International Umbrella

International Umbrella, previously know as SJD International, has the skills and experience to support contractors working abroad ensuring they operate in a compliant and tax efficient way.

Antony EdwardsInternational Umbrella is lead by Antony Edwards, MBA BA MIC - MD of International Umbrella, and is a specialist in the International Contractor and Freelancer market. Antony has a wealth of experience in supporting and working with Contractors, Interim Managers, Engineers and Freelancers choosing to work internationally. 

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Contracting abroad can bring many rewards but it also carries extra responsibilities and challenges with regards to tax and in-country compliance. Few companies offer support to British and non-British contractors working overseas. 

Find below a few reasons why contractors, freelancers, interim managers, engineers and project managers choose International Umbrella:

  • Fast accurate payment of your earnings by BACS to your bank account.
  • Highly knowledgeable dedicated International accountants.
  • Awards winning support.
  • Specialist UK based international Umbrella and Accountancy service support.
  • Highly competitive fees with no hidden costs, no set up or end of contract penalties and no call centre or outsourcing.
  • Expert and speedy liaison with end clients and recruiters on your behalf and only with your permission.
  • Clear and plain English advice on how and when to leave and return to the UK.

We support all contractors working overseas no matter from where they originate or sector they work in. You might find the following guides helpful when Working abroad as a contractor:

If you would like to discuss contracting working abroad or have questions about tax please call 01442 275789 or email:

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SJD Accountancy

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 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.