You may be unsure as to why you are required to provide proof of identity to your accountant, which we need to refresh on a periodic basis – here’s why we need to ask for this.
We are required by law to ask for identification to ensure that we are adhering to anti-money laundering checks, which we do when you enter into a relationship with us, and the same applies whenever you appoint an accountant.
However, it’s not just a case of checking your ID on one occasion, filing this away safely and then never checking again.
We are required to speak to your previous accountant, as well as conducting regular checks to update our records on a periodic basis, to ensure that we comply with our legal obligations.
At Davis Grant at the centre of everything we do are our core values which include holding ourselves to the highest professional standards to enable us to deliver excellence and act with integrity. If you were to work with an accountant or similar professional who did not treat their legal obligations seriously, you might ask yourself if they approach your tax and regulatory matters in the same manner.
Luckily we have an online system which simplies the entire process for you hassle-free and we will be in contact as and when required.
If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with us today.