5th Feb – Carpentry Contractor, Surrey, £800K turnover

Explained that he uses XXXXX accountants. Historically the relationship has been ok but a change of personnel within the firm has coincided with a much longer gap between submitting his accounts and getting them completed. He said it’s a significant problem because he’s unable to forecast properly without knowing his corporation and dividend tax liability, so believes that working with a more responsive accountant would be an advantage.

The accountant completes end of year, tax returns, VAT and CIS. Bookkeeping and payroll is looked after in-house, but he would like to chat about outsourcing that as well.