Whether you are new to contracting or perhaps you have been contracting for many years, our team is on hand to offer a simple and friendly explanation of the process, and to address any queries you may have by providing you with the best advice to suit your current position.

  • We are highly experienced when it comes to accounting solutions for contractors

  • Our team is expertly trained and technically proficient

  • Our clients maximise their tax efficiency

  • Our online dashboard is user-friendly and streamlines processes

  • Our Android & iOS Apps give you 24/7 access

  • Our promises, expectations and agreed deadlines are always met

  • Our fee structure is transparent from the offset

  • We make things as straight forward as possible

  • We provide excellent customer service

  • We make switching accountants easy for you

  • We offer a free initial consultation so you can get to know us

Detailed Contractor Industry Knowledge

Our team has worked in this sector for over 20 years and developed considerable expertise in a number of specific industries. Our clients keep telling us that our experience matters in their industries, and they trust our advice because of our in-depth knowledge of their business and their industry. Some of the industries we have contractor clients from include:

  • Aviation – both flight crew and engineering

  • Engineering

  • IT

  • Management consultants

  • Medical & health industry

  • Pharmaceutical industry

  • Tradesmen – including builders, plumbers, electricians and carpenters

If your industry or business isn't listed above, don't worry – we are always striving to get to know new areas and businesses.

Our Solutions

Every contractor’s situation and requirements are different. Our goal is to ensure that, firstly, you have a full understanding of each solution, and then help you decide which solution best fits your current circumstances. Our solutions for contractors are as follows:

Managed Service Company

Shelbourne Accountants administer the managed service company. You will become a director of this company, along with other contractors. We will register you as an employee of the company and you pay your tax and social insurance through the PAYE system. This puts you on Class "S" of PRSI, for self-employed. This solution is beneficial to those working on short term contracts and whose income is subject to higher tax rates.

PAYE - Umbrella Company

Shelbourne Accountants administer the umbrella company. You will become an employee of the company, along with other contractors. Your tax and social insurance gets paid through the PRSI system, however you are put in the Class "A" of PRSI, which is a very flexible and cost-effective option.

Your Own Limited Company

Shelbourne Accountants can assist you in setting up your own limited company. This solution is appropriate for those who have multiple contracts at one time, or are on a longer term contract.

Our team can advise you on the best option for you, depending on your own professional circumstances.


We are committed to deliver the professionalism and quality of work of a large accountancy firm, without the associated cost. We want to make the whole process timely, efficient and as hassle-free as possible for our clients, building our reputation as a market leader in accountancy and taxation solution services for contractors in Ireland. That is why we believe in a prompt response and good client service with full transparency of the cost and process involved.

Our Technology

We have designed a bespoke online dashboard available for our contractors so they can view their hours worked, payroll & upload any expenses. We do not work 24/7, but you do not need us to – everything you need is available on your dashboard. You can use our App for access to your accounting information, payslips, expenses, hours worked, along with access to our FAQ and suite of other helpful documents anytime, anywhere.

Our technology is easy to use, intuitive, flexible and, most importantly, it allows you far more convenience and efficiency. Our clients never have to wait for answers to questions as they are available immediately and can be accessed at any time. Our technology allows us to be pro-active, not reactive, to see how we can help you become tax efficient.

Contractors are specialists in their field; we are specialists in accounting for contractors. We service a variety of industries that contractors operate in.
— Shelbourne Accountants
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Chartered Certified Accountants

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Cork: +353 21 735 5747
Galway: +353 91 399 060

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