Continuity of Practice partner - Derbyshire

JaneFWJaneFW Posts: 4MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
My continuity of practice partner recently retired, so I now need to find a replacement. Is anyone in the Derbyshire area currently looking?I am very happy to reciprocate.

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  • readerreader Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,039MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    Hi,

    May be worth using AAT's "Find an accountant" option on the main homepage and contacting local accountants in your area or close by, or use a friend at work (this is what I do).

    Although this forum has worked for many people.
  • sjkrsjkr Feels At Home Posts: 74MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    edited February 2018
    Hi,

    Do you really need someone local or could work be done electronically???
    I also need a continuity of practice partner, but I'm based in North Yorkshire. Is this an option or would it not work for you?
  • readerreader Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,039MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    In my opinion, no reason to be local in this day and age
    sjkr
  • MarieNoelleMarieNoelle Trusted Regular Hampshire/Surrey borderPosts: 1,462Moderator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    reader said:

    In my opinion, no reason to be local in this day and age

    Depends on your clients.
    CSan89
  • JaneFWJaneFW Posts: 4MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    I do have a reasonable proportion of my client base on cloud accounting systems now. I have two bookkeeping/ accounting members of staff but one is only part qualified and the other, although fully qualified via CIMA, only works part-time and would not be in a position to take over the clients. I could see that a remote arrangement could work for my practice with the staff continuing the cover the lower level or day to day work and the continuity partner providing supervision, final review and dealing with more complex issues. I suppose the issue is always - how long the arrangements would need to go on for. Emergency cover in the short term is a different issue from being unable to work for a much longer period.
  • sjkrsjkr Feels At Home Posts: 74MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    Yes I see your point - you would probably need someone nearer than me if you were absent long term!
  • CSan89CSan89 Posts: 207MAAT
    I think you need someone that you can or already have a good business relationship with as you are trusting them with your clients. If you have worked hard for your clients and you are unable to work for 6 months for whatever reason and you have sent them to someone you have met once and don't really know anything about, I have a feeling that when you get back, they won't be your clients anymore. Even more so if the other accountant is 30+ miles away.
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