And The Winner Isn’t….

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, you’ll have seen the excruciating moment that La La Land was incorrectly named as the winner of this year’s Best Picture award at The Oscars, leaving the cast and crew of the musical number to graciously hand over the gong to the actual winners, Moonlight.

Since the embarrassing gaffe on Sunday, it has transpired that the reason the presenters read the wrong film title was due to the error of one accountant, namely Brian Cullinan. Matt Damon doppelgänger Brian somehow handed the wrong envelope to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Oops! I don’t think Brian Cullinan will be winning the award for Best Accountant any time soon…

So, how do you ensure that your accountant is giving you the right information? Of course, mistakes occasionally happen, but here we give a rundown of the key things to look for when searching for an accountant you can trust:


When looking for an accountant, look for how long they have been established. A long-standing firm should give you comfort that you’re in safe hands. As an award-winning accountancy firm which has been established for over 15 years, our professional team will ensure that your financial records are accurate and error-free. Plus, we won’t be tweeting selfies while we’re working. Ahem.

Real Time Information

There’ll be no slip-ups when it comes to your financial records, as we use online accounting software ensuring we’re fully up to date with your figures. Designed specifically for small businesses and freelancers, with FreeAgent both you and your accountant can have real-time access to your information.

Fixed Fee

Nobody wants a nasty surprise, and that applies to fees too. Danbro offer a range of fixed-fee solutions to suit your needs – so you know where you stand.


Compliance is key for us. You can trust the information we give you, because Danbro are 100% compliant. We won’t just tell you what you want to hear. We’ll give you the best options available to you, within the current rules and legislation.


Accreditations are important to us – they show we’re trusted and approved by the leading industry bodies. Our ISO 9001 certification means that we’re proven to provide a consistent and high-quality service to our customers. The processes and procedures we have in place are watertight, even if Mr Cullinan’s aren’t.

As well as being a CIMA professional partner, our accreditations include IPSE, Professional Passport and PRISM, to name a few.


As winners of Business of the year and Employer of the year at the BIBAs, as well as being named in the Sunday Times Fast Track for Top 100 Companies in the UK, we’ve got our fair share of silverware in the trophy cabinet. No Oscars yet, but we’ve heard The Academy might need a new auditor…

To speak to an accountant you can rely on, call our team on 01253 600 140.

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