Accountants for Consultants

Working as a consultant? Be it in IT, HR, management, or anything else, your ability to advise and shape your client's strategic goals really sets you apart. They come to you for your unique insight and experience, helping them become more productive and better businesses.

How to work as a consultant

As a consultant, you are used to communicating with a number of clients, offering them bespoke advice. But it’s not all diversity policies and cyber security strategies, unfortunately, you have to look after your accounts too. As a freelancer, you're responsible for keeping track of your payroll, corporation tax return, and personal tax return. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. SJD can take this burden away from you, letting you concentrate on giving a first-class experience to your clients.

Why should consultants appoint an accountant?

In a nutshell, it saves you time and, as a consultant, time is of the essence. You’re regularly juggling a number of clients' different needs and expectations, whilst simultaneously getting to understand the nitty-gritty of the workplace culture(s). Do you really want to add doing your accounts to that list?

In addition, what price would you put on your time? For example, if you’re charging £100 per hour as a consultant, but it takes you 10 hours a month to do your accounts, then you’re in effect costing yourself £1000 per month - if you were to put a value on your time. Considering that our packages start at £40 per month, the cost of hiring an accountant could make more sense.

Accountancy services for consultants

Depending on how you structure your business - or pay yourself - there are a number of different accountancy services for consultants. This includes annual accounts, corporation tax returns, personal tax returns and payroll.

Accountancy packages

The majority of consultants structure their business as a limited company. Now, we have a number of different packages available to limited company directors: Light, Essential and Essential Pro.

As some consultants are experienced in bookkeeping and would often side towards keeping their costs down, those consultants opt for our Light package. However, if you want to spend less time accounting and more on consulting, our Essential Pro package might be the one for you.

As with anything not one size fits all. There are a number of different options available to you, speak with a member of our team who can give you expert advice tailored to your circumstances.

Light

£80

+ VAT/mo

£40

+ VAT/mo

Experienced contractors looking to hand off HMRC responsibility in favour of running their business.

What's included:

 

Unlimited support from expert accountants

 

Year-end account and Corporation Tax submissions

 

Personal self-assessment tax return

 

Tax-efficient salary advice and payroll management

 

FreeAgent software to manage your business anywhere


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Essential

£120

+ VAT/mo

£60

+ VAT/mo

A more personalised experience, with FreeAgent included allowing you to run your business anywhere.

What's included:

 

Unlimited support from a personal accountant, who understands your business

 

Year-end account and Corporation Tax submissions

 

Personal self-assessment tax return

 

Tax-efficient salary advice and payroll management

 

FreeAgent software to manage your business anywhere

 

Making Tax Digital compliant with quarterly VAT submissions

 

FREE business banking set up with Metro Bank, if needed


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Dedicated support

Having deep knowledge of what it's like to be self-employed, your accountant will provide you with dedicated support and allow you to focus on creating the best work for your clients.

Access to state-of-the-art accounting software

Taking advantage of leading accounting software, FreeAgent, makes it easier for you to manage your accounts.

Find out more about our offering for consultants

Interested in learning more? We have bags of experience in helping consultants with their accounting needs. You can request a callback if you'd like to learn more.

Call us

Call our best advice team on 01925 597 051.

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  • Saturday (10am to 4pm)

Existing client?

If you're already a client of ours, you can speak to your dedicated accountant directly.

Alternatively, call us on 01442 353 466.

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