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Appointing an accountant and becoming a client of Streets

A simple guide to the process of appointing an Accountant for an Academy school.

The first meeting

We will be only too pleased to meet with the school governors, head of school and bursar or business manager to discuss your needs and how we can be of service. To arrange an initial no obligation meeting or an informal chat please call us on 0845 880 0320. Alternatively, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The next steps

Following our initial meeting, where we will discuss with you your aspirations and personal requirements, we will provide you with a written fee quote and a proposal for working together.

Having chosen to become a Streets Chartered Accountants client and as part of our professional code of conduct and good practice, we will send the you a ‘letter of engagement’. This confirms in detail the work we are to undertake on your behalf, who will be handling your affairs and the fees to be charged.

Who will be looking after me?

All clients have a Streets Chartered Accountants Partner as their principle point of contact. In addition your Partner will be supported by Managers and an Assistant, who with their technical skills and qualifications, form part of your team and support. From time to time and as your needs require, your Partner may also draw on the expertise of fellow Partners, Directors and colleagues from across the Streets organization.

What if I have an Accountant already?

You may have outgrown your existing Accountant or are looking for someone who is a specialist in your field who can provide you with more specific advice on tax savings and business in general. If this is the case, then Streets Chartered Accountants is the firm for you.

We appreciate that the decision to change is not always an easy one and that it is not an everyday occurrence. You can be reassured that the move is less daunting than you might first think. Certainly, Streets Chartered Accountants’ primary concern is to make the switch as easy as possible.

A key aspect of our work is ensuring we are familiar with your Accounting procedures and systems and that from a very early stage we understand your business and needs.

Part of this process involves us writing to your current Accountant, on your behalf, and asking them to provide us with information about your affairs and paperwork to ensure the transfer is as seamless and smooth as possible. Ordinarily there is no cost incurred in handing over the information or in us gaining professional clearance to act for you.

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