I would be grateful for comments from other accountants on how they deal with taking on new clients part way through their year ie before their year end.
I have done this. I am thinking about changing this practice - wait till their year end. My concern is that client may move elsewhere. What is your experience?
The problem I have with taking on clients part way through the year are:
- Trail balance is not provided by the previous accountant. TB would be my starting point.
- Far more work is involved in starting from the last year's balance sheet
I have done this now and will handle it. I am thinking about the future now. Do you take on client "in year" ? How do you deal with taking over from where previous accountant left?