Accountants for Freelancers

Why work freelance?

In recent years, with the development in remote working technology and in the use of the Internet, it is now far easier to work ‘virtually’ for a number of different clients than it would have been even five years ago. If you are considering becoming a freelancer then this section dedicated to freelancers will provide you with all the information you will need to make an informed decision.

There are many reasons why people choose to work freelance. As a freelancer you have the option to take on as many clients, and as many projects as you like – with total flexibility in your business structure. All manner of freelance business types have sprung up over the last few years, from the more traditional domains of freelance writing, journalism or photography to the more recent freelance sales and marketing staff, web developers, project managers, administration services providers and so on.

As well as being able to work very flexibly, freelancers also have the ability to command much higher hourly rates of pay than permanent employees – especially if they are prepared to pout in the extra hours. But this is not unreasonable, bearing in mind the lack of holiday and sick pay, and the other additional benefits which are lost when moving from permanent employment to freelance work!

One of the key challenges when deciding to go freelance is to decide on your business model. The two obvious options are sole trader or limited company – and there are pros and cons to each. 

If you are thinking of freelancing through your own limited company, please read our new straightforward guide on How to Freelance through your own Limited Company. You'll be surprised how little time it takes and just how easy it is.

If you do choose to set up a limited company, SJD Accountancy can give you with a wealth of information and advice – as well as providing our low cost fixed-fee accountancy service which has been especially developed for freelancers and contractors.

Click on the links below to read our more detailed guides:

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please call our New Business Team on 01442 275789 or email

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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.
  • Our Customer Promise. Respond to any question sent to your accountant or any dedicated department within 24 hours.  If we need more time, we will update you as soon as we can and we promise to keep you informed of the progress we are making in answering your question.
  • 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 business team on 01442 275789 or email: Our new business team is open Monday to Thursday (8am to 8pm), Friday (8am to 7pm) and Saturday (10am to 4pm)

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. 

You may also find the following pages, guides and case studies useful:

*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.