When did you last benchmark your accountant?

Alexander Accountancy, Burton on Trent's number 1 accountant asks if you have the right accountant for your business

Most businesses benchmark their production costs and overheads based on price, quality, service levels etc. But what about your professional services?  Why should these be any different?

It is easy to search on line for the questions you should ask and below are a few examples of some things you may want to consider.

Do they offer the services you want?

Alexander Accountancy is a general practice that not only offers the statutory compliance services, supported by bookkeeping, payroll etc. But also offer regular management accounts, tax planning and external Financial Director services.

How reliable are they?

Alexander Accountancy constantly monitors client instructions and sends out reminders well before any filing deadlines are due. Encouraging clients to get work done early as having the right information available helps with the planning and management of all circumstances.

What is the Unique Service Proposition?

Alexander Accountancy believes that one of the most important is good communications. Therefore every time a client email or telephone call that needs a response is received, this is promised within 24 working hours.

How do they charge?

Alexander Accountancy offers a fixed price menu so fees can be agreed in advance. There is even the option for annual instructions to have the fees spread evenly over the year.

What sort of experience do they have?

Alexander Accountancy’s senior partners have both worked in industry and in practice for a combined total of over 60 years. As well as their current practice they have worked for companies in construction, production and hospitality, ranging from start ups to a foundry with 350 employees.

What if my named contact is on holiday, taken ill or retires?

Alexander Accountancy gives you a named contact who is responsible for all aspects of your instruction, backed up by a team where there is always more than one person that can do every job and answer your questions. As the age of top level staff ranges from their 40’s to their 60’s this offers an assurance of continuity.

What added value services are offered?

Alexander Accountancy is well known around Burton upon Trent as one of the more proactive accountants. Being involved in and organising many networking events and workshops. Not only does this provide opportunities to attend expert presentations, it also means they can connect you with the specific experts you need to help your business. There is also a Strategic Coaching service available for businesses wishing to develop or grow.

How easy is it to get to know them?

Alexander Accountancy sponsors Alexander’s Business Club, which offers a series of free events aimed at helping local businesses. The Directors regularly attend local networking events such as Burton Business Club and Else Solicitors Professional Lunches. Or the easiest way is to sign up for a Free Diagnostic Review, where one of the partners will take you through a review of your business. This is usually structured around generating more sales, making more profit and paying less tax, but could equally look at systems and processes that can give you back more time and freedom.

If you would like to get to know Alexander Accountancy better please telephone Burton on Trent 01283 743 851 or email info@alexander-accountancy.co.uk