Recruitment Agency Accountancy PSL Information Pack

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If you are a recruiter have any question about compliancy or would like any further information about SJD Accountancy call Sophie Lewis - Recruitment Liaison Manager on 01442 275789 or email: nikki.hanlon@sjdaccountancy.com.

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MSC, Debt Transfer, AWR... It has never been more important to recommend a compliant firm of accountants.

As the UK’s largest accountants to limited company contractors and freelancers there is nothing more important to us than compliancy, service and the protection of both Contractor and Recruiter.

Beware of phoney and meaningless awards and accreditations!
Often it isn’t easy as a recruiter to know whether the logo, award, accreditation or even audit means anything when it comes to reviewing a PSL response, we all know marketing blurb can be very compelling. So it is therefore comforting to know that the information below confirms via authoritative third party references such as KPMG that SJD Accountancy is fully compliant with all MSC legislation and is recognised as an industry expert for IR35.

It is also good to know that no other firm of accountants in our industry has won more genuine awards for customer service and accounting excellence including awards from the Institute of Customer Service and Accountancy Age.

Find below our credentials which has helped SJD Accountancy to be placed on hundreds of recruitment agencies PSL’s:

KPMG - MSC Compliancy Audit
SJD Accountancy is the only UK accountancy firm that has completed a KPMG MSC Compliance Audit and found to be fully compliant, visit this page to read more: MSC Compliant.

IPSE Accredited Accountants
SJD has been an Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) ‘Accredited Accountant’ since the scheme began. Additionally, SJD has more accredited IPSE accountants than any other firm. Also with offices in all major UK cities, we are the only truly national IPSE Accredited Accountant member.

Regular Tax and Accounting Services
SJD Accountancy has never operated as an MSC company. SJD provides what HM Revenue and Customs define as ‘regular accountancy services’ and only provide services that a firm of accountants and tax advisors should offer.

SJD does not have access to its client’s bank accounts, we are never shareholders or directors of our clients companies nor do we get involved in managing their businesses. We do this for the protection of our clients and recruiters.

Qualified Accountants
We take our commitment to clients and industry standards very seriously which is why SJD has more qualified accountants than any other firm in our market. Our accountants cover the following qualifications: ATT, AAT, CTA, ACCA, CA, ACA and FCCA. All accountants are employed by SJD and we do not outsource or use third parties.

IR35 Experts
As the UK’s largest accountants we review thousands of contracts per year for IR35 compliancy and have never had a review overturned by HM Revenue and Customs.

Accreditations and Professional Memberships
SJD has won more awards for ‘Accounting Excellence’ and ‘Customer Service’ than any other specialist accountancy for contractors and freelancers. Our awards include:

  • Best Contractor Accountants - Contractor UK winners seven years running, 2007 - 2016
  • The British Accountancy Awards ‘Accountant of the Year’ winners in 2011, finalists in 2013 and highly commended in 2012.
  • Best Professional Team of the Year - UK Customer Experience Award 2011
  • Customer Commitment Award - Institute of Customer Service 2011
  • National Chamber of Commerce Award 2010
  • Medium firm of the Year - Finalist Accountancy Age 2010
  • Excellence in Customer Service - Finalists National Customer Service Awards 2009
  • Sunday Times Best Small Companies - Award 2009 - 2007
  • Winners of the Accountancy Age Awards for Excellence in 2007 and 2004, finalists in all years from 2003 to 2010.
  • Deemed IPSE accredited accountants and fully MSC compliant

SJD have also been finalists in the 'Orange National Business Awards' and the 'National Customer Service Awards'.

Professional memberships

  • SJD’s accountants cover the following qualifications: ATII, ATT, AAT, ACCA, CA, ACA, FCCA, and ACMA.
  • SJD Accountancy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).
  • SJD Accountancy is the only truly national PCG Accredited Accountant and we have more accredited PCG accountants than any other firm.

Pricing and Service Guarantees
SJD Accountancy offers a fully inclusive fixed fee accountancy services available starting from £120 plus VAT per month. Check our packages for more detail. This includes everything for both personal and company taxation for a single person limited company, which includes:

  • Year-end accounts*
  • Corporation tax
  • Payroll bureau
  • Dividend administration
  • Dealing with HM Revenue and Customs and Companies House
  • Quarterly VAT Calculations 
  • Support with Annual Returns
  • Personal Taxation
  • Access to your own dedicated accountant* for all help and advice
  • Free bookkeeping software

Service to Clients
SJD is the only national contractor accountants with offices across the UK, we are the only firm in our market to provide:

  • Unlimited face to face meetings - Tax is complicated which is why we offer everyone unlimited face to face meetings across the UK.
  • All clients receive their own dedicated accountant* - No call centres, no outsourcing, no automated call handling. Simply telephone, email or meet your own dedicated accountant* face to face.
  • Unlimited meetings, telephone and email support - Due to our nationwide network of offices clients can meet, call or email their accountant. 
  • Money back service guarantee - All telephone calls and emails are answered the same day or we will make a full refund of that months fee.

If you are a recruiter have any question about compliancy or would like any further information/advice about SJD Accountancy call Sophie Lewis - Recruitment Liaison Manager on 01442 275789 or email: nikki.hanlon@sjdaccountancy.com.

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SJD Accountancy are the UK's largest specialist provider of fixed fee, Limited company accountancy services to contractors; we've been acting for contractors across the UK since 1992 and have more than 15,000 clients.

We are the only national specialist firm of contractor accountants with offices nationwide. SJD Accountancy has more qualified staff than any other firm in our market with qualifications from the following major tax and accountancy bodies - ATT, AAT, CTA, ACCA, CA, ACA and FCCA.

  • Unlimited face to face meetings. This is a unique service only SJD Accountancy offers - unlimited face to face meetings across the UK - tax is complicated and sometimes only a meeting will do.
  • UK's Largest contractor accountants with more qualified staff. No call centres, no outsourcing, no automated call handling. Simply telephone, email or meet your own dedicated accountant face to face.
  • Money back service guarantee. All your Emails received by 4pm on any normal working day will be answered the same day. Should it be necessary to leave a telephone message it will be answered same day/following day latest or we will make a full refund of that months fee.
  • Outstanding reputation. We have won more awards for customer service and accountancy excellence than any other firm in our market, including: Best Accountant for Contractors, Accountant of the Year and Best Professional Service Team to name just a few.
  • All inclusive low cost fixed fee accountancy package which includes completion of accounts*, payroll bureau, dividends and corporation tax computations, personal taxation, free bookkeeping software, your own dedicated accountant* and all company returns for a fixed fee starting from £120 plus VAT per month. Check our packages for more detail.

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please call our new client services helpdesk on 01442 275789 or email: janice@sjdaccountancy.com. Our new client services helpdesk is open Monday to Friday (8am to 6pm).

Appoint SJD Accountancy and never worry about your tax or accountancy affairs again.

Form your own Limited company with SJD - our same day online company formation service includes company bank account set up, VAT/PAYE registration and advice on optimum share structure. 

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*If you would like us to complete your company year end accounts we simply ask that you have been a client of SJD for one year or have made 12 monthly payments. All accountants are part or fully qualified.