SJD deemed IPSE Accredited Accountants

SJD Accountancy, the UK's largest accountants to contractors and freelancers, were one of the first national accountancy firms in the UK to be deemed IPSE Accredited Accountants via their office in Hemel Hempstead. Since this point many of their UK offices have met the scheme standard.

The award is a testament of SJD’s outstanding specialist knowledge and experience of working with contractors. 

Being deemed IPSE Accredited is intended to help members of IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed), to choose their accountant by identifying and promoting those who have been given additional and specialist training in freelance-specific issues, and have undertaken and passed an exacting training and assessment programme. 

To qualify for the scheme, SJD met strict entry criteria and a rigorous application process that included intensive training on: IR35 (intermediaries legislation), S660A (settlements legislation), client services and volunteered to be subjected to an annual assessment, including feedback from PCG members. 

Simon Dolan, Managing Director of SJD Accountancy, said, “We are very proud of this achievement. The IPSE Accredited Accountants certificate is very important and builds on our reputation as the tax advice and accountancy firm with the most experience in providing specialised services to contractors and freelancers in the UK. In particular, the accreditation highlights the quality and flexibility of the service that we offer.” 

The accredited accountant scheme was developed in response to IPSE's (previously PCG) 2005 Annual Membership Survey which identified the fact that members wanted a scheme whereby IPSE would identify and promote accountants that had received additional training on contractor-specific tax and accounting issues, and had a good understanding of how freelance businesses operate. 

IPSE estimates that the are 1.4 million freelancers in the UK contributing some £82 billion to the GDP. This growing trend towards flexible working is likely to increase the demand for specialist accountants trained to handle issues that specifically affect freelance consultants and contractors, such as IR35, contract reviews, S660A and PAYE.

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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.

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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.