We believe in complete transparency, and want to ensure you are comfortable using our website. Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions that we receive.
1. Who is behind the Accounting Practice Exchange website?
The concept of the Accounting Practice Exchange was developed by Daniel Crowley, CGMA and the website itself is owned and operated by De Mowbray Limited of which Daniel is a director. Daniel is an associate member of the Chartered Global Management Accountants. As a qualified accountant he fully understands the importance of confidentiality, professionalism and integrity - key factors that are required when approaching the sale or purchase of a practice. Daniel's career has seen him working for a variety of VC and private equity backed businesses. In 2014 he left the corporate world, to run the Accounting Practice Exchange site and to spend more time with his wife and young family.
2. Read about our website here:
Please click on either of the images below to read more about us on the Accounting Web and Accounting Today websites.
> Accounting Web article
> Accounting Today article
3. Are you a broker?
No we are not a broker and cannot help you broker or act as an intermediary in the sale of your business. Our website simply offers a 'classified advertising service'. Sellers looking to market the sale of their practice can do so by placing a listing on the site with advertising rates starting at $199.
Unlike other 'general all purpose' business for sale websites we are dedicated exclusively to the accounting, tax and CPA practice markets.
4. Are you independent / are you connected to brokers or other advertisers in any way?
We are an independently owned, UK based company. Visitors from time to time contact us seeking clarification as to who owns and runs the Accounting Practice Exchange website. We understand your concern, and with that in mind we are happy to provide complete clarity as well as offer you to opportunity to call us confidentially and directly in to discuss any concerns that you may have.
As you will see when you browse the site, we accept banner advertising from third party businesses, financial institutions and brokers. However that is the extent of the relationship. We are completely independent and are not owned or connected with third party advertisers or brokers in any other way.
Daniel Crowley, the managing director of De Mowbray Limited is an Associate Member of the Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA) and can be contacted directly should you seek further clarification about this matter.
He can be contacted on the mobile number below bewtween 9am and 5m GMT Monday to Friday: Please remember we are UK based and are in the GMT tome zone! The current GMT time can be found here. (Please no sales calls).
Alternatively, if you would like Daniel to give you a call please send him a message with your telephone number. You can contact him via our contact page here.
5. How many visitors does the Accounting Practice Exchange receive?
We currently receive approximately 30,000 unique visitors every year, most of whom find us through Google or through carefully places advertisements in various CPA and tax publications. We also have a large following on our Facebook and Twitter pages and all sales listings placed on our site are also displayed on these platforms.
5. Is the site secure?
The site is monitored 24/7 by Sucuri a global leader in website security. More information on Sucuri can be found here.
6. How confidential is the site?
7. Where are you based?
Although the Accounting Practice Exchange is a US facing website we are actually based and incorporated in the UK. With 30,000 US visitors annually and growing, our actual physical location has little impact on your use of the site or your ability to market the sale of your practice on it. If anything we actually view our physical location as a key strength in maintaining impartiality and ensuring our users confidentiality.
8. How can we get in touch with you?
Please don't hesitate to call Daniel Crowley at the Accounting Practice Exchange (see point 3 above for his contact number - no sales calls please, GMT 9am-5pm Monday to Friday). Alternatively drop him a message via via the sites contact form here.
9. What opportunities are there to advertise on your website?
Website advertising revenue accounts for the majority of our revenue and we have a number of opportunities available to advertisers interested in reaching the 30,000+ visitors we receive a year. We have advertising packages suitable to all budget levels. If you are a professional services firm or financial institution interested in connecting with our audience then please get in contact with us to request an advertising pack.
10. I'm a professional services firm or financial institution and would like to appear on the Accounting Practice Exchange?
Please get in contact with us and we can provide you with further information. A number of businesses successfully use the Accounting Practice Exchange to get their brand in front of our sites visitors.
11. What has the trade press got to say about the Accounting Practice Exchange?
Read what the accounting trade press are saying about the Accounting Practice Exchange. Please click on the links above in point 2 for more information.