July 13th, 2011

How to spot a dodgy accountant (part 1)

Find out how easy it is to leave them! Good accountants won’t try to contractually tie you into them with termination clauses in the contract. Good accountants will rely on the quality service they provide to make you want to stay!

We’ve recently had a client move to us from a St Helens firm of accountants who wanted to be paid over £300 for a ‘notice’ period and refused to refund money they’d been paid for work they’d not done.

So before you sign up with a new accountant check the small print that will apply if you find out they’re not the right firm for you.

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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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