We’ve been trying to hire qualified accountants with 2-3 years PQE and what we’re getting are accountants who are qualified on paper but are essentially bookkeepers. They cannot produce a set of financial statements moreover understand a set of financial statements. Glaring anomalies jumping off the balance sheet i.e. directors loan debit balance of 40k when there is clearly no directors loan balance and this payment relates to something else and don’t even get me started on share capital
Are my expectations too high or is it reasonable to expect a qualified accountant with 2 years pqe should be able to read a P&L and balance sheet?