Accountants for Sole Traders

From £40 + VAT per month

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Make managing your finances simpler and less stressful with a dedicated accountant for sole traders.

Bright Ideas will help you keep track of income and expenses and advise how to save more money on your tax bill. Our Sole Trader package is here to transform your earnings.

From £40 + VAT per month

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Our packages for sole traders give you:

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Maximised earning status

Whether you’re a contractor, freelancer or small business owner, we want you to limit tax payments and get what you’re entitled to. Bright Ideas can assist any earning structure, even if it changes over time.

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Your Self Assessment, sorted

When the time for tax returns arrives, you can rely on your dedicated accountant to prepare and send your Self Assessment before the deadline, error-free. So you don’t get in trouble with HMRC.

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Responsive support

If you’ve got a question about your finances, or an issue you need to solve, your dedicated accountant will be able to help. We guarantee that all calls and emails received before 3pm receive a same day response.

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Year-end account summaries

We wouldn’t be a premier accountant for a sole trader without laying out your yearly financial activity and walking you through it face-to-face. That’s how we’re able to compare stats and plan ahead together.

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Rainy day support

If there’s an emergency – through illness or unfortunate circumstance – you’ll need a fund to fall back on. We’ll help you prepare for any eventually, advising on how to create a contingency plan so your livelihood is never under threat.

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Smooth bookkeeping with FreeAgent

Concerned about record collection? Don’t be – we bring you onto the cloud with FreeAgent software. Upload receipts, send invoices, manage workflow, and get automatic tax forecasts. Sole trader bookkeeping has never been better.

Work smart with an accountant for a sole trader. With Bright Ideas, you’ll get a specialised professional who will be your primary resource and guide.

From £40 + VAT per month

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FreeAgent at no additional cost

All Bright Ideas clients get automatic access to FreeAgent – the UK’s #1 small business accounting software. Used by more than 60,000 freelancers, contractors, and small businesses, it helps to improve efficiency and ensure compliance with Making Tax Digital.

FreeAgent is HMRC-compatible, incredibly user-friendly, and can be used from any device at any time. It provides a full overview of your business performance, income, and profitability, as well as many other features.

  • Cash-flow monitoring dashboard
  • Estimate and invoice tracking and creation
  • Direct tax return submission to HMRC
  • Automatic generation of VAT returns
  • On-the-go expense recording and management
  • Direct connection to bank accounts
  • Smart timesheets
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Whether you’re a contractor, freelancer, or small business, Bright Ideas can help remove the burden of time-consuming and complex finances. We’ll draw on our years of knowledge and experience earned helping sole traders just like you.

When you choose us, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Account Manager who’ll provide one-on-one support that’s customised to your business. Communication is key, so we’ll always answer your questions or requests as soon as we can. In fact, we offer a same-day response guarantee for emails and calls received before 3pm.

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Our clients have a lot to say about us

Paul Leonelli
Paul Leonelli
Jack smith from bright ideas has always been helpful and efficient with my accounting needs. Highly recommended!
J McDonald
J McDonald
Bright Ideas has been my accounting firm for several years, and their support has been consistently outstanding. They have efficiently addressed every question or concern I've had regarding my tax matters. Throughout the years, Alexandra, Sophie, and Zac have provided me with invaluable assistance, and I can't express enough appreciation for their outstanding support.
Nhamo Gordon Nyakambangwe
Nhamo Gordon Nyakambangwe
Highly recommend Syed and team at Bright Ideas Accountancy for their diligence and professionalism. Always available to guide you and explaining the implications and consequences of the different accounting treatments and allowing you to make informed decisions. Always reachable when you need them.
Tilesh P
Tilesh P
I spent over 4 years with the team at Bright Ideas. Syed was my main con tact and it was the best contracting agency I have worked with.. Syed made my life very simple and everything was completed and resolved in a very efficient manner. He was always available on the phone and I really appreciated this kind of service. I highly recommend these guys - you cant go wrong.
Hannah Birkett
Hannah Birkett
Syed was our accountant for a year and provided great service! My business partner and I had just started our own company and knew very little about the accountancy/financial side of things. It's been so helpful to have someone to ask for guidance and assistance with financial/tax/hmrc/furlough questions! Definitely recommend Syed if you're looking for an accountant :-)
Simon Edmundson
Simon Edmundson
Zac and team at BI Accountancy have provided fantastic service to me. Always professional, knowledgeable and very responsive in discussing the best course of action. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality accountant that provides professional and brilliant customer service.
Christine Cavanagh
Christine Cavanagh
Michael was my accountant for several years. He is always extremely calm and helpful and an absolute delight to work with. He replies extremely quickly and is always positive. I highly recommend him.
Raj Gorsia
Raj Gorsia
Thomas has been an excellent accountant. I knew hardly anything about starting my own company and setting up my accounts. And i was hand held along the journey. Getting to a point where i know some basics , but nevertheless Thomas has replied to my emails within a day usually, and if he doesn't then its only because hes on a well deserved break off work! As i said already, the best part of this is that there is no rudeness or any judgement against me when i am asking to be walked through every single step, they run a good business which values their clients. He has also given me some useful advice about managing any personal finances, so its more than just the standard accountancy, they go an extra mile
David Griffiths
David Griffiths
Michael has been my accountant for the past three years and I highly recommend him. Always helpful and prompt and this year has got my self-assessment submitted on Saturday 30 January despite me only contacting him about it on the 28th (I was reminded in plenty of time too!)
Jon Cox
Jon Cox
Michael at BI Accountancy has been my accountant for about 4 years now and I can’t recommend them enough. He always replies extremely quickly to emails, and thoroughly answers all my many accounting questions. Everything has been very easy and he’s always gone the extra mile, extremely happy with the service, thanks guys!

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