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    Quote Originally Posted by worriedtony View Post
    That's it, chat about self assessments over a Red Stripe!
    Lol. That's the one!

    I agree about the software, however after recent shenanigans with current accountant, I like the idea of being able to see them face to face!

    On the software side, I ended up spending a lot (a lot) of time a few years back entering everything into Xero, so got quite invested with it, so ideally would want someone who can work with that.
    I had problems with a local bod and got shafted royally so swapped to a big specialist and it was much easer. Being bigger they had SLA's and an escalation chain to get stuff done which was much more useful than having another body to try get face to face time with. The fact the new company was a specialist on top of the hierarchy and support made things much easier. Swapping to another small setup means you still at risk of not getting the specialist knowledge and may still not get the time and input you require. Be careful just going for another small outfit again.

    Very few of us use Xero so doubt you will get many recommendations for a Xero outfit let alone in Wakefield I am afraid, particularly one that understands contractors as well.

    I personally think you are going down the wrong path here for all the above points but if it helps there is a directory of Xero accountants on their pages.

    Xero Advisor Directory: Find Accountants, Bookkeepers & More | Xero UK
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Lol. That's the one!



    I had problems with a local bod and got shafted royally so swapped to a big specialist and it was much easer. Being bigger they had SLA's and an escalation chain to get stuff done which was much more useful than having another body to try get face to face time with. The fact the new company was a specialist on top of the hierarchy and support made things much easier. Swapping to another small setup means you still at risk of not getting the specialist knowledge and may still not get the time and input you require. Be careful just going for another small outfit again.
    Good points, yeah, maybe I need to rethink this. Thank you for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by worriedtony View Post
    Good points, yeah, maybe I need to rethink this. Thank you for your help!
    Give any of the ones in a list in the first post a bell and have a chat. They should be able to tell you how they can dig you out of your spot and what they can do for you going forward. That should help with your confidence and decision. All of them either post on here regularly or have many existing posters with them. If any of them will accept Xero then double whammy but I'm sure a switch to FA will be seamless and will work for you going forward.
    Might even be cheaper than you've been paying as well.

    If you aren't getting a woolly feeling with them then at least you've tried and you can go back to your original idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worriedtony View Post
    That's it, chat about self assessments over a Red Stripe!

    I agree about the software, however after recent shenanigans with current accountant, I like the idea of being able to see them face to face!

    On the software side, I ended up spending a lot (a lot) of time a few years back entering everything into Xero, so got quite invested with it, so ideally would want someone who can work with that.
    This might help Xero Advisor Directory: Find Accountants, Bookkeepers & More | Xero UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Give any of the ones in a list in the first post a bell and have a chat. They should be able to tell you how they can dig you out of your spot and what they can do for you going forward. That should help with your confidence and decision. All of them either post on here regularly or have many existing posters with them. If any of them will accept Xero then double whammy but I'm sure a switch to FA will be seamless and will work for you going forward.
    Might even be cheaper than you've been paying as well.

    If you aren't getting a woolly feeling with them then at least you've tried and you can go back to your original idea.
    Good idea. Will give that a go.

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