We’ve been looking after the Middlesbrough business community since 1970, and we like to think we’re pretty good at, well, being accountants.


However, we’ve recently learned that some of our so-called contemporaries may not be all they seem, so here are our top 10 things not to look for in an accountant.


  1. They don’t have any qualifications
  2. They request access to your bank account
  3. They insist their office is used as your business’s registered address
  4. They don’t wear a tie – joke!
  5. They make grand promises about how much money they can make/save you
  6. Nobody has a good word to say about them
  7. They’re big fans of tax avoidance schemes
  8. They miss deadlines
  9. They gossip about their other clients
  10. They use too much jargon


Good or bad, word gets around, and we have built our practice on the personal recommendations of hundreds of satisfied clients.


So, if you’re looking for some jargon-free, honest and reliable accountancy and tax services, give us a call on 01642 244090 to see how we can help.