Choose and work with an accountant


Accountants can offer your business a range of services, from basic bookkeeping to specialist business advice.

You may employ an accountant to prepare financial statements for your end-of-year tax return or for other services, such as auditing. By law, your business accounts must be audited each year, although some small companies are exempt - eg where annual turnover is £6.5 million or lower and the business' financial year began on or after 6 April 2008.

This guide will help you understand what your business might need from an accountant and how to find an accountant that is right for you.

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Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales