There is a big difference between an "accountant" and a "chartered accountant". Technically, and rather amazingly, anyone can call themselves an accountant regardless of what licensing or education they have. A "chartered" accountant however must be a current member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of either England & Wales, or Scotland, or Ireland. These organisations will only allow membership after a series of examinations have been passed and after the applicant has achieved the required amount of working experience to meet the criteria for membership. Essentially, when you choose a chartered accountant, you have the reassurance that you will be working with an accountant with a high baseline of experience and certification, and who will be able to help you determine the best course of action whatever your financial situation and needs. So, choose a chartered accountant like Frost & Company, for the assurance that your financial matters will be handled correctly and competently.