Your Questions Answered
We know how important it is for you to choose the right accountant for your business – after all they are one of the most important assets of any company. In true AIMS style we are happy to answer any of your questions and will be as transparent as ever.
These questions have been asked by the public and answered by us but if you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please contact your Local AIMS Accountant who will be more than happy to help.
Q: What is your pricing model?
A: We operate a fixed fee basis - all fees are agreed in advance so you know exactly what you are paying for, our accountants do not charge by the hour. There are no surprises: no extra charges for letters, phone calls or anything else unless you agree it first.
Q: How do I pay for your services?
A: Our unique pricing structure means you can pay in monthly installments - this also helps your cash flow which in turn is more cost-effective for you.
Q: Are AIMS accountants fully qualified?
A: Yes they are and they are also members of a professional body which include ICAEW, ACCA or CIMA amongst others. So rest assured you are dealing with experienced and reputable professionals.
Q: Are your accountants insured?
A: Yes, they all have Professional Indemnity Insurance which means you are covered if anything were to go wrong and your accountant was to blame. Please rest assured that this is extremely rare but we must be prepared for any eventuality.
Q: How do I know if an AIMS Accountant can meet my requirements?
A: Our accountants will come to your premises for an initial free no obligation meeting to meet you and understand your requirements. Their expertise covers the whole core accounting spectrum including taxation and regulatory compliance. Whatever your requirements rest assured an AIMS accountant has the skill set to meet your business needs.
Q. Which businesses do AIMS Accountants specialise in?
A: Our accountants have over 23 years of experience in the SME community and their expertise and knowledge covers all business sectors – whatever your business, we cover it.
Q: Do AIMS understand what it's like to run a business?
A: As business owners themselves yes they do. They fully understand the pressures that you are under and offer a wide range of commercial experience which can help with the development of your growing business.
Q: How do AIMS keep up-to-date with current issues and regulations?
A: As members of accountancy institutes there are development regulations they must adhere to. They also have the back-up and support of a central team who provide regular updates on current market trends and information.
Q: Do I need knowledge of accounting and tax?
A: No! Your AIMS Accountant will take care of everything - they will manage your finances so you can concentrate on running and developing your business.
Q. Who will be doing the work?
A: You will be dealing with your accountant directly for all of your accounting and tax requirements. There may be times where you will be referred to a third-party organisation but only because the work is very specialised and requires special attention.
Q: How do I get in touch with an AIMS Accountant?
A: All AIMS accountants are located on the AIMS website through their Local Accountant Page and can be contacted in various ways; or if you prefer they will contact you. Just fill in your postcode or location and get in touch.