One of the most misunderstood things about accountants, is that they are only good at adding up numbers.
This is often seen as having quite funny by accountants, as only a very small part of their role is actually adding up numbers. A lot of what they do relates to knowing the right rules, regulations and procedures in order to make sure your financial statements are correct. If the only skill wasnt adding up, then it wouldnt take so long for accountant to qualify to be able to advise.
If you are thinking about finding an accountant, they really doesnt matter where they are situated, as cloud technology has made the ability to produce financial statements and provide tax advice remotely, significantly easier than before.