25 years ago, I took my final accountancy exams, which made me a qualified ACCA accountant. Five years later I became a fellow member or FCCA.
Ever since that date I have had to undertake hours of Continued Professional Development courses to keep on top of my game, and this, added to years of experience, gives rise to a smart accountant which is what I and my clients believe we are.
Recently, I sat in a sweaty conference room with 50 other accountants learning about, the finance act 2015. This is all to do with Personal tax, Business and Corporation tax Changes, Employee taxes, Capital taxes changes, VAT and SDLT and other legislative changes, all this so that I can be on top of my game and be as good as you need me to be.
Given the governments need to increase the tax take, you need your accountant to be fully aware of all the rules to be prepared to defend your position. We are.
Does your accountant, at the end of the year go through your accounts in detail with you and understand your position?
If not, we’d like to offer a no obligation hour of our time, and it’s on us.