How much does an accountant charge ?

I have done the books for my husbands small business and sorted out the tax myself but now due to the need for a loan we need to get an accountant. Husband has been self employed for just 13 months so the first tax was easy as it was only 4 months.How much on average do they charge and do the books have to be up to... show more I have done the books for my husbands small business and sorted out the tax myself but now due to the need for a loan we need to get an accountant. Husband has been self employed for just 13 months so the first tax was easy as it was only 4 months.How much on average do they charge and do the books have to be up to date or can they sift through mountains of receipts?
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