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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Jonathan trained as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PWC) in Liverpool before becoming a small business services manager for Grant Thornton in Warrington. He also spent three years as the financial controller for Brookside and Hollyoaks (not that he ever mentions it!).

Jonathan is recognised as a specialist in the entertainment industry and is often called upon to provide training courses and seminars for media professionals. He's also a bit of a technology geek and has been recognised with the accountancy industry as one of the most progressive accountants in the UK.
Outside of work Jonathan is very proud to be the Treasurer of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace and to be on the Council of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)

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