Need to find an accountant

(9 Posts)
newbiefrugalgal Sat 26-Jan-13 19:01:03

How do I go about this?

We are a partnership and currently have an accountant but not particularly happy with them so looking to change.
How do we go about finding the best one? I'd rather not do a google search and no one else we know in a similar situation to recommend anyone to us.

One key thing is that we are soon re-locating overseas but will still run the business in the UK, so we need to have someone with knowledge of both countries systems (Aus) or at least have things working and set up in the most tax efficient way (which we feel our current accountant wouldn't)

Any ideas?

reliablemillipede Sun 27-Jan-13 13:35:33

Local chamber of commerce ?

emma123456 Mon 28-Jan-13 22:02:30

Id try one of the big firms who will have the global tax knowledge to assist...PWC, KPMG, or maybe PKF.
Emma

newbiefrugalgal Tue 29-Jan-13 22:03:21

Thanks for your replies.
Do the big guys deal with little people?
I'd hate to call up and be laughed at IYKWIM

emma123456 Wed 30-Jan-13 12:08:42

PKF particularly so!
They definately wont laugh at you. The only stumbling block could be fees...it wont be cheap!

SarahKCK Wed 30-Jan-13 14:40:10

What about trying Tax Assist Accountants? They specialise in working with small businesses and if they can't help you, I'm sure they'd recommend somebody that could.

newbiefrugalgal Wed 30-Jan-13 18:53:34

Thanks again.
Will take a look.
Emma - when you mention fees - are they really that much more than a local accountant??

emma123456 Thu 31-Jan-13 10:43:24

It depends on how complicated it is! Call them. You should be able to have an initial meeting/phonecall for free. They will give you a quote. Or call a Chartered Tax advisor (CTA).
You could post a request on here for a CTA to assist. Lots of accountants use this site
http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/anyanswers
I am an accountant (sole practitioner), but not up to speed on double taxation treaties, sorry.

Emma

newbiefrugalgal Thu 31-Jan-13 22:42:02

Thanks Emma really helpful smile

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