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    Hi all, as busy professionals I am wondering what is important to you when choosing an Accountant. Do you prefer use a specialist contractor accountancy firm or a general accountancy firm?

    Is personal service important to you? Or do you make your choice based on cost?

    Thanks.

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    Who are you when you're at home and why do you want to know?

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    How much can I get from referring other people to use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Who are you when you're at home and why do you want to know?
    Looking at the username, I'd guess at Cogent Accountants Limited (another one who doesn't publish the VAT number on their website)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    Looking at the username, I'd guess at Cogent Accountants Limited (another one who doesn't publish the VAT number on their website)
    Do they have their company number there? Or their registered office? (I can't check easily myself atm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Do they have their company number there? Or their registered office? (I can't check easily myself atm)
    Yes to company number. They have an address, but it doesn't appear to be the registered office.

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