Research well before choosing an accountant, depending on your requirements. For IT contractors usin
Research well before choosing an accountant, depending on your requirements. For IT contractors using an LTD, you need very simple services. SJD charges you £144 (with VAT) for really just doing your end year accounts from the information you place on an old style excel spreadsheet. You send this sheet backwards and forwards, rename it, copy it, paste, back it up, after years you have 200 million files! (exaggerated of course, but you get the idea), which is very ineffective and in many ways cumbersome accounts for a simple, low transaction fiancial adminitration. Many now offer online portals, formatted repoprts on tax, expenses, vat, personal tax, and all sorts from the inpute entered into the portals. You also have several means of safely storing and having all the infomation available for years to come. I personally do not believe in any of these awards, but rather on service and factual evidence. My experience with different accountants at SJD for over 10 years has been in my view really bad, bordering on awful as they make such easy money from me doing the bare minimum, if that. Why have I continued with their services for so long? Well we are continuously brain washed with a powerful propaganda machine, and listen too much to the so called "experts". Now that I am slightly better informed, I dont uderstand even why SJD would have any contractor utilising their services, let alone win awards. This is by no means advice to anyone, and only my experience using their services for over 10 years. My summary: Stay away. Half a star rating.