I’m looking to change accountant. I have only ever had one and kept him for ten years but this year I got the accounts through three weeks before payment was due which I thought wasn’t great. I only find out PAYE the day before or sometimes on the end and VAT a week before. Just wondering how normal this is and what you expect from a good accountant? The ones I have spoken to today all assure me they will get it done sooner but one did say this is pretty normal. I have everything the accountant asks of me over to him within a week and it’s all done through email.