About Us

The go-to accountant for contractors and freelancers

Are you contracting or freelancing and need an accountant?
We’re the one-stop-shop for contractors and freelancers looking for a 1-to-1 accountant who understands their financial needs

The benefits for you

We deliver cloud accounting and tax advise that’s tailored specifically to your unique requirements as a busy contractor or freelancer.

You pick from a choice of all-inclusive packages that include:

  • Setting up your company
  • Dealing with your accounts and compliance
  • Full bookkeeping and expenses services
  • Tax planning and advice
  • Assistance with any financial issues

And that’s not all.
We go well beyond just ticking the basic accounts boxes.

1-to-1 support

You get your own dedicated accountant who’s at the end of the phone to deliver personalised, 1-to-1 support for you.

FreeAgent software

FreeAgent cloud accounting software included as standard, so you can manager your income and cash flow.

A focus on profit

Streamlining of your business model and financial processes to help reduce costs and bring in more each month.

Business advice

Business advice and strategic guidance on how to grow your company, take on employees, and increase your profits.

Accounting advice to suit any pocket

Want to know more about the benefits we bring to your contract/freelance business?

Find out more about our packages

What makes us different to other accountants?

Bright Ideas Accountancy started in 2015 with the core aim of being the go-to accountant for UK-based contractors and freelancers.

We’d noticed that contractors and freelancers were getting a raw deal from most accountancy firms.

And we decided that the time was right to create a practise that could specialise in helping contractors get more from their finances.

We’d also decided we would be a 100% cloud-based practise, with all the advantages of 24/7 mobile access to our clients’ accounts.

And that’s why you get the benefit of FreeAgent’s online accounting software when you work with us.

We bring you a highly personalised, 1-to1 working relationship and offer more than just the accounting basics.

With FreeAgent as our financial platform, we give you hands-on business advice alongside the reporting and forecasting tools you need to improve your income, plan your tax costs and become more profitable.

Talk to us about what you need

Want to talk to us about your specific requirements as a contractor or freelancer?

Give us a call on 0161 669 4221 or email us at info@biaccountancy.com

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  • After trying two other accountancy firms, which made my start in running a business MORE difficult than it needed to be, I am very pleased with the advice and support provided by BI Accountancy. I get very prompt responses to queries, with good explanations, that I have confidence in.

    Kate Farley
    Kate Farley
  • Michael and the BI team initially restructured my Freeagent account to get things in order. They also taught me how to properly utilise the software. Since then they have been responsive and proactive. Can’t recommend them enough.

    Col Skinner
    Col Skinner
  • Thank you to Mike for educating me on the world of accounting and managing my finances efficiently. I have found your service to be excellent. I really appreciate your timely response rate and friendly yet professional nature, you have been a pleasure to deal with

    John McNaughton
    John McNaughton
  • Michael has always been a friendly voice on the phone when I require help on my accounting needs. Emails are always answered promptly and advise always given when needed.

    Samuel Clarke
    Samuel Clarke
  • Since transferring over to the accountancy, my needs have been met efficiently, effectively and professionally.

    Matthew Lewis
    Matthew Lewis


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