The benefits of a local accountant

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Here are 5 very good reasons for SMEs to choose a local accountant over a Central Business District firm.

A local accountant is more personal

One key difference between a small, local accountancy practice and a large firm is the ability to build personal relationships, giving you a level of service that a larger firm or franchised accountant cannot match. What also counts is that you will have direct contact with your local accountant rather than just someone in the office, meaning you won’t be bounced from department to department only to hear that ‘the person you’re looking for is currently unavailable’.

Choosing a local firm could be a key advantage for SMEs in keeping costs down

More value-to-money

A big, well-known accountancy firm will almost always charge more than a local accountant to cover the expenses of an office in the Central Business District whilst having the chance to add the charge of their reputation. Add in the costs (and time) of having to travel to and from the city and the added expenses for delays, choosing a local firm could be a key advantage for SMEs in keeping costs down.

Local accountant, local knowledge

When you choose to work with a local accountant, he or she is more likely to know more about you, your business and the (local) market you’re operating in than a large firm located on the other side of the country. This gives you and your accountant an edge right from the start, which is good for business and for building that personal relationship.

Trust

Your business is a very personal thing, so confiding your finances with an accountant you hardly know is a risky move. That doesn’t have to be the case if you choose to go local. A local accountant or accountancy firm has a reputation through referrals and recommendations coming from people/entrepreneurs that want or need the same as you, so you know exactly what to expect when considering a local accountant.

By working with a local accountant or local accountancy firm, you can save valuable time as they will be readily available to help you out

Convenience

In every business time is money, so saving as much time as possible is a need that many companies require. By working with a local accountant or local accountancy firm, you can save valuable time as they will be readily available to help you out. Additionally, if any accounting emergencies were to arise, it would be easier for you to go over to your local accountant, rather than dealing with them over the phone, via email or videoconferencing.

Long story short: there are great benefits in having an accountant or business advisor right around your corner. Which is exactly what we can provide. Use our Firm Finder to discover which firms offer our services and where they are located.

Last but not least
Read our guide on how to change accountant to learn how easy it is to make the switch to a local business advisor.