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How Do I Change My Accountant?

Switching accountants is a simple process that can have huge, long-term benefits for your business

Are you are considering changing accountants but are worried the timing isn’t quite right for your business, or that you have too many loose ends to tie-up with your current accountancy firm? Well, the good news is that we can take care of all that for you. We make the switching process easy, ensuring minimal effort on your part and minimal disruption to your business.

There are many reasons why you may wish to switch – has your business outgrown your current accountant, or are you seeking a higher level of service? Or perhaps you simply want a chartered accountant who cares about the triple bottom lineAt Harland we prioritise getting to know you and your business to build lasting relationships that help us become become value-adding partners.

3 Simple steps to switching

If you are interested in becoming a Harland client then please get in touch to discuss your accounting needs. We love forging powerful, lasting partnerships with people and businesses who share our values, are as passionate about their business as we are and believe in business for good. If this sounds like you then let’s talk!

If you then choose to appoint us as your new accountant, we will do all the hard work in switching you over, including informing your current accountant.

Once you have completed a simple registration form, we will get you set-up with cloud-based, real-time software and begin the journey of getting to know you, your business, your values, goals and ambitions. Through monthly catch-ups, health checks and business optimising recommendations, our team of experts will make an immediate and lasting positive impact on your business.

We will efficiently take care of the whole transfer, leaving you to concentrate on running your business

Frequently asked questions

We take the stress out of completing your annual accounts and meeting your tax liabilities. You can feel confident that you are compliant with accounting standards and tax law, so that you can concentrate on  running your business.

Our clients are in the safest possible hands – All our team are either qualified accountants/tax advisors, or are training towards a recognised industry qualification. Alarmingly, there are no legal requirements to call yourself an accountant, but we take this very seriously.

We are also registered with the ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) who ensure the highest possible standard in the accounting industry.

Whether you’re a start-up or an established business, if you have big ambitions, you need an accountant with the same outlook. We are forward-thinking accountants, working  with dynamic businesses to help them realise their goals.

  • Individuals with a business idea
  • Start-ups and new business ventures
  • Ambitious Entrepreneurs
  • Small businesses with big plans
  • Medium-sized businesses >£1m turnover

We love Xero and we know you will too! This powerful but user-friendly accounting software seamlessly links your bank, book-keeping and us (your accountant) together, minimising headaches and faff! It’s a powerful tool knowing your business in real time and better yet, we’ll be on hand to tell you what all the data means.

If digital accounting is new to you, then we can help set you up. Just ask us about our Xero training options.

Xero is our preference (please make sure everything is up-to-date) 

We love getting to know our clients and their businesses, so keep us in the loop! We want to see you and your business succeed and offer so much more than just statutory annual accounts.

  • Quarterly check-in’s: With your dedicated Client Manager, where we can discuss any business or financial concerns
  • In-person workshops: We offer Business Strategy sessions to get you thinking about the bigger picture
  •  Explainer sessions: Make your end-of-year accounts work harder and extract valuable insight with a dedicated explainer session

For annual accounts, we ideally need your records 1-2 months after your year end. The sooner your accounts are completed, the better financial position your business will be in.

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