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When working as a contractor, it is essential that you are well advised by your accountant. Developing a strong relationship between yourself and your accountant is essential to the success and profitability of your business.

There may come a time when you need to change your accountant. In this blog post, Gorilla Accounting will be outlining 3 reasons why you should change your accountant.

1. Poor or Lack of Communication

The key part to a strong relationship between a contractor and accountant is communication. As a contractor, it is highly likely that you will face issues at some point. Your accountant should only be a telephone call away, but if it feels like a chore to get through to speak to someone, then it’s probably time to consider changing your accountant.

It’s also important to remember, you will have a lot of questions regarding what you can and can’t do in terms of your accounts. Your accountant should be on hand to explain anything that you may be unsure of.

2. They Don’t Understand Your Business

When looking for an accountant, it’s important to find one that understands your business. If your accountant understands your business, they will be able to identify opportunities for you. You should find an accountant who deals with contractors specifically as their service will be more tailored over a high street accountant which will be more beneficial to you.

If you are a contractor, it is essential that you have access to an online bookkeeping tool such as FreeAgent.

Try to ensure that you have a dedicated accountant which you can develop a strong relationship with your accountant, and be assured that you will be best advised through your time as a contractor.

3. No Benefits to Not Switch

It is relatively simple to switch accountants, but you need to identify a good reason to switch. If you can’t find a solid reason to stay loyal to your accountant, then you should definitely consider the option of switching accountants. If you have already been considering a switch, then there will already be some doubt in your mind which could influence your decision. However, you should not switch accountant for the sake of it.

There will be several offers and incentives from other accountancy firms which may entice you to switch. Take the time to find the right fit to ensure that you will not need to switch again any time soon.

At Gorilla Accounting, we aim to keep everything simple and straight forward. We offer an all-inclusive package which covers everything and ensures that you are well advised through your time as a contractor.

Some benefits of our service include:

– 24/7 access to our online bookkeeping tool (FreeAgent)

– Dedicated accountant

– Same day response service under our client service guarantee

– Refer a friend scheme

– Unlimited support

If you are not looking for an accountant, but know a fellow contractor who is, why not refer them to our service? For every client that you refer to our service, we offer £100 providing that they sign up. There is no limit on how many friends you can refer to us and you will be paid once your referral has paid two monthly fees.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to switch accountants and would like to find out more about our service, please give our New Business team a call on 0330 024 0406 or send an email to