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    Hello everyone,

    I'm a contractor newbie and am about to start on my first contract next month. Can someone recommend a good accountant in the Preston area? I'm an IT contractor an accountant who has got experience with IT contractors and tax advice around them would be preferred. I know that most people say that you can get an accountant from anyplace in the UK but I'd prefer to see someone local as it means I can meet up with them easily.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speaktofrodo View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'm a contractor newbie and am about to start on my first contract next month. Can someone recommend a good accountant in the Preston area? I'm an IT contractor an accountant who has got experience with IT contractors and tax advice around them would be preferred. I know that most people say that you can get an accountant from anyplace in the UK but I'd prefer to see someone local as it means I can meet up with them easily.

    Thanks in advance.
    Competency and specific experience is far more important than accessibility - and after 20+ years in contracting I've never had to meet any accountant face-to-face....

    Look at the sticky on accountant recommendations and start from there.

    I assume you've read the guides on this site and had a good look through www.ipse.co.uk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by speaktofrodo View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'm a contractor newbie and am about to start on my first contract next month. Can someone recommend a good accountant in the Preston area? I'm an IT contractor an accountant who has got experience with IT contractors and tax advice around them would be preferred. I know that most people say that you can get an accountant from anyplace in the UK but I'd prefer to see someone local as it means I can meet up with them easily.

    Thanks in advance.
    As others said you don't need to meet with your accountant and a local may not have the contracting knowledge.

    List here of contractor accountants:
    https://www.contractoruk.com/directo..._services.html

    and recommendations here:
    https://forums.contractoruk.com/acco...-requests.html

    Good Luck in your first contract!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speaktofrodo View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'm a contractor newbie and am about to start on my first contract next month. Can someone recommend a good accountant in the Preston area? I'm an IT contractor an accountant who has got experience with IT contractors and tax advice around them would be preferred. I know that most people say that you can get an accountant from anyplace in the UK but I'd prefer to see someone local as it means I can meet up with them easily.

    Thanks in advance.
    Meet face to face with your accountant for what reason ?

    Have you read the guilds about tax advice?

    What questions do you have we can answer them here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    Competency and specific experience is far more important than accessibility - and after 20+ years in contracting I've never had to meet any accountant face-to-face....

    Look at the sticky on accountant recommendations and start from there.

    I assume you've read the guides on this site and had a good look through www.ipse.co.uk?
    Thanks for your help. Hadnt heard of IPSE so really good to learn about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saptastic View Post
    As others said you don't need to meet with your accountant and a local may not have the contracting knowledge.

    List here of contractor accountants:
    https://www.contractoruk.com/directo..._services.html

    and recommendations here:
    https://forums.contractoruk.com/acco...-requests.html

    Good Luck in your first contract!
    Thanks for those links. They were very helpful.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your advice, everyone. I've decided to go with a good specialist accountant who might be anywhere in the UK. I guess if thats Ok for everyone here then surely it must not be that necessary to use a local accountant.

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    PM sent. Excellent accountancy firm who are more than familiar with IT contractors. Only 18 miles from you and not those danbro shysters either.

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