(PRWEB UK) 17 April 2014
Lancaster-based Independent Contractor Services Ltd (ICS) have cemented their position as one of the UK’s leading accounting and payroll service providers for contractors by achieving Accredited Accountant status from the Professional Contractors Group (PCG), the largest association of independent professionals in the EU. Designed to help PCG members choose their accountant, the accreditation scheme identifies and promotes those with specialist training in freelance-specific industry issues.
PCG Accredited Accountant status is awarded to a restricted number of accountancy practices in the UK. It recognises accountancy practices who have special expertise and experience in dealing with the specific accountancy issues that affect independent contractors and freelance workers, including IR35 and other recent legislation. To achieve accreditation, ICS have undergone an exacting programme of training and assessment to meet PCG’s rigorous criteria, and their membership will be reviewed annually to ensure that they continue to meet these high standards.
Spokesperson for ICS, Anna Bell, said, “We are very proud to have achieved this accreditation status as it recognises the unique expertise of our team when it comes to contractor accountancy. We have been working with contractors for over ten years and have an excellent understanding of the particular accountancy and administration issues they face, and this accreditation combined with our strong reputation and experience makes us a company that contractors know they can trust.”
“The PCG accreditation scheme gives contractors added confidence in our services, as it indicates a trusted status, and demonstrates that we have access to the most up to date training and information possible on the issues that matter most to them.”
Established in 2002, ICS work in partnership with recruitment agencies providing accountancy and payroll services to contractors and freelance workers throughout the UK. Founded on the three main principles of trust, care and compliance, ICS works alongside teams of industry experts who specialise in employment and taxation law, helping thousands of contractors each year through their Umbrella Company, Limited Company and CIS services.
For more information on ICS or any of their services, please visit their website at http://www.icsuk.com.