Bell’s Accountants in 2012 as a start-up charity. Joanne and her dedicated team have always been extremely professional and efficient. Over the years we have developed a great relationship with Bell’s and we work in partnership to make sure our complicated payroll is completed correctly to the benefit of everyone involved. Loraine explains situations and solutions to us very clearly and we very much appreciate her support. I would highly recommend Bell’s to any company looking for a personal service that’s great value for money

 

Simon Coyle
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
The Brilliant Club