Accountancy Information

Changing your accountant and frequently asked questions.

Changing Accountants

Fairside have a streamlined system to help you change accountants and get joined up simply and effectively, so you can enjoy our services in no time at all.

Many small business do tend to stick with their current accountant, even if they aren’t particularly happy with the service provided. The relationship can become idle, mistakes made; making it the opposite of proactive.

As a small business you could be too busy to change a routine and it can be easier to simply carry on with an unsatisfactory process. However, your relationship with your advisors, especially your accountant, should be reviewed regularly. It is essential that this relationship is value driven, giving you as much value as possible. You deserve to be treated as a real person, not just a monthly invoice.

Ideally, the best time to switch accountants is at your company year-end, however, it’s still possible to switch mid-year. It needn’t be disruptive or costly, one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to discuss your individual circumstances.

How To Switch Accountants

Take a look at the services we offer here at Fairside and see if what we offer is suitable to your business needs.

Get in touch with a member of our team be calling 07805 113168. They are on hand to answer any questions you may have and will recommend the best time (in relation to your year-end) to join Fairside. Then simply complete our online form.

Give notice to your current accountant and let them know you plan to leave their service

We will contact your previous accountant on your behalf and obtain all relevant accounting records and get you set-up on Xero.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Bookkeeper?

We do varying levels of bookkeeping, ranging from daily involvement with the business and processing of transactions to providing monthly summaries and reconciliations. We will always endeavour to ensure you are given the best advice on how to proceed with your bookkeeping and this is best done via an appointment.

What areas do you cover?

Although based in Scarborough we have clients throughout the North Yorkshire.

What are your payment terms?

Our standard terms are 21 days upon receipt of invoice. We can offer a monthly payment plan in advance of an agreed annual fee to help you with your cash flow. Please contact us for a no obligation consultation.


How much will it cost me?

We do not charge an hourly rate, our prices are based on the job itself. We will give you a quotation when we complete our free no obligation consultation.

What if I don’t have time to see my accountant?

We understand how busy life can be. That is why we offer appointments at a time and place convenient to you. We can arrange for early morning, evenings and weekend appointments.

How do I change from another accountant?

We do the work for you. The process is simple and involves us writing a courtesy letter to your existing accountant requesting the transfer of information.

Get In Touch

Contact Details

We welcome all enquiries and offer a free initial consultation to discuss how we can help you.

Please feel free to contact us by telephone, email or using the Request a Call Back form opposite.

07805 113168

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