Business leaders put trust in accountants
The majority of business leaders rely on accountants to make finance decisions, according to a survey by MarketInvoice. Some 56% of the business leaders surveyed said that accountants were their most important external advisers when considering business finance options. They are twice as important to businesses as commercial finance brokers (23%), while only 6% said they would consider speaking to a bank directly. The survey also indicates that businesses are likely to be making more calls on their financial advisers in the near future, with 38% of business leaders expecting a cash squeeze in the next six months.