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Accountant: What to look for ?

If you are a contractor and decide to work through your own Limited Company, choosing the right accountant is essential. The right accountant can help your company meet all of its legal obligations and legally reduce your tax.

Our highly trained teams provide a first rate service. You can benefit from free, unlimited expert advice from professionals dedicated to helping you maximise your pay.

Whether you choose to go for a limited company or umbrella company for your payroll and accounting solution, we'll ensure you are supported through each step.

We suggest that you look for an experienced contractor accountant. They can help you set up your limited company, liaise with the tax authorities and handle the administration hassle for you. Most specialist accountants will also inform you of the latest changes in legislation, such as IR35 and any other responsibilities you will have as the director of your own limited company. 

Checklist for new providers:

Make sure you ask the following questions when speaking to a new accountant:

  • Are they specialists in the contractor and freelancer sector?
  • Do they charge a set up cost or close down fee?
  • Is there a tie-in period?
  • Do they offer a fixed fee that is based on your requirements?
  • What kind of administrative support do they provide?
  • Are you paying to use the accountant’s software package or will you receive a full package support from real people?
  • Do they have an online portal?
  • Do they offer any additional services, for example completing your personal tax return?


Churchill Knight provides contractors and freelancers with specialist, tailored accountancy services since 1998. Whatever industry you work in, and no matter how much you earn, we're sure we can help you save time and money

All of our contractor accounting services will offer:

  • Fast set up
  • No upfront set up costs
  • No minimum contract period - the freedom to stay for as little or long as you wish
  • Free expense handling and specialist advice from real people in the UK
  • Minimum hassle - submit your expenses and timesheets, and we do the rest
  • Use of a client web portal for easy submission of expenses, time sheets 
  • Specialist advice dedicated to contractors

Get in touch and our specialist consultants will identify which business set-up will provide you with the highest take home pay. Churchill Knight was established in 1998 and has been engaged by several thousand freelancers and contractors during that time. Our experience will enable you to find the most suitable business set-up. All you need to do is tell us what your circumstances are and what you're looking to achieve.

For more information, give our specialist consultants a call on  01707 871 610 or email enquiry@churchill-knight.co.uk . Alternatively you can either request a call back or a calculation below. 

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