Seven in ten Moneywise users find an accountant through word of mouth

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Word of mouth is the most popular method readers use to find an accountant.

According to our latest poll results, which garnered 203 votes between 30 August and 6 September 2016, nearly seven in ten people (66%) employ this seemingly traditional method to find a reliable accountant.

The next most popular method among Moneywise users is to use an accountant-finding website, such as Unbiased and VouchedFor. However, in comparison to finding an account via word of mouth, less than one in ten (9%) use this method.


A further 7% simply use their local accountant, while 6% search online for a decent accountant, and 1% scour the yellow pages.

One in ten (10%) say they use methods other than those we listed to find an accountant, but we didn’t expand on what these might include.

See the pie chart below for the full poll results (click to enlarge):

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