FAQs

Your Questions Answered

Who you choose to be your business’ accountant is one of the most important decisions you make. A good accountant saves you time and allows you to do what you want to do, focus on your business, not your books.

Every single AIMS Accountant is fully qualified, has a practising certificate and is a member of a professional accounting body. You can be sure that they will have your and your business’ best interests front of mind at all times.

Q:   What is your pricing model?

We only operate on a fixed fee basis. With everything agreed in advance, you know exactly what you’re paying for.

No surprises: no extra charges for letters, phone calls or anything else, just good work.

Q:  How do I pay for your services?

Most of our clients pay by monthly direct debit which greatly helps their cash flow. Some choose to pay upfront.

Q:  What qualifications do AIMS Accountants have?

Every single AIMS Accountant is fully qualified, has a practising certificate and is a member of a professional body; ICAEW, ACCA or CIMA amongst others. You know that you will be looked after by a professional.

Q:  Are your accountants insured?

Yes. If they’re an AIMS Accountant they have Professional Indemnity Insurance. Our clients are always protected, especially so should the worst happen.

Q:  How do I know if an AIMS Accountant can meet my requirements?

Our accountants will come to your premises for an initial no-obligation meeting to meet you and understand what you and your business need. Their expertise covers the core accounting spectrum including taxation and regulatory compliance. Whatever you need an AIMS Accountant, has the skill set to meet your business needs.

Q:  Which businesses do AIMS Accountants specialise in?

Our accountants have over 25 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?

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?

As members of accountancy bodies 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?

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?

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?

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.