Information on our general fee structure

SAREG is a group of fully qualified chartered accountants and as such our fee structure is based on our experience and our expert’s qualifications or competencies.  We have many local clients and it is good to be able to meet face-to-face to discuss requirements, as well as for the end-of-year meeting to go through your accounts.  As we have offices across the Haute-Savoie, including one that is half an hour from Geneva, we are accessible to much of the French Alps and surrounding regions.  However, for anything related to the furnished rental activities, both self-catered and catered, we are able to look after clients all across the country and can deal with your accounts and tax returns remotely.

We do prefer to arrange meetings in one of our offices for an initial consultation related to setting up in business, as this type of consultation is so much more efficient than by telephone.  However, as indicated above, we can provide initial consultations by phone for any type of furnished rental activity.  We charge an initial consultation fee, which is generally in the region of 150-200 Euros + VAT for the first discussions related to any project but this fee could be higher if further research and/or advice is requested after an initial consultation. The initial consultation time is taken into account in the annual service where it leads to setting up a profit and loss business of some kind.

In general, our charges are calculated on an hourly rate basis and therefore depend on who is dealing with the client file. The fees range from around 40 Euros per hour for an accounts clerk to 150 Euros per hour for a chartered accountant, with intermediary fees of 85-100 Euros per hour for accountants and specialist non-accountancy matters in English.  It may well be that during a year someone from each of these fee levels will work on the same file and this is why it is not easy to give a fixed quote in advance.  However, generally our experts can give a guideline figure for annual accountancy fees according to experience – these guidelines are based on time spent preparing the end of year accounts and dealing with tax returns; therefore for any additional queries or assistance with matters outside of the annual accounts, the relevant hourly rate is applied and an additional fee charged if the initial guideline budget were exceeded.