I think the point is that, magically, a new set of accounts appeared!
No doubt someone is examining their PI policy details carefully!
Is there any form of quality control exercised over this watchdog?
Some years ago a brief acquaintance of mine - a sole practitioner - existed in mortal fear of the jackboot approach of the quality inspector. Needlessly as my contact seemed exemplary in his professional rigour.
Prestige has never been an issue with me: the ability to sleep at night with a clear conscience is!
That said I do wonder how all-embracing the support by the professional bodies is, especially when I learned a couple of decades ago that I had fallen foul and infringed a practice-certificate regulation, by a single day when completing an application form!
An informal contact would have sufficed!
Wonder at 71 whether my £400 membership fee has any value!
I gave up my part-time practice a decade or so back when one client considered his tax affairs more important than my untroubled Sunday evening at 8.20 p.m.
Others who suddenly wanted me to complete their tax returns for them as new clients on 27th January.
Happy away from the hippos and non-payers!
My response last week mirrored this piece almost verbatim.
Trained in practice years ago but spent a lifetime in commerce and industry I can spot opportunism at two paces.
As an accountant in commerce I found professional auditors of little help and often more of an irritant.
They clearly displayed a profit-only motive, especially when my appointment resulted in their fees dropping by two thirds.
As to customer service, fee-earning opportunities all too blatant.
Tax month - penalty
I have never once filed outside the mandated dates for month end of 5th but have repeatedly had dreaded RTI notes indicating late filing.
The back office process managed by Capita/whoever is a complete farce!