After days of discussions and thinking. I am now moving back to corporate life. I made the decision late this evening after dicussing the matter with my immediate family.
I was headhunted. It all started about three weeks ago. I finally succumbed this evening when the offer became just too irressitable to say no to. In addition, my telemarketer called today saying he just is not managing to get any appointments in my area. This is because the accountants in my area have flooded business with calls in my area.
In addition the open to all UK accountancy market really does not help. Franchiees are such a good example of this. Train them for 5 weeks, release them, back it up by great marketing, PR and systems. Qualifications, practcing certificates do not matter. Use the word Accountant and people will think your have all the necessary skills and qualifications.
I will really miss the world of accountancy practice. I enjoyed the challenges. I did not want to make the move since it means giving up my independence. After looking at the wider picture and the way accountancy market is going. I thought best to make the move since these sort of offers come only once in a life time.
I will carryon with my blog and my contributions on any answers. Some (or many!) will be pleased to hear that I will not raise many questions after I start the job. I already have a buyer in mind for the practice so please do not PM me on this matter.
My start date is 13/6. I have been asked not to give too much information since my appointment needs to go through formal board approval.
Thank you to AW and its contributors for making my practice life a lot easier.