Best Contractor Accountants in the UK

From only £75 per month, with 50% off for first 3 months!

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Eliminate your admin, stress and concerns as a contractor

Get 50% off for your first 3 months*

You may not know exactly what support you need when starting a business. We simplify the process by providing you with an accountant, London business address, free company incorporation and a range of partner offers.

  • Free company incorporation
  • Business insurance included**
  • London business address
  • Business mail handling
  • Free accounting consultation
  • Business banking offers
  • Mobile accounting software
  • 250+ free guides
*50% off on our start, operate and grow packages
**insurance included in Grow package - explore our pricing
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You don't need to worry about all your HMRC filing - we've got you covered

Prices start from £35/mo + VAT

You'll get access to a dedicated accountant who can help with all your personal and company tax registration and filing.

  • Financial statements
  • Self assessment tax returns
  • Confirmation statements
  • Company closure
  • VAT returns
  • Monthly payroll
  • Company dormancy
  • Umbrella company Coming Soon
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Sole Trader
Limited Company
Sole Trader
Ltd Company
Ltd Company
Lots Company
Monthly fee + VAT
Unlimited bookable support
Monthly updates
WhatsApp support
Company Registration
Company Registration
Accounting Services
Dedicated personal accountant
FreeAgent accounting software
Mobile accounting app
Automatic bank feeds
Unlimited invoices
Smart reconciliation rules
Corporation tax return
Annual accounts
Payroll for 1 director
Payroll for 2 directors
VAT registration
VAT return checking & filling
VAT Direct Debit setup
Confirmation statement
Bookkeeping review
Personal Tax
Self assessment tax return for 1 director
Self assessment tax return for 2 directors
Pro-active services
Quarterly health checks
Annual pro-active reviews
Business Insurance
£1M Professional Indemnity Cover
Virtual Office & Business Address
Work & meet in our cafe
Registered company address
Mail handling service
Digital mail forwarding
Partner Services
Partner consultation
£50 with Tide Business Bank Account
Free Revolut Business Bank Account

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after sign up?

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You can book a consultation with your accountant who can walk through everything you'll need to register or switch your company accounting. Through your dashboard you can register your new business, add key details we'll need to authorize your account and see your key company accounting details.

What accounting support do I get?

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You get unlimited access to a personal accountant - your single point of contact for everything. You get FreeAgent accounting software to easily send invoices, record expenses and mileage, reconcile transactions and track your tax due. We make sure you file everything on time and help optimize your tax.

How does your registered address work?

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With our operate package, you can use our address as your company address. We'll scan and send you copies of your company mail and you can also use our Central London business address on your website and Google My Business listings. Meeting rooms are available to book at our office too.

How do I switch accountants?

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We understand switching accountants can be a stressful process, that's why we're here to help.

We know your upmost focus goes towards your business that's why we take care of the handover process for you. Yes, all of it.
All you have to do is get is reach out to your previous accountant to provide your information so we can carry out our process with HMRC.

Are you a contractor looking for reliable and affordable contractor accounting services? Look no further! GoForma is here to provide top-notch contractor accountancy services tailored to your unique needs. Our team of experienced contractor accountants specializes in assisting contractors with their financial management, ensuring compliance, and maximizing tax savings. With our expertise, you can focus on what you do best while we care for your contractor accounting needs.

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How Contractors Can Benefit from Having an Accountant

Contractors can greatly benefit from having a dedicated accountant by their side. Here are some advantages of hiring a professional contractor accountant:

  1. Time-Saving: As a contractor, your time is valuable. By outsourcing your accounting tasks to a professional, you can focus on your core business activities and leave the tax affairs to experts. This allows you to be more productive and efficient in your work.
  2. Expert Financial Advice: A good contractor accountant can provide valuable financial guidance tailored to your needs. They can help you make informed business decisions, manage cash flow effectively, and identify opportunities for growth and expansion.
  3. Tax Planning and Optimization: Contractors often face complex tax situations. An accountant specializing in contractor accounting can help you navigate the complexity of tax filing, ensuring you meet all your tax obligations while maximizing your tax savings.
  4. Reduced Stress: Managing your own accounts can be stressful and time-consuming. By entrusting your accounting tasks to a professional, you can lessen the burden and enjoy peace of mind, knowing that your financial accounts are in expert hands.

