If you’re a contractor looking for an online accountant, or you’re a Brookson One client looking to switch in light of recent events , then The Accountancy Partnership is probably already on your radar. Just like Brookson One, we work with contractors and freelancers to provide specialist accounting services, but there are important differences in the way we operate.
Whilst Brookson One focus entirely on contractor accounting, we specialise in accountancy for a range of businesses, providing a highly personal service where you will receive unlimited support from your own dedicated accountant.
Always be in the loop with your accountant
Working with an accountant is much easier if you know who you’re working with, and the terms and conditions – right from the very beginning.
A clear fee structure for accounting services
Here at The Accountancy Partnership, we publish all of our fees online, and provide a clear breakdown of exactly what services those fees include.
If you’re shopping around for an accountant at the moment you can get an instant online quote, so if you prefer to do your research before speaking to the team, you can. You don’t have to email or phone anyone, or sit around waiting for a call back.
Brookson One don’t publicise their fees, so it’s much more difficult to plan ahead, or for existing customers to make sure that they’re still getting a fair deal. To learn more about how Brookson One price their accountancy fees for contractors, you’ll need to phone or email them.
Talk to your accountant when you need them
We really love talking to our clients! It’s why your own dedicated accountant will always be available, whenever you need them, so we can help you grow your business.
To make sure you always get good service, every accountant at The Accountancy Partnership is paired up with a ‘buddy’ who can help if your normal accountant is on holiday or unwell. You won’t ever have to wait for the answers you need.
Brookson One focus on providing services which are designed mainly for contractors. Here at The Accountancy Partnership our accountants have centuries of knowledge and experience between them.
It’s why we can offer accountancy services for a much wider array of businesses, as well as specialising in the type of issues which affect contractors. That way, we can advise you no matter what crops up.
How it works with Brookson One
Clients at Brookson One have access to their online account portal, Brookson Connect. You’ll be able to access it through their website, and use it to submit expenses and bookkeeping data to your accountant.
What’s not clear is whether you can still be their client if you prefer to use a different bookkeeping method – or even if they offer this as a service.
How we do things at The Accountancy Partnership
Every business is different, so at The Accountancy Partnership you can choose which option is best for you and your needs. You can:
Complete your own bookkeeping yourself, either using Pandle (our own software, which we provide for free), or with any other software you prefer. We won’t restrict you to using our system.
Even if you prefer to do it yourself using Pandle rather than using our bookkeeping service, our team are still here to help. Our in-house bookkeepers are the very same people that operate Pandle support.
Pandle is used by over 60,000 small businesses, contractors, and freelancers around the world.
From initial set up calls, to our in-app live chat support and product tours, they’ll even review your records on a regular basis – for free, whether or not you use our bookkeeping service. That way we can help you spot any potential issues before they become more serious problems.
To comply with GDPR, all communication with our servers uses a secure 128-bit SSL HTTPS connection. It’s the same technology that your bank uses to encrypt communications on their website.
And of course, to make sure you don’t have the nightmare of data disappearing, Pandle takes regular automated and encrypted backups which are securely transported to Google’s UK data centres.
Should I use The Accountancy Partnership or Brookson One?
If you’re not a contractor: Brookson One aren’t for you, so an accountant like The Accountancy Partnership could be just what you need!
If you are a contractor: Consider whether you’ll need a wider range of accounting services in the future, and the ongoing access to your bookkeeping data.
Choose The Accountancy Partnership if…
Or go with Brookson One if…
You want an accountant who you can talk to whenever you need them, as often as you like.
You’re happy to rely on emails to talk to your accountant.
You want an accountant who is able to help you beyond day-to-day contracting accounting.
You only need an accountant who specialises in contractor accounting.
You want the flexibility to choose the bookkeeping solution which is best for you.
You’re happy to use an online portal on your accountant’s website.