Online Contractor Accountants

Online Accounting made simple

We are specialist online contractor accountants with a difference. At 1st Online we understand what’s hard about being a contractor, consultant or freelancer so our online accounting service includes great software to manage your bookkeeping with ease.

Working as a contractor is very rewarding, but it does demand a lot of hard work and management. Its great being your own boss, but the responsibility of managing your own tax and finances can be a major headache. Lots of people employ a traditional accountant to help manage their finances, but with a high cost and slow progress, it can still require a lot of administrative work on your part to keep on top of it all.

It doesn’t have to be like this

At 1st Online we believe that it doesn’t have to be this way. Our online accounting offers you huge benefits over choosing a traditional accountant. We’re quick, efficient, friendly and cost effective:

1. Our service is better value. For £59.98 (ex.vat) per month, you have access to online bookkeeping, expert support, payroll and VAT services and annual accounts including preparation of year end accounts and P11d’s.

2. Our service is simple. Powered by FