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Fast & reliable Contractor accountancy services

Shelbourne Accountants is one of Ireland's leading providers of accounting and taxation services to professional contractors.

We pride ourselves in making the whole process timely, efficient and hassle-free for all of our clients. Our team take care of all the admin work, leaving you to do what you do best!


We Are specialist Providers Of Accountancy Services For Ireland’s Leading industries.

We’ve worked in this sector for over 20 years and developed considerable expertise. Some of the industries we specialise in are:

If your industry or business isn't listed, don't worry. Our services are tailored to meet each contractors unique needs.













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we’ll Get you set Up In The Way that Works best for your Circumstances.

As a contractor, you provide services to a business rather than being in the service of your employer. This requires you to set up your bookkeeping account as either:

  1. An umbrella company

  2. A managed service company

  3. A private limited company

Our team will help you evaluate your situation and recommend the best solution to meet your unique needs. We will then set up everything on your behalf to meet all the Irish legal requirements.

This is a universal standard approach to setting contractors and freelancers up for their bookkeeping.


Click on the tabs below to find out more information on each setup.

What is an Umbrella Company?

An Umbrella Company is a company that will handle the administration, payroll taxes and salary payments on your behalf.

Is this the right option for me?

This solution is ideal for contractors with a short-term contract (less than one year) and who don’t plan on remaining a contractor long term.

What's included?

By joining an Umbrella Company, you become an employee of this company and get all the benefits while remaining independent.

check  Monthly payroll
check  Income tax return
check  Assignment to company
check  Company accounts
check  Online dashboard
check  Same day payment processing
check  Tax advice
check  Liability insurance
check  Wellness services

How Does It Work?

What is a Managed Service Company?

A managed service company makes the contractor a shareholder of a limited company owned and run by a service provider, such as Shelbourne Accountants.

Is this the right option for me?

This solution is beneficial to contractors working on short term contracts and whose income is subject to higher tax rates.

What's included?

You will become a director and shareholder of a limited company owned and run by Shelbourne Accountants.

check  Monthly payroll
check  Income tax return
check  Assignment to company
check  Company accounts
check  Online dashboard
check Same day payment processing
check Tax advice
check Liability insurance
check Wellness services

Get Started

What is a Private Limited Company?

A private limited company is a company which is privately held for small businesses. It has shareholders with limited liability and its shares may not be offered to the general public.

Is this the right option for me?

This solution is ideal for contractors with multiple contracts, high paying contracts, or a longer-term contract (more than one year).

What's included?

Our team at Shelbourne Accountants will help you set-up your own private limited company in Ireland. This will give you full control over your finances.

check  Company formation
check  Monthly payroll
check  VAT returns
check  Annual bookkeeping
check  Annual financial statetements
check  Annual corporation tax return
check  Annual abridged accounts
check  B1 annual return to CRO
check  Online dashboard
check  Wellness services
check  Service level guarantee
check  Tax advice

Get Started

Discover all the benefits of Your partnership with Shelbourne Accountants

At Shelbourne Accountants, we provide wellness services & employee benefits to all of our contractors and their families. These services are accessible 24/7 through our all-in-one online portal.


Set Up & Ready To Go In Four Simple Steps.


Step One

Fill in the form below and book a 10 minute meeting with our team of experts.


Step Two

Our team will help you identify the best solution to suit your current circumstances.


Step Three

Sit back and relax while our team does all your administrative paperwork.


Step Four

You’re all set! Access your financial and wellness services through your online portals.


Schedule a free 10 minute consultation with one of our experts today.

If you would like a custom quote, or if you have any questions, send us a message! Our team is always happy to help. We will address any contracting queries you have and provide you with the best advice to suit your current situation!

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01 518 0518

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Seamus Maguire Solicitors

We have used Shelbourne Accountants services for our legal bookkeeping requirements and have found them to be excellent. They are diligent, very knowledgeable, quick to respond and a real pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend them to anyone in need to top-quality services.

- 30th January 2019

Mediserve Homecare

I found Shelbourne Accountants thoroughly professional, efficient and cost effective and all the accounting projects were delivered on time and to schedule. They are an excellent company to do business with and one which I could strongly recommend to anyone requiring accounting services.

- 2nd February 2019