What Expenses Can Contractors Claim?

As a contractor, you can claim various expenses for your business activities. Here are some common expenses that contractors can claim:

  • Office rent and utilities
  • Travel and accommodation expenses
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Equipment and tools necessary for your work
  • Training and professional development costs
  • Marketing and advertising expenses
  • Business-related subscriptions and memberships
  • Mileage and vehicle expenses
  • Pension contributions

Keeping detailed records and receipts is essential to claim your business expenses. A contractor accountant can help ensure that you make accurate and allowable expense claims, minimizing the risk of errors.

Why Choose GoForma for Contractor Accounting Services?

At GoForma, we understand the specific challenges faced by contractors in managing their finances. Here's why you should choose us for your contractor accounting needs:

  1. Expertise in Contractor Accounting: Our team comprises the best accountants with qualifications, extensive experience working with contractors across various industries and accreditations from trusted professional bodies such as the aat, icpa and acca. We are well-versed in the specific accounting requirements and tax regulations that affect contractors, ensuring accurate and efficient financial management.
  2. Tailored Solutions: Each contractor has unique financial needs. We provide personalized contractor accountancy services to meet your individual requirements.
  3. Tax Efficiency: We specialize in maximizing tax savings for contractors. Our accountants stay updated with the latest tax laws and regulations, ensuring you take advantage of all allowable deductions and credits.
  4. Compliance and Peace of Mind: We understand the importance of compliance in contractor accounting. Our dedicated team ensures that your financial records are accurate, up-to-date, and compliant with HMRC, giving you peace of mind and minimizing the risk of penalties or audits.
  5. Dedicated Accountant: At GoForma, we provide the personalized attention you deserve. When you choose our contractor accounting services, you get your own dedicated accountant who understands your specific needs and provides tailored solutions. This ensures unlimited support, expert advice, and quick answer to your queries.
  6. FreeAgent - Best Accounting Software: We have partnered with FreeAgent, one of the best accounting software platforms used by numerous small businesses worldwide, to streamline and optimize your accounting processes and leverage accuracy, efficiency, and real-time access to your financial accounts.
  7. Affordable Pricing and Professionalism: We offer transparent and competitive pricing packages for our contractor accounting services. With GoForma, you can benefit from professional accounting services at affordable rates without hidden costs, maximising your tax efficiency.

What Does Our Accountancy for Contractors Service Include?

At GoForma, our comprehensive accountancy services for contractors cover various financial management needs. Here's what our services include:

Bookkeeping and Accounting:

We handle all your bookkeeping tasks, ensuring your financial records are accurate and up-to-date. Our accountants provide detailed financial statements, profit and loss reports, and balance sheets, giving you a clear overview of your business's financial health.

Tax Planning and Filing:

We handle your tax compliance obligations, including preparing and filing self-assessment tax returns. Our team stays updated with the latest tax laws and regulations to ensure you are fully compliant. We also provide proactive tax planning advice to help you optimize your tax position.

Payroll Services:

If you have employees, we offer efficient payroll services, handling all aspects of payroll processing, including calculating wages, handling deductions, and submitting RTI returns to HMRC.

VAT Returns:

We assist contractors in managing their Value Added Tax (VAT) obligations. Our team helps you understand VAT regulations, handles VAT registration, and prepares and submits quarterly VAT returns on your behalf. We ensure that your VAT compliance is accurate and timely, minimizing the risk of penalties or issues.

IR35 Compliance:

We assist contractors in understanding and complying with IR35 regulations, including the off-payroll working rules. Our experts can help you assess your status, review contracts, and ensure compliance with IR35 legislation.

