Contractor Accountants

Our unique accounting service for contractors offers end-to-end IR35 support, contract reviews & assessments, and seamless switching between limited company and Umbrella contract roles for one single monthly fee.

Clever Customer Care and Compliance

Clever Accounts has worked hard for nearly 20 years perfecting its accounting service to contractors. Through managing thousands of contractors, we've developed the right combination of customer service and compliance, backed up by fantastic modern software.

Using a combination of providing an award-winning accounting service and help with navigating around IR35 and providing expert contract reviews, the experienced accountants at Clever, are always on hand for you.

This, together with an easy-to-use online accounting app, makes our contractor accounting service stand out from the rest.

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  • Get compliant, accurate advice on IR35 legislation and a peace-of-mind contract reviews.

  • Your dedicated accountant is there for any questions. They'll also complete the day-to-day tasks of VAT, PAYE and tax returns.

  • Send invoices, claim expenses and review your tax liabilities, all within an easy-to-use and always online accounting app.

Why contracting is a great idea!

Contracting is a fantastic opportunity for you to try something different but still do what you're good at. Contracting allows you the freedom of choice, to set your own thresholds, working patterns and potentially your own earning objectives. Whether you run as a sole trader or limited company we can help with your accounting needs.

Contractor accountancy services
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How much could you take home?

Use our take-home pay calculator to work out how much you could take home from your gross earnings.

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Choose the right package for your business

Limited Company

£99.50 + vat per month
We help you with managing your company:-
  • Unlimited accounting support
  • Free company formation
  • Switch between your Limited Company & Umbrella
  • Unlimited advice and support
  • Switch between Limited & Umbrella
  • Tailored dividend and salary calculations
  • 1 x Self assessment tax returns
  • All taxes registered and filed
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Growing Company

£129.50 + vat per month
Even more help in managing you growing limited company:-
  • Everything from the Limited Company package
  • Free company formation
  • Payroll support for up to 10 employees
  • Payroll for up to 10 employees
  • 2 x Self-assessment tax returns
  • Video conferencing available
  • Financial references
  • Includes accountancy health check
  • Explore all features...
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Our clients trust us as their accounting partner

Why join Clever Accounts?

At Clever Accounts, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding services to all our clients.

Accountancy isn’t all about crunching numbers and submitting documents but, just like any other online service, we strive to ensure we fully understand your needs as a customer and we communicate to you in a friendly, clear and concise manner.

No matter your industry and accounting needs, we have an accountant that is experienced to help you run your business and allow you to focus on growing your business.

Service & Software

A perfect match of online accounting software complimenting a fully dedicated, experienced accountant to provide unlimited accounting support and advice.

  • Clever Service

  • Your own dedicated accountant providing unlimited, pro-active support and help.

  • Salary, drawings and dividend planning, tailored for your needs.

  • Year end accounts, tax returns and VAT returns, all completed and submitted.

  • Self-assessment tax return completion for all income sources.

  • Payroll processing for directors and staff.

  • Clever Software

  • Free, market leading online accounting software.

  • Create and send invoices to customers, get paid faster with payment options.

  • Record and capture expenses, or mileage you've incurred and create expense claims.

  • Connect to a large variety of banks via secure Open Banking functionality.

  • Dashboard with tax and salary overview.

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Great partners offering great solutions

When you join us, you'll get immediate access to our selection of hand-picked partners

Business banking

Get £75 cashback when you register for an online bank account with our partner, Tide.

Business phone line

Get a free business telephone number to keep your landline or mobile number private.


Whether you're a contractor or small business, we've got your insurance needs covered.

Legal access

Using our partner Lawbite, get instant access to selected legal documents and access a free legal consultation.

Financial freedom

Whether you need a mortgage, pension or just need some planning advice, our partner CMME gives you that needed support.

Accounting app

Already using other accounting software? No need to move as we support all the major ones, like Freeagent and Coconut.

The Clever Software is great no matter your needs

We understand your time is valuable, so we strive to ensure our modern, software-driven systems provides you a hassle-free, seamless experience with us.

Our online accounting app is easy to use and will be a perfect financial companion for any type of business you have.

Frequently Asked Questions

Feeling unsure? These might help!
How do I sign up?
You can sign up by visiting our sign up page here or you can phone our sales team on 0113 518 8800 and they will get you started over the phone. If you are unsure which package to choose, or have any additional questions, this is a perfect way to discuss your needs.
I'm not sure whether I should start as a sole trader or limited company?
Don’t worry, speak with our experienced sales team and they will be able to guide you through your requirements and offer advice on what might be best for you.

Even after you sign up, your accountant will also be able to advise you on any other tax efficient options and structures.
I have an accountant already?
Switching is easy. When you sign up online or via our sales team, you will be asked which accountancy firm you are currently using. Once you have completed the sign up process and given your approval to speak with them, we’ll take over the process and obtain your working papers.

The process is seamless and you won't normally need to do anything. We'll take over processing your VAT and PAYE returns, where necessary.
Do I need your service?
If you work through a limited company, or individually as a sole trader, you will need to file tax returns each year and pay any tax due, together with ensuring that what you do, is compliant.
Is there a set up fee?
There are no set up fees when you join Clever Accounts. This means you can start enjoying pro-active accountancy support immediately.
Is there a minimum contract?
We don’t impose any minimum contract periods when signing up for accountancy services, which means you can cancel at anytime.

Still have questions?

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