Mark Lee imagines how a new small business client might address their new accountant.
To: Our New Accountant,
I am so pleased you have agreed to be our new accountant. As I explained, our previous accountant has retired and we didn't want to move to the big firm that bought his practice.
I thought it would be helpful to summarise my understanding of some key issues we have discussed. I know I have already sent back a copy of your formal letter and I thank you for sending this with a more informal covering note.
You know that we thought long and hard before we decided who to appoint. We approached six firms and shortlisted three of these. You were one of those three even though you were also one of the two firms whose details we found online. The other four had all been recommended to us.
Having weighed up all of the issues we strongly believe that you are the...