What I want from my accountant

  • Access to a book-keeper unless I have a team member who does that or a local freelancer
  • Monthly P&L prepared within 10 days of the month end
  • Quarterly meeting to discuss overall financial strategy & tactics
  • Lots of ideas
  • Plenty of notice on forthcoming tax liabilities
  • A nag if I’m not doing things well
  • A friend whose company I enjoy
  • Somebody who “gets” me, “gets” business and doesn’t castigate me when I make entrepreneurial decisions that go wrong.

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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.