Hi, I'm new to investing and have been buying small packets across various stock just to get my feet wet. I thought automatically reinvesting the dividends would be the wise thing to do but was shocked when I received my accountants bill. They explained that reinvesting adds a lot more complexity to the accounting process and long story short I spent more money paying their bill than I got out of the shares. Is that a fair statement on their behalf, or is my accountant having a lend of me? Admittedly the amounts invested are only small, but you've got to start somewhere. How do I stop the re-investment now if I choose to? Is that controlled by my CHESS sponsor? Your help is appreciated.