March 21st, 2015

Two Great Resources for Choosing an Accountant

We’re always surprised at how many people don’t realise that anyone can call themselves an accountant.

To set up in business as accountant you need:

“Taking a chance with your finances is simply too risky”

Here’s what to do to protect yourself.

Follow HMRC Guidelines

HMRC have published a list of the professional bodies they recognise.

Pick an accountant that belongs to one of these.

Read the ICAEW Guide

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales have published an 8 page guide “Don’t Take A Chance With Your Finances” which sets out why choosing a Chartered Accountant is so important.

Jonathan Ford & Co are Liverpool Chartered Accountants.  You can check our listing with the ICAEW by clicking the link.

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John manages a wide portfolio of owner managed businesses and oversees the smooth operation of the firm’s payroll department.

After obtaining his degree in mathematics from the University of Liverpool, John joined Jonathan Ford & Co in 2004 and qualified as a chartered accountant four years later. John likes to keep abreast of developments in tax and accounting and is responsible for the mentoring of junior staff.

Outside of work, John enjoys powerlifting and is a Liverpool FC season ticket holder.

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