SME directors and business owners need to be a ‘Jack of all Trades,’ and have a working knowledge of all areas of business. But how can you concentrate on accelerating the growth of your business, if you’re worrying about how to complete your tax return or your annual accounts, or perhaps you’re not sure about the best way forward for your company?

Working with a professionally qualified accountant, such as a member of the Association of International Accountants (AIA), can remove these worries and allow you to focus on the evolution of your business. Working with an AIA qualified accountant, designated as an International Accountant, ensures that you have access to an accountancy and business expert; qualified to the highest standard, with the latest knowledge and information, and who is bound by a Code of Ethics.

AIA members have extensive experience of working with smaller and medium sized businesses, or sole traders, partnerships between relatives or friends, family-run and owner-managed limited companies. Many AIA practices could in fact fit this description themselves; and as a membership organisation, AIA is a champion of SMEs and is committed to supporting small businesses, believing their success to be crucial to the UK economy.

AIA is working with a number of key partners to look at how the growth and development of SMEs can be supported, including Microsoft, and through a number of projects such as the annual SME Snapshot survey and SME
Mentoring Programme
.

With the SME Mentoring Programme, AIA Members in Practice have committed to support small businesses to start-up or to expand, through offering SMEs a free consultation. Their accountancy and finance knowledge puts them in a prime position to support the develop of your business and play a crucial role in helping your company grow.

AIA Members can offer a range of services specifically designed to assist you to develop your business and identify the work you need to translate ideas into strategies for the future, they can provide the services you need to ensure your business is compliant and up to date, as well as tax planning services to help you make the most of your money.

For a high level of care that can only come from an accountancy practice that has direct experience of working with SMEs, but with the same service offerings provided by larger firms, find
an International Accountant today
and discover how they can help you and your business.

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