BIZ BUREAU: My blind spot over accounts.
I need to hire an accountant but don't know where to start when it comes to finding a reputable one.
Is there a register of qualified people?
Bob Oxley, by email
BIZ Says: YOU could try the website for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) at www.icaew.co.uk Click on Find a Chartered Accountant for help in locating a qualified accountant in your area.
Also, find out if family or friends can recommend an accountant they know or have used in the past.
You don't need to opt for a large fancy firm. There are lots of good accountants who work freelance. Just ensure they are properly qualified and are a member of the ICAEW.