Why Become a Project Management Contractor

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Project management contractors are in high demand. With enhanced rates of pay and the opportunity to be your own boss being just some of the benefits.

Are you currently working within project management and thinking of becoming a Project Management Contractor? There are many positive aspects of choosing to work as a contractor and now is the perfect time to enter the industry, with more companies than ever realising the benefits of hiring short term staff, with specialist skills to help them succeed on specific projects. The result of this is that there is an abundance of demand for experienced contractors, making it easier than ever for those that are new to the industry to find roles to suit them.

There are many reasons why you might choose to become a Project Management Contractor. Whether you are looking for a change of pace in your career, have been made redundant and are struggling to find a permanent role to suit your skill set or just really want to be your own boss, you will benefit from increased flexibility and the opportunity to work within a wide array of different environments, when you choose the versatile life of a contractor.

Enhanced Rates of Pay

Of course, one of the main benefits of choosing to work as a contractor is the increased financial reimbursement. The daily rate for a Project Management Contractor is considerably higher than the daily rate you would receive for completing a similar task within a permanent role. Your earning potential will depend on your location, your experience and your specific skillset, but Project Management Contractors can expect to earn between £250 and £600 per day. It is important to remember that when working as a contractor, you are responsible for paying your own tax and national insurance contributions and also covering your own sick pay, holiday pay and pension contributions; but most contractors still have a higher annual take home than their non-contracting counterparts.

If you are considering starting your career as a Project Management Contractor and wish to retain as much of your income as possible then you are advised to establish a Limited Company. Contractors working under an umbrella company retain between 60-65% of their income, on average, whilst contractors who establish their own Limited Company can retain between 70-80% of their annual income as take home pay. The process of establishing your own Limited Company is surprisingly simple:

  • Choose your company name and register your Limited Company
  • Open a business bank account: if you have any questions about this, or would like any advice, then your accountant will be able to help you.
  • Spend 15-20 minutes each month updating your business accounts and conducting any necessary business administration
  • Hire the services of an accountant specialising in working with contractors through limited companies, who can take care of your incoming and outgoing cash flow and file your tax returns on your behalf, in the most cost effective way.

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Your Accountancy Options from Dolan Accountancy

When you become a Project Management Contractor, one of the most important things you can do is choose the right accountant. Tax law in the UK can be very complicated and we believe that your time would be better spent focusing on winning new clients and managing lucrative projects, while letting us take care of what we do best – offering you proactive tax advice and helping you keep hold of as much of your money as possible.

When you choose to work with our team you will receive the following benefits:

  • Contractor Specialist with a Highly-Qualified Team. We only work with the most experienced accountants, who are knowledgeable about every aspect of contractor taxation. You will have a dedicated accountant that you can call or email without having to deal with a call centre or several different team members.
  • Peace of Mind Guaranteed. We understand that choosing the right accountancy services for contractors can be a big decision. That is why we offer a money back guarantee, ensuring that all of your calls, emails and queries will be answered within 1 working day, otherwise your fees for the month will be returned.
  • Outstanding Reputation. Dolan Accountancy is a name that you can trust. If you are looking for a contractor accountant with decades of experience and a proven track record then there is no better firm on the market.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions or queries about the services provided by Dolan Accountancy then why not get in touch? Our expert team can answer all your questions about starting out your career as a contractor, setting up your own Limited Company and all of your accountancy needs. Simple call us today on 01442 795 100. We are here to help you.

Why Dolan Accountancy?

Dolan Accountancy was set up by Simon J Dolan, the man behind the well-known brand SJD Accountancy. With over 25 years experience in the contracting marketing, Dolan Accountancy has the heritage, reputation and credibility you can trust. Working closely with our sister company, ContractorUmbrella, it means we can offer one low cost, fixed fee package at £95 + VAT per month. This gives you the flexibility of using both our Limited Company Accountancy Services and our award winning Umbrella Service, for one inclusive cost. We don’t believe in tiered packages or hidden extra fees, instead we aim to give you everything you need, including:

  • Free Company Formation – This is where it all begins. Once you have decided on an available name, we will form your company free of charge (if using our accountancy services) and it will be ready for you to use in as little as three hours.
  • Free use of ContractorUmbrella – With changes in Public Sector IR35 Legislation we understand that sometimes you are required to contract via an umbrella company. We will keep your limited company ticking over, while you work margin free via our sister company, ContractorUmbrella.
  • A Dedicated Accountant – Your accountant will be there for any company or personal tax advice that you require. We will never outsource work, even to internal teams.
  • Free Access to FreeAgent – The founder behind the multi award winning FreeAgent platform was one of Simon’s first clients, therefore it only seems fitting that we offer all of our clients access to FreeAgent, free of charge.
  • Free Business Banking – We have decided to waive our commission so our clients can use CashPlus free of charge for the first year, saving you £69.
  • Unlimited IR35 Status Reviews – We will review all of your contracts for IR35 purposes and provide you with our professional opinion as to its status.
  • Free Registered and Director’s Service Office Address – Sometimes you just don’t want your home address on display at Companies House. When you sign up to our accountancy services, we will offer the use of our address as an alternative.
  • Your Business and Personal Taxation Needs – This includes Company Accounts, Director’s Personal Tax Return, VAT Returns, Payroll, Corporation Tax and Dividend advice, to name just a few.

If you’d like to find out more about how Dolan Accountancy can help you and your business, please give us a call on 01442 795100 or email sophie.lewis@dolanaccountancy.com or jaime.thorpe@dolanaccountancy.com.

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