Take our fun Jackie style quiz to find out:
‘HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR ACCOUNTANT/BOOKKEEPER?’
(for the purposes of the quiz, your accountant/bookkeeper will be called Bernard’)
How often do you have contact with Bernard?
Frankly, I see him so little, I’ve almost forgotten what he looks like. I’d probably walk past him in the street.
We get together regularly, once a year (is that often enough?). It’s not his fault, he is so busy and I don’t like to pester him.
We have regular contact and I know he will always make time for me.
Good communication is vital to maintain a healthy relationship. How would you rate Bernard?
I hear from Bernard once a year, when he needs something from me.
I have often spent time staring at the phone, incoming emails, wondering when he will reply?
Bernard is fabulous, I know he will get back to me within 24 hours when I need him
Do you speak the same language?
Bernard often uses words that I don’t understand. I’m afraid to ask what he is talking about, in case I look stupid.
Bernard tries to explain what he means, but I’m often left confused.
Bernard always takes the time to explain things to me in a way I can understand.
Does Bernard listen to you?
I’ve never tried talking to Bernard about my concerns, I’m afraid to approach him.
Reasonable, I suppose. But I could get a lot more off my chest, if I felt he had the time for me.
Bernard is a great listener, he takes on board anything I want to talk about, no matter how trivial.
How do you feel when you see/speak to Bernard?
I don’t really see/speak to Bernard often enough to have an opinion.
I feel slightly nervous, as I don’t know what to expect.
I enjoy our interactions – they are friendly and supportive.
Do we want the same things from the relationship?
Bernard satisfies my basic needs, but there is so much left unexplored.
It’s become a habit really, is there other ways he could satisfy me?
I feel relaxed and fulfilled with Bernard, he is meeting all my needs.
Am I in the ideal relationship?
I’m not really happy in this relationship, but I’m scared to dump him.
Isn’t this the only kind of relationship available? Am I missing something here?
I couldn’t do without Bernard, he’s my rock, always there to hold my hand.
Mostly 1. What are you still doing with this man? He clearly doesn’t value you as an individual! You need to be cherished and supported. Dump him! Call Adder Bookkeeping on 01386 578925
Mostly 2. Your relationship has become a comfortable habit. You should be demanding more. There are plenty more fish (and snakes) in the sea. Call Adder Bookkeeping on 01386 578925
Mostly 3. Congratulations! You have found your ideal ‘Bernard’. You are clearly already a customer of Adder Bookkeeping!