Accountants for Self Employed Individuals

Being self-employed can bring a huge amount of freedom, allowing you to work from wherever you like, whenever you wish, in whatever capacity suits you and your lifestyle.

This freedom, however, does mean that you are left to deal with your own accounts in a much more significant way than you would be should you be employed by someone else. Generally, when you work for another entity, they organise your payroll and often work on PAYE schemes meaning that you rarely need to lift a finger for all your relevant deductions to be completed each month.

Should you employ an accountant?

Making the life changing leap to become self employed can be extremely scary, and sometimes, can mean you are required to be a business owner and financial expert all in one. This is where an accountant for self-employed individuals come in, Chartered Accountants like ourselves, have years of experience in handling accounts for self-employed and freelance individuals, freeing you up to focus on revenue generation.

Despite some people feeling extremely confident around the concept of taxes, for others, complicated forms, large fines for late submission and understanding multiple codes can seem like a daunting task, and that’s understandable. If you feel a little unsure of how to prepare for, complete and submit your taxes, it could be that hiring an accountant for self-employed tax matters would be beneficial to you. It will relieve stress and save you money in the long run should you make a mistake in your submission.

If you would like some support in planning for your business’ future, then hiring an accountant experienced in business start-ups is often a fantastic option. As well as handing your accounts, having an experienced accountant on side will allow you to make strategic financial decisions that will benefit your future self. This can include anything from employment considerations to your own workload management and pricing.

Starting out as a self-employed individual can be extraordinarily time consuming, and despite your best efforts, at least to start with, you will likely be operating outside your set “working hours” whether this be ordering stock or updating your website. Adding into the equation the management of your accounts can often be unrealistic and upset your work-life balance. Asking for support from accountants experienced with self-employed people, no matter how much or how little, can sometimes make all the difference.

How can we help self-employed individuals?

At Keith Graham, our team of accountants have vast experience in working for self-employed individuals and are able to provide expertise in various areas including, but by no means limited to:

  • Sole trader VAT registration and payments
  • Self-employed tax returns
  • Review and maintenance of expenses and invoices
  • Support in HMRC correspondence
  • Financial planning and strategy advice

As accountants for the self-employed, we understand that everyone has their own expectations and budgets, and that’s why we offer varying service levels, meaning that no matter what stage of development your business is in, we are able to offer a tangible and affordable option.

Why choose Keith Graham?

Whilst we know that there are hundreds of Chartered Accountants who cater for self employed individuals and freelancers, we firmly believe that our knowledge and expertise paired with our exceptional customer service position us perfectly to support anyone, no matter what industry they operate in.

Keith Graham have over 20 years of experience in providing support to self-employed people, and are registered with the world’s most prestigious accounting body (The Institute of Chartered Accountants), meaning should you choose us, you are guaranteed to receive the highest possible level of expert support and guidance.

If you are looking for an accountant for self-employed or freelance reasons, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our dedicated team who will be more than happy to discuss your options with you.


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