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Orange Genie Accountancy (Specialist) vs High Street Accountant

Not all accountants are equal. Contractors and Freelancers are a significant part of the UK economy and they are governed by specific rules which effect the way funds can be with drawn from the Limited company including IR35 and MSC. For these reasons it is advisable to join forces with a specialist accountant who can go through setting up a limited company with you, step by step. 


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Specialist Contractor Accountants such as Orange Genie Accountancy have the experience and knowledge to be able support you and your company. None of your questions will be “silly questions” and it is likely that we will have come across all of your queries many times before.

Many High Street accountants do not have this level of expertise and will not focus on what makes a difference to you and your success.

High Street Accountants traditionally charge for individual pieces of work and you should ensure that you understand their cost structure.

Orange Genie Accountancy

High street accountant


As a one stop solution for contractors we are able to offer both Limited Company, Umbrella and Sole Trader solutions. We will be able to advise impartially if a service better suits your needs.

High street accountants can provide services to business that follow traditional structures. They are unlikely to have access to alternative solution such as Umbrella services, even if these are the best option


Specialising in contractors means we are experts in the legislation that affects the industry, legislation that is costly if mistakes are made

A general practice has to have a very broad level of knowledge across a lot of areas, leaving them unable to be experts in any.


The powerful combination of contractor designed software and your dedicated accountant, will enable you to be abreast of your figures daily and for us to be proactive

Many general accountants are reactive at year end, allowing no scope for tax planning and potentially leaving you exposed to an unexpected tax bill


Contracting is a lifestyle choice and brings with it its own nuances.   Our services are based on your needs and we understand where you are going to need our support.

High street accountants don’t specialise, they have to deal as efficiently as they can with numerous clients and industries. That means they tend to expect their clients to work to their expectations rather than the other way round


We include face to face meetings as standard in our services, we will come to meet you at a time and place that is convenient for you.

Meetings may cost more than your basic fee allows, they may be local to where you live but if you work away from home – will they come to you?



Our fees are fixed at the same price each month. You don’t need to worry about “being on the meter” when you speak to your accountant.

The traditional accountant would charge by “billable work” on the client. Each letter and phone call they make on your behalf may have a cost attached.


Contractors require bank accounts, insurance and financial products that suit their circumstances and lifestyle. We partner with industry experts to offer these services

Traditional accountants work with traditional providers. These providers don’t necessarily understand the nature of Freelancers.


Tax legislation doesn’t stand still and neither do we. Digital Tax Accounts are coming, our software is ready for the forthcoming changes and so are our accountants.

For traditional accountants the digitalisation of company reporting presents a fundamental change in their way of working

Whether you are new to running a Limited company or if you have been running your own Limited company for some time and simply want to switch to a specialist, our friendly and experienced team of contractor accountants are here to help you.

Why Orange Genie Accountancy?

Orange Genie Accountancy offers fixed fee accountancy packages to contractors and freelancers. Each client has unlimited access to their own dedicated approachable and friendly accountant. All Orange Genie Accountancy accountants are specialists in the contracting market, so they can give you bespoke, high quality advice.

We will always keep you informed about anything that could affect you and your company. Our relationships with our clients are extremely important to us so we'll be in touch often, whether it be face to face, over the telephone or email.

Our packages start at £75 + VAT a month for an online service. Our most popular package is £120 + VAT a month which provides you with your very own dedicated accountant as well as:

  • Unlimited accountancy support
  • Face to face meetings so we can get to know you and understand your contracting goals
  • Proactive contact
  • Director and employee payroll
  • Annual Return
  • Self-Assessment Return
  • A fully compliant service so you are safe in the knowledge that you are meeting your legal obligations

​And much more, includingaccess to wealth management advice, IR35 reviews and pensions planning. 

If you would like to appoint Orange Genie Accountancy as your accountants please either fill out our enquiry form or give one of our friendly expert accountants a call on 01296 468 185 or email

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