I have a strange request that I have not had before. Client has changed accountants, we are currently preparing the accounts. They are pretty much finalised and just awaiting final review. Client wants new accountant to prepare these accounts even though they are nearly finished.
New accountant has requested a copy of the working papers for the year in question along with the trial balance, debtors, creditors and bank reconciliations.
The response to sending the working papers is going to be a definitate no, but should I be sending them the TB? My concern is those figures are not finalised and have not been agreed with the client. I am not sure why they need this information, surely they wouldn't just rely on our figures and will preparing the accounts themselves from scratch.
For infomration client uses Xero and any adjustments we have made are in Xero so all the information they need is there for them to access.
Would like to get other peoples opinion as to how they would respond to this request.