The days of the stereotypical pen-pushing accountant, with leather elbow patches on his tweed jacket, are well and truly over. These days, accountants are essential partners to all successful businesses – from start-up ventures and self-employed contractors, to multi-national corporations.
For the next few weeks, you will find that all politicians – regardless of party – want to be your friend. This isn’t necessarily because you have suddenly become very popular, but because the UK General Election is now tediously close, and polls are currently predicting that every vote will count for an overall election win.
Starting a new start-up venture, or expanding an existing business can be a particularly stressful time, so the sooner you get an accountant on board to help relieve some of the administrative and financial headaches, the better.
Launching a new start-up venture can be exciting, daunting and stressful – all at the same time! There are so many things to think about, so many deadlines to meet, and so many people to talk to.