Financial Advice and Support:

Our team of experienced accountants is available to provide ongoing financial advice and support. We help you understand your financial reports, analyze your business performance, and make informed decisions to drive growth and profitability.

Contractor Calculator:

Estimate your take-home pay and understand your potential earnings as a contractor, using our Outside IR35 calculator which considers various factors such as contract rate, working hours, and business expenses to estimate your income.

Industries and Professions We Serve for Contractor Accounting

At GoForma, we provide the best accounting services for a wide range of contractors across various industries. We specialize in assisting self-employed contractors, sole traders, freelancers or operating through a limited company. Our services cater to contractors in fields such as:

  1. IT Contractors: Whether you're a software developer, project manager, cybersecurity specialist, or any other IT professional, we have the expertise to handle your accounting needs.
  2. Engineering Contractors: If you work in engineering disciplines such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or any other specialized field, our team can support you with your financial accounts management.
  3. Construction Contractors: From builders and contractors to architects and surveyors, we understand the unique financial requirements of the construction industry and provide tailored accounting services to meet your needs.
  4. Creative Professionals: If you're a freelance designer, photographer, writer, artist, or involved in any creative industry, we can help you manage your finances effectively, allowing you to focus on your artistic pursuits.
  5. Consultants: Whether you offer business consulting, management consulting, HR consulting, or any other consultancy services, we have the knowledge and experience to handle your accounting requirements.
  6. Medical and Healthcare Contractors: If you work as a locum doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, pharmacist, or any other healthcare professional, we can assist you with your contractor accounting needs, ensuring compliance with industry-specific regulations.
  7. Marketing and Advertising Contractors: If you're a freelance marketer, social media manager, copywriter, or involved in the advertising industry, our accounting services are tailored to meet the unique needs of your field.

These are just a few examples of the contractors we help with their accounting needs. Regardless of your industry or profession, we understand your contracting business and have the expertise and knowledge to provide you with top-notch contractor accountancy services.

Switching Contractor Accountants Made Easy

The process should be seamless and hassle-free if you're considering switching contractor accountants. At GoForma, we make accountancy switching smooth and efficient. Our experienced team will handle the entire transfer process, ensuring your records are accurately migrated, and any outstanding matters are promptly addressed. We strive to make switching contractor accountants a positive experience for you and your business.

Choose the Best Contractor Accountants UK - GoForma

When it comes to finding the best contractor accountants in the UK, GoForma is the perfect choice. Our exceptional services, proven expertise, and dedication to client satisfaction set us apart as the right contractor accountant for your business. But don't just take our word for it – check out our outstanding Google and Trustpilot reviews to see why our clients trust us as their go-to accounting partner. Experience the difference of working with a good accountant who understands the unique needs of contractors. Take the first step towards financial success by choosing GoForma as your trusted contractor accountant today.

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Five stars for the great staff at Goforma. They provide a very professional, informative and friendly service. I would highly recommend this company.
Mar 20, 2023
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Super on top of things

Super on top of things, quick responses and regular check ups to see how things are going and can be helped. I had this as a recommendation but incredibly happy.
Jan 20, 2023
Tom Kaye
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Solid experience all round

Solid experience all round\n\nI've run 2 businesses before so I'm fairly familiar with what an accountant should do, but this time I was a solo-preneur and so my usual accountant was too much for my revenue. I decided to risk it and check them out. Have been happy with everything. The freeagent software is good and does most of the work, but if I do have a question I can send an email or book a call and then we run through things together.\n\nMy particular business is not very complex so it's perfect for me and if I do hire a few more people I can see that most of the services scale out well.
Nov 26, 2022
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Fernbrook Consulting Engineers

The team at GoForma are very responsive and nothing ever seems like too much trouble for the team. Jawad and Jordan are very knowledgeable, and the filings are always accurate and prepared well in advance of submission deadlines. Highly recommended.
Jul 19, 2023
Sonam Singh
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It was a nice and easy onboarding…

