Having undergone an annual compliance audit, Bluebird Accountancy is delighted to announce that we have successfully passed – meaning our FCSA accreditation has been renewed until March 2022. As a contractor accountant that’s dedicated to compliance, we’re delighted with this news, and it’s great to share it with our clients too. Keep reading to find out more about FCSA accreditation, and why it means so much.
About the FCSA
Founded in 2007, the FCSA (Freelancer and Contractor Services Association) is the UK’s leading professional body dedicated to ensuring the supply chain of temporary workers is compliant and ethical. There is a lot of government legislation that contractor accountants and umbrella companies must abide by. The FCSA ensures that its members are truly compliant and operate lawfully and entirely in their clients best interests.
Obtaining FCSA membership (accreditation) requires a lot of dedication and hard work because there are many processes involved. However, as the UK’s leading professional body dedicated to ensuring the supply chain of temporary workers is compliant and ethical – Bluebird Accountancy has always been dedicated to achieving FCSA membership.
To achieve the accreditation, contractor accountants and payroll providers have all of their internal processes thoroughly investigated by independent professionals that make a series of assessments and then report back to the FCSA. Ultimately, no stone is left unturned, and everything is thoroughly investigated.
Having undergone a series of audits and assessments last year (2020), Bluebird Accountancy was awarded FCSA membership because we were able to prove that we operate compliantly and in the best interests of our clients. However, once you’ve achieved the prestigious accreditation – the assessments don’t stop there.
Every year, the FCSA conducts an annual compliance audit where accredited members are thoroughly reviewed to ensure they are continuing to operate in accordance with both UK tax law and the FCSA’s Codes of Compliance.
Tom Edwards, Operations Director at Bluebird Accountancy, said:
“Everyone at Bluebird Accountancy is delighted we’ve had our accreditation with the FCSA renewed for another year. Compliance has always been priority number one. There is no better way to show the industry and our clients that we’re fully committed to HMRC rules and regulations than getting the prestigious FCSA accreditation, and remaining a dedicated member.
To have our accreditation renewed, we’ve all worked extremely hard to ensure every internal process is compliant and up to speed with UK tax law. It’s quite a task – but one that has been enjoyable and rewarding. Having undergone a thorough audit from an external organisation – they were completely satisfied that Bluebird Accountancy is committed to compliance and providing our clients with an ethical service. Everything we do is lawful and follows HMRC’s rules and regulations.
I look forward to continuing to work closely with the FCSA to ensure the supply chain protects contractors and freelancers. As the most recognised professional body in our industry, the FCSA has done wonders to support the self-employed – especially since we became a member last year. Bluebird Accountancy clients can be assured that by having FCSA membership – we genuinely have their best interests at heart.”
To view Bluebird Accountancy’s official FCSA directory listing, please click here.
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