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The New Year is a time for setting goals and targets for the months head. Its also the best time to make sure you have the best people on your team to help you achieve those goals and targets. That makes it a great time to look for a new accountant.

Your accountant is one of the most important people on your team. They might not be the first person you’d consider. However, a having an approachable, proactive accountant can be the difference between success and failure.

When is it Time to Consider a New Accountant?

Any time is a good time to look at your options. Whether you want better results, better service or better value for money, its always a good time to look for your best fit.

If you aren’t happy with the services provided, don’t feel your treated properly or are not getting value for money, its definitely time to switch. No matter what time of year it is.

Take the Time to Find the Right New Accountant

Regardless of how long you’ve been with your current accountant, a new accountant could be the perfect match for you. Not all accountants are created equal and every single business is different. To get the best value from the relationship between you and your accountant, you have to be a good match.

For example, at MBP, we have a set of unwritten ‘clubhouse rules’. These aren’t anything hard and fast but are a way for us to get to quickly understand how a new business will partner with us. We use the term partner instead of client because its far more appropriate. We consider all of our clients to be our MBP Business Partners. As such, they get the best partner level service, direct access to the team and generous discounts on business products and services. If we don’t think a business will fit in comfortably or won’t be a good fit, we’ll refer them to another firm in our network who we think will be a better match.

Should You Look for a New Accountant with Fixed Fees?

Fixed fee accounting is a great way to ensure that you get everything you need at a price you’re willing to pay. Its also really easy on cash flow as you don’t get stung with any huge bills. The smaller monthly payments make cash flow management a breeze.

Fixed fees, no surprises.

At MBP, we have a range of fixed price packages built for every business. From sole traders to rental property investments, end of year essentials to monthly management reports, we have every solution you need at a fixed fee.

A Proactive New Accountant Will Highlight Potential Issues

Time seems to pass faster than ever in the modern world and in business it seems to fly even faster. Gone are the days when you can afford to only see your accountant once a year to discuss things that happened months ago. To not only stay ahead of the competition but to maintain your financial position in the face of increase competition, you need a proactive accountant.

A proactive accountant doesn’t just sit back and wait. They get stuck into your books throughout the year. At least bi-monthly they will review how things are tracking, and if anything jumps out to them as an issue. This gives you an invaluable opportunity to benefit from outside eyes looking in, holding you accountable and giving you any necessary nudges..

Often, business owners get stuck in the day to day. With a proactive new accountant, that isn’t an issue. You can get stuck into doing what you love while they focus on making sure the big picture is still working.

Is it Difficult To Shift to a New Accountant?

Moving to a new accountant is as easy as having a cup of coffee. In fact, you can sit there and have a cup of coffee while we get it all sorted. The team at MBP do all the heavy lifting, including handling the divorce with your old accountant.

You won’t notice any interruptions and before you know it, you’ll be all moved in with your new accountant and their team.

Make The Move To Modern Accounting With MBP

The team at MBP aren’t your old accountants. We don’t just meet with you once a year, we’re there by you all year long, through it all. With fixed price packages and unlimited communication, you never have to be afraid of getting a bill for a simple phone call or a quick query over email. Our team are here to support you and your business on your path to success.

We leverage the power of the best accounting software and tools available to streamline our services. This means we invest more time in dealing with our clients direct. Unlike old firms, we’re able to give you timely monthly reports, KPI tracking and business coaching in real time.

If its time for a new accountant, get in touch with the team at MBP. We’ll schedule a proactive accounting meeting to see exactly what your needs are and how we can tailor our services to give you everything you need and nothing you don’t.

MBP’s preferred payment method for monthly package subscriptions is by direct debit. With our recent move to GoCardless, this process is now easier than ever before.

If you are on a subscription based service plan, you will likely receive an email notifying you of any changes to your payment process. This email will include a link to your unique direct debit mandate form. Update this form with your bank details and you’re done. You’ll never have to worry about making payments on-time ever again.

Why Pay by Direct Debit?

Direct debit payments make payments a breeze for both you and the admin team at MBP. We save hours of administrative time each week managing payments. This allows us to reinvest this time into continually improving the service we provide to you.

Here are some of the other benefits of making payments to MBP by direct debit:

Peace of Mind

Once you have direct debit set up you’ll never have to stress about remembering to make payments on time. Everything will be handled automatically but you’ll be kept in the loop with reminders before all payments are processed, just make sure you have adequate funds in your account when you get the reminder.

Direct Debit Guarantee

Your payments are protected. This means that you’re guaranteed a refund direct to your account if a payment is ever processed in error.

Saves You Time

Setting up the authorisation takes only a couple of minutes. Once its done, you never have to worry about setting up payments to MBP again. Each invoice or monthly subscription payment will automatically be paid on its due date. This not only saves you time in setting up each individual payment but also helps to avoid late payment penalties.

Saves You Money

Paying your invoices on time avoids any added late payment administrative charges. Currently, late payment of invoices incurs an added administrative charge equal to 2% of the total over due sum. This covers our additional time to send reminders and statements as well as manually processing the late payment when it is received. Direct Debit avoids all of this unnecessary hassle for both you and MBP.

You Always Know In Advance

We remind you in advance before any funds are withdrawn. Approximately three (3) days in advance you will get a reminder email to let you know the amount to be direct debited and the date that the amount will be processed. This allows you to ensure that you have the adequate funds in the account on the date in order to avoid the payment failing or being dishonored.

If you need to delay or come to an alternative payment arrangement, get in touch with the team at MBP as soon as you receive the reminder.

Ability to Cancel Any Time

You can cancel your direct debit authorisation at any time. To cancel, simply get in touch with the admin team at MBP by emailing mailbox@mbponline.co.nz.

If you have any questions, you can call us free from anywhere in NZ on 0800 86 85 86 or email the team here. As always, our team is here to answer your queries so feel free get in touch to ask anything you are unsure about.