Do I need an accountant?

If you or your business has to fulfil tax and financial reporting obligations that require a certain understanding of the law, you may want to consider using an accountant.

A good accountant can save you time and money, as well as provide you with peace of mind and sound advice. The savings that they help you make should outweigh the cost of using their services.

The firms listed in our directory provide a range of accountancy, tax and advisory services to businesses of all sizes as well as individuals.


For individuals, particularly the self-employed and contractors, a good accountant can ease the burden of paying tax by self-assessment by ensuring that your returns are filed accurately and on-time. They can also help legally reduce the amount of tax you owe each year, by taking advantages of certain allowances and reliefs. An accountant will also help you plan for retirement, with pensions, inheritance tax and estate planning, along with providing advice about wills and trusts.


With an accountant looking after your firm's bookkeeping service needs, you have more time to dedicate to actually running your business. An accountant can also minimise and take care of your corporate tax liability, prepare annual and management accounts, handle your payroll functions and audit your financial processes. They can also be a valuable source of advice in areas such as finding the right finance, the most tax-efficient structure for your business and planning for growth.

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