Why Choose Umbrella Accountants?

Specialist accountancy services for contractors and freelancers

Umbrella Accountants are the obvious choice for contractors, freelancers and other small limited company owners who want to maximise their income with simple, low-cost, fixed fee accountancy solutions.

Supported by innovative cloud-based accounting technology and qualified accountants, our contractors get the best help at every stage of their limited company journey.

“Never having been involved in a Limited Company I had no knowledge of the tax system. I was guided through what I needed to do at every step by yourself and Micaela and was very satisfied by both the results and support I received."

Whether you are just starting out in contracting, looking to incorporate after a period of self-employment, or you are unhappy with your current accountant and want to move to better firm – you can be sure that Umbrella Accountants offer the right service package to meet your needs.

Our qualified accountants and technology experts are contractor accountancy specialists. They know that limited company contractors want to get on with running their business. That’s why we try to take on as much of the administrative burden as possible, and leave you to concentrate on what’s important.

You’ll be assigned a team of accounting professionals who will look after all of your financial affairs. They will regularly review your accounts, offer advice on where you can be more tax efficient and let you know about any issues or legislation changes.

If you ever have an issue with your accounts or tax, there’s no need to spend hours on hold to HMRC, your industry-leading client support team will be easy to get in touch with - We speak to the HMRC so you don’t have to.

Our services

Umbrella Accountants have developed competencies in areas that are particularly important to contractors, freelancers and other small limited company owners.

These areas of specialism include limited company incorporations, structuring of shareholdings to unlock tax efficiencies, tax compliance and any statutory returns that need filing.

How we work

Umbrella Accountants, based in Wilmslow but operating nationally, have staff trained in both customer service and accountancy so they can relay complex information in a simple, straightforward way.

We also work with our affiliate partners to offer a range of additional services including banking and insurance products.

Cloud-based accountancy technology


Cloud accountancy solutions like Xero and FreeAgent have made big business accountancy solutions accessible and affordable for everyone. These low-cost technologies are perfect for contractors and other micro businesses, giving you easy to understand data that allows you to monitor your finances with little effort.

As qualified accountants and technology experts, Umbrella Accountants has been recognised as a Platinum Partner with Xero and a Platinum Partner with FreeAgent.

Why choose Umbrella Accountants

  • Contractor, freelancer and small business specialists with more than 4,000 clients
  • Low-cost technology driven accounting solutions
  • Xero Platinum Partners and a FreeAgent Platinum Partner
  • Free company incorporation
  • Unlimited telephone and email support with your dedicated accountancy team
  • Full support packages for new limited company owners. Our formations team will help you every step along the way, whether you're new to accountancy or switching accountants
  • Cloud-based accounting solutions let you manage your account from anywhere
  • Help finding and securing a business bank accounts and a relevant insurance policy
  • Free self assessment with Accounts Max*
  • All-inclusive package with no hidden costs and no surprise bills
  • £200 shopping vouchers when you refer a friend


  • After this company was recommended to me I was contacted by Robert Charlton. Robert emailed me all the necessary documents to setup a limited company and gave good advice over the phone. Excellent first impression which led me to sign up. Martin February 2022

  • Nicola Worthington was amazing BBC reported today that "More than three million people have yet to file their self-assessment tax return just days before [the] deadline of 31 January". Despite the pressure, Nicola Worthington completed my self-assessment tax return quickly and professionally. She was very responsive and promptly answered all of my questions. Fantastic work.Marcus January 2022

  • Professional and reliable company in the 5 years of using their service. Thanks to Nicola Worthington for all your support in submitting my self assessments in a timely and accurate fashion.S Moore December 2021

  • Umbrella have been dealing with my account/tax matters for the last 10 years with an extremely profession approach. I have always received accurate information and helpful advice from Nicola Worthington. I would have no hesitation in recommending Umbrella for all accountancy matters.D Sewell November 2021

  • Nicola has been fantastic - kept me informed and very professional.D Norman November 2021

  • Nicola has been fantastic - kept me informed and very professional.Dale Norman October 2021

  • Very helpfull and prompt. Always came back as promised and provided the necessay information and guidanceM manir October 2021

  • Nicola Worthington has been a credit to Umbrella Accountants. She has always offered considerable professional advise to myself on my accounting and my tax affairs as and when required over the past few years. I would recommend both Nicola and Umbrella Accountancy Services.AC September 2021

  • I started my company in 2016 when I was offerred 6 months contract work. Now sadly I'm closing my company as I've moved back to PAYE work. Nicola Worthington and team have been very helpful with my accounting and tax affairs and has made it as easy as possible for me to understand what I needed to do. All the best AndyAndy September 2021

  • I have been with Umbrella for around 2 years now since they set up my limited company for contracting purposes. I have found their service to be very reliable and really enjoy the ease of using the freeagent service. A special mention also to my accountant Nicola Worthington, whose knowledge and expertise have been so valuable. Along with that, her availability to answer questions at critical times have been really vital for me and my business - thank you.Stephen Roberts September 2021