PracticeAccounting FirmsAccountants are providing a second class service, SMEs claim

Accountants are providing a second class service, SMEs claim

SMEs want their accountant to provide more support and expert analysis, survey finds.

Only one in five small business owners think their accountants are providing
a first class service, according to a survey.

Eight in ten respondents questioned said they wanted ‘improved analysis and
interpretation of their financial data’ from their accountants, the survey by
software company AccountsIQ also found.

Nearly 70% of 100 small business managers questioned said they wanted their
accountant to provide a better analysis of their cashflow.

Accountants have traditionally been viewed as the SME’s most trusted business
adviser.

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