It’s Time to Change Your Restaurant Accountant!

Change Accountants

We get it!

You gave your current restaurant accountant one more shot… and you’re still unhappy with their services. 

It’s simply not getting better. 

But how difficult is it to change restaurant accountants? And should you wait until after tax season to do it? 

Spoiler alert: Don’t wait! 

Pre-tax season is the perfect time to change accountants if you’re not happy with your current one. 

Let’s dive into why that is and what the transition might look like. 

Pssst… Hang around until the end to see our Black Friday Special that will save you money!

Should You Change Accountants Before Tax Season?

Let’s be honest, if you’re perpetually let down by your business accountant, the best time to find a new one is yesterday. 

No matter what season it is!

Prolonging the evitable by continuing to work with an accountant who lacks communication, or is unwilling to find the most favorable tax reduction strategy, can cost you thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long run.  

But if we’re talking about the *best* time to change accountants, these upcoming months are a great time. 


The end of the year is a natural time to assess your current financial situation and make any necessary changes, including your accountant.

This allows you to start the next year off on the right foot. Your new accountant can get in and help you set fresh annual goals, budgets, and forecasts for the new year ahead. 

Plus, why pay your existing accountant to file tax returns in the new year that most likely will need to be amended?

Simply put: changing over to a new accountant before the year ends allows for a smoother, and less rushed tax season. 

Waiting until January will make deadlines tight, and changeovers chaotic.

How Hard is It To Change Restaurant Accountants?

The thought of changing accountants can be intimidating for business owners, who often worry about the effort and workload involved. 

But the reality is, it all comes down to your new accountant’s skills and approach. 

If your next accountant is still using outdated technology and processes, you might run into issues and it could end up being more trouble than it’s worth.  

And unfortunately, your new accountant will almost always charge you for the effort of switching which becomes another barrier to making that change.

However, here at U-Nique Accounting, the process is really quite simple. In fact, we take the stress out of the process by handling 99% of it for you. 

We’ve invested in the latest, advanced technology and software tools that enable us to get new clients set up and running in a matter of weeks – without any added hassle.

Sure, diving into more complex activities like strategic planning and cash flow forecasting may take a little longer, but getting your basic information transferred over is usually a quick process. 

Oh, and that barrier to change mentioned above? It will cost you $0 with us, as we prefer to create long-lasting relationships and don’t want a short-term financial barrier to get in the way. 

(Hint: your accounting has to be really, really, really bad to incur any additional fees with us.)

Trust us, working with a modern, customer-focused accountant is the way to go.

What Should You Look For in Your Next Restaurant Accountant?

Last but not least, it’s important to not make the same mistake twice. 

Not that we’re calling your existing accountant a mistake, per se, but we want you to be happier with your next decision.

We wrote a great blog post that outlines all of the things you should look for in a really good restaurant accountant that you can read here

Wink, wink!

The U-Nique Accounting Black Friday Special

Here at U-Nique Accounting, we know how important it is to find the right accounting firm fit. 

This is why we want to help make it easier for business owners who may be on the fence, or hesitant to make the switch.

For a *limited time only, we are offering a discount of 50% off your first 2 invoices. That is basically one FREE month off of your annual subscription plan when you make the switch to U-Nique Accounting.* 

This offer is only valid until December 15, 2023, so get in quick. 

You can sign up and check out all of the details and fine print here:

Still not sure if you’re ready to make the switch? 

As a next step, we recommend reading this blog post on what your restaurant accountant should be doing for you every month, or booking a complimentary call with Matt down below. 

A small step is better than none!

Until next time! 



The U-Nique Accounting Black Friday Special is a 50% discount off of your first 2 invoices. In order to be eligible for this offer, you must book your discovery call, sign the proposal, and sign your engagement letter by December 15th, 2023. 

Matt C


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