Stockport: 0161 477 6789 London: 020 3174 1436

Contractor Accountants

Whether your new to contracting or an experienced freelance contractor, your time is valuable and taxes can be very confusing and time-consuming. Warr & Co are experts in helping contractors get the most our of their businesses. Having been specialist contractor accountants since 1994, our team of directors are extremely knowledgeable and able to help you.

We know that many contractors fall into conveyor belt style accounting services with some of the larger UK firms, however we pride ourselves on being different. We have  the ability to create a custom-built package to suit your specific requirements. With Warr & Co you will be treated as an individual, your needs will be closely analysed and your finances improved upon as a result.

We offer our services to all contractors including:

  • IT Consultants
  • Management Consultants
  • Process Engineers
  • Legal Consultants
  • Locums
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Contractor Accounting Services

Rather than offering a conveyor belt service, we look at contractors as individuals each needing a tailored accountancy service. The services we offer include:

  • Company formation
  • Advice on bookkeeping
  • HMRC registrations covering PAYE, VAT and Corporation Tax
  • Advice on tax efficient share structure and remunerations
  • Assistance with VAT and PAYE filing
  • Assistance with financial planning including referrals to IFAs

We currently have two professional consultant account options available depending on how involved you’s like to be;

  1. The first option sees you taking a more hands-on approach, and you can pick and choose which professional services you’d like your accountant to undertake and which you’re happy to undertake yourself.
  2. The second option sees Warr & Co taking over full responsibility for your tax and accounting compliance with our popular Encompass Service.

Both services are supported by our Director led approach and unrivalled personal service levels.

Encompass Accounting Package for Contractors

If you’d be interested in having Warr & Co cater for all of your accounting requirements, you may be interested in our Encompass service. Encompass was developed specifically for the accounting requirements of freelance contractors – for a fixed monthly fee we can take control of all accounting, finance, taxes and VAT requirements so that you can focus on your business – secure in the knowledge that Warr & Co are looking after everything behind the scenes. Click here to see the full list of services offered within Encompass.

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In addition, freelance contractors who opt for the Encompass service have the choice of three approved award winning accounting softwares; QuickBooks, KashFlow or Sage Start. All three are included within the Encompass package at no extra cost. If you opt to use the more customised service option instead of Encompass, your accountant can also provide access to one of our three approved cloud accounting solutions at a reduced cost* (* reduced costs compared to services’ own listed price).

Professional Indemnity Insurance for contractors

Click here for information on Professional Indemnity Insurance for contractors from Warr & Co and our recommended insurance providers, Caunce O’Hara.

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What our clients say...

Contractor accounting is our business and you don’t have to take our word for it. Take a look at our online testimonials, our independent reviews and our director’s credentials on LinkedIn.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your search for a new contractor accountant, we offer out our services throughout the UK from our offices in London and Stockport, near Manchester. Complete the form below to get in touch or call us on:

  • London 0203 174 1436
  • Stockport 0161 477 6789

Warr & Co have been my accountants for a decade and I have unhesitatingly recommended them to many of my friends and colleagues. Not only are the whole team unfailingly fast, efficient and personable, but Tim’s counsel has been sage and his patience endless every time I have needed some advice. –  Simon Hall, How Lovely Ltd

Warr & Co have been my accountants for many years and are always professional and personable, going that extra mile to deliver a service to suit me. I would recommend Warr & Co to anyone needing a top notch accountant/accountancy firm to maximise profits and minimise exposure. –  I. Ranson, Ranson Associates Ltd

Warr & Co are first class contractor accountants who genuinely understand the needs of small consultancies like Yukon Solutions. As well as providing all the expected accountancy services, Warr & Co have supplied excellent ad-hoc advice on matters such as financial planning and regulatory changes.John Williams, Yukon Solutions Ltd

Tim Warr has been my accountant since 1998. I knew of Tim’s expertise from the excellent articles he wrote for Computer Contractor Magazine at that time. He clearly not only knew his stuff but could explain it better than anyone else. When I started a contract in Manchester and was looking for a new accountant, I asked a fellow contractor, who recommended Tim without hesitation. Tim is extraordinarily knowledgeable in his field, and yet at the same time human, approachable and generous with his time. Tim has always returned calls promptly. Through the many emails and phone calls, he has gradually helped me understand the accounting aspects of my business and make more judgements myself. There is a world of difference between a basic accountancy service and access to the someone with Tim’s knowledge and judgement. I highly recommend him and his firm.Michael Harper, Michael Harper Technical Services Ltd

“In 2007 I formed my own IT consultancy and appointed Warr & Co as my company’s accountants. Warr & Co came highly recommended by an IT contractor who I worked with at the time. After appointing Warr & Co, they became responsible for my company accounts and personal tax returns guiding me through procedures which were all new to me. In the first quarter of 2015 I received a letter from HMRC informing me that my company would be subject to an IR35 investigation. My first action was to inform Warr & Co of the investigation and ask for their advice. Warr & Co were first class with their help and advice throughout the whole alarming investigation. They dealt with HMRC allowing me to focus on my customer and encouraged me not to worry too much about the investigation. Following the advice from my specialist contractor accountants the investigation concluded successfully for myself in a period of approximately 6 months. Although I always believed that I was outside of the IR35 ruling, it did not stop me worrying. I believe Warr & Co assisted with HMRC’s decision which deemed me to be low risk and no further action was necessary. Although the investigation lasted a very stressful six months, the whole cost of the investigation was borne by Warr & Co. As they are my appointed accountants for both my company and me the first £5000 pounds of the investigation costs are covered by them. I will always be grateful to them for their help, advice and guidance in resolving this matter quickly and efficiently.”Robert Cass, RS IT Solutions and Design Limited

Enquire About Our Contractor Accounting Services

Warr & Co can provide specialist contractor accounting services across Britain, so whether you’re looking for a contractor accountant in London or anywhere else in the UK, we can help.

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