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* 


  • Having recently closed my limited company, Umbrella helped throughout the process and provided clear advice. Special mention to Nicola Worthington for answering my questions and sorting out my final returns in a professional and friendly manner.RB 7 October 2020

  • I had great service from Umbrella - particularly Nicola Worthington who calculated and submitted my self-assessment. She was easy to work with, kept me informed and submitted my assessment way before it was due.Dale N 22 Sep 2020

  • Having started my own journey into the interim market, I chose umbrella accountants to take care of the financial matters, not only are they excellent, swift, professional and precise. Nicola goes above and beyond to assist help advise resolve and guide, she has been outstanding! excellent business and team...! Highly rated.Jason 17 Sep 2020

  • I have been with Umbrella for the last 3 years. I had a great experience working with Nicola​ Worthington. She is knowledgeable, professional and very helpful with all round personal and company tax queries, I would highly recommend Umbrella.Simon 15 Sep 2020

  • Over the past 4 years. Umbrella, have acted on my behalf. During these years. I am pleased to report that I never had any issues with the service provided. The staff members are knowledgeable, helpful and polite. If, in the future I required an accountancy service. I would re-engage with Umbrella.D Timperley June 2020

  • recommended. I have been with Umbrella for three years using both their umbrella payroll and their Ltd company accountancy services. I can recommend them to anyone. Excellent, helpful and always friendly.Sean R March 2020

  • Overall experience of dealing with was absolutely fantastic. This was my first time going into contracting and they were there every step of the way. When I had question or queries - they were answered without any delays and someone was always there to assist. The whole online portal they use is very good too. Overall experience was excellent - highly recommended.JS February 2020

  • Efficient, professional and reliable. I have used Umbrella accounting services for over five years both as a PAYE contractor and as a contractor through my limited company. In both instances, I have found Umbrella employees to be helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. They are very reliable especially with payments and paperwork. I totally recommend their services.FC December 2019

  • Very Good level of Service. Always paid on time and any issues/questions were dealt with swiftly.Would recommend Ison September 2019

  • Great efficiency and great turnaround speed of service in doing my accountancy self assessment tax returns that made it quite stress free. Very happy with Micaela's work I would highly recommend Thanks.Teresa January 2019