Happy New Year.
I am an AAT Licensed Accountant and I have been in practice by myself for three years.
In August 2016 I was appointed to act for a Ltd Company. The MD promised me records the same month.
I have regularly chased the records since.
I received incomplete records 3 January 2017 and the Companies House filing deadline is 7 January 2017.
I prepared DRAFT accounts the same day and sent the client on 4 January with queries. He responded today (9th) telling me to submit the DRAFT figures.
I have spoken to Co House and asked for the penalty to be postponed as I am awaiting an authentication code. The client one didn't work.
The client is now blaming me for the penalty and using profanities.
Furthermore, I have only been given access to QuickBooks online and requests for bank statements and paperwork have been declined. Client has also ignored my list of queries and told me to submit the DRAFT figures. Based on the description of some transactions I am fairly certain that QB is not accurate.
How should I proceed please?