Help! My colleague and I charge £80 p.h and have done for years having let the work get on top of us and not properly reviewed fees etc. We now want to build a practice with qualified staff and need to review everything from the top down including our fees and associated charge out rates. I would be interested what everyone else thinks is 'right' in terms of charge out rates for a ACA qualified accountant outside of London and the home counties. The work would be Limited company accounts upto £500k turnover, sole traders, VAT etc. I'm looking for specifics as when I look at staff costs the variance is so large as to make it meaningless so we would like to look at it from the angle of chargeout rates instead. We will probably move to a subscription model but for now interested to know what others think is a fair chargeout rate.
I don't think I made myself clear above. I would like to know what others charge out for a senior accountant or client manager role? i.e. £100 p.h. etc etc. Appreciate any help.