CCAB hosts advice on choosing the right accountant or tax adviser
Easily accessible advice and information on choosing the right accountant/tax adviser is now available on the website of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB).
The information, which is being hosted by CCAB on behalf of professional bodies, is aimed at improving access to services from regulated and qualified accountants/tax advisers. It also seeks to raise awareness of the fact that anyone can call themselves an accountant/tax adviser whether or not they are professionally qualified. The information gives tips on what to look for, making contact, charges and what to expect after appointing an adviser.
Jann Brown CA, CCAB Chair, said: "CCAB welcomes this initiative as a means of encouraging and helping individuals and businesses to find the right advisers. While we accept that some non-qualified advisers may have experience, professionally qualified and regulated advisers have knowledge and expertise and, moreover are obliged to work ethically, keep their knowledge and skills up to date and hold professional indemnity insurance. We believe that this advice will provide clarity in what can be a very confusing market for those needing advice."
Seven professional bodies are parties to the advice:
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
- Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
- Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)
This information has been issued by ICAS on behalf of the CCAB and the above named professional bodies