It was a nice and easy onboarding process. Also the accountants were helpful if you had any questions.
Jul 19, 2023
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Informative, accurate and fast

I’ve been using goforma since the start of the year super helpful. Always someone on hand to answer queries. They also use an app to upload receipts it keeps everything tidy. The responses from them are informative, accurate and fast. Extremely happy with them.
Jul 14, 2023
Fujuan Hu
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Easy to Access

The sign-up process is straightforward, and all of the staff members are extremely friendly. The welcome meeting with the accountant was delightful.
Sep 9, 2023
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Excellent experience with Goforma

Excellent experience with Goforma. Jordan has been very professional and very patient with me. He has great knowledge and always ready to help. It can be quite stressful at the beginning when starting a new company, but they definitely helped me to make it easy. I’m very glad that I found them, it is great to work with them. I cannot recommend them enough. They are the best!
Jul 23, 2023
Dominika Wrobel
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My experience with GoForma has been fab!

My experience with GoForma has been really great. I did a lot of research before committing to an accountant and wanted someone that specialises in IT contracting that offers mailing & address services. Prompt replies on any questions I have and timely filing of VAT etc. Highly recommend!
Jul 19, 2023
Ruxandra Gheordunescu
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Absolute pros! Very approachable, knowledgable

Absolute pros! Very approachable, knowledgable and kind people, I highly recommend them!
Mar 28, 2023
Ryan Glaser
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Highest level of service with results that meet and go beyond my expectation

I highly recommend GoForma because of they have produced the highest level of service with results that meet and go beyond my expectations. I wanted a simple way to acquire and consolidate the admin and different services my business needed. Jordan Macey - Head of Accounting ensured I was 100% satisfied through every step of the process, coming on board at exactly the right time to oversee my specific business architecture with super efficiently in the most helpful and professional way. Jordan's adaptability and insight added value immediately to my overall business strategy while reducing overall costs. More benefits are still to come and I look forward to working with GoForma. I feel confident I have gained a trusted highly qualified accredited partner. I am now a full customer using the mid-tier package.
Mar 8, 2023
Antonio Mercurio
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Onboarding process very quick and efficient!

Excellent and Swift service! Onboarding process very quick and efficient! If you have problems the team is there to solve them as quickly as possible! A great experience and service!
Feb 9, 2023
Kate Scodellaro
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I switched from a larger provided to Go Forma and am so glad I did

I switched from a larger provided to Go Forma and am so glad I did. Responsive, thorough and always willing to help.
Jan 18, 2023
Giancarlo Erra
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My only regret is that I didn't move before!

I founded my company and did first year of accounting with a larger provider, that was cheaper and using their own accountancy software and not FreeAgent, and it's been a disaster. Not real interaction or customer care, and their software was a nightmare. I found about GoForma, their more 1-1 customer oriented approach, and FreeAgent that I found immediately much easier to use, and my only regret is that I didn't move before! Very welcoming, patient explaining everything, it just feels like they care. FreeAgent is amazing. Very happy to be with GoForma now that my company is starting gearing up.
Dec 4, 2022
Mariam Aarab
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I recommend it to all UK companies

Really good service and Jawad is a great accountant The freeAgent software is fantastic I recommend it to all UK companies
Jun 1, 2022
Nick Clarke
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I will definitely be choosing goforma going forward!

I had a consultation with Jawad from goforma for a self assessment and registration! He was super helpful and knew exactly what he needed to do! I will definitely be choosing goforma going forward! Thank you!
Apr 28, 2022
Matthew Byers
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Readily available advice and support has been exactly what I needed

I am coming to the end of my first year running a limited company and this kind of hassle-free accountancy experience and readily available advice and support has been exactly what I needed.
Mar 16, 2022
Julio Rodas
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Super simple and easy to work with GoForma

What a great service, super simple and easy to work with GoForma, if I could give more than 5 stars I would. They registered my company fast and without any problems.
Oct 1, 2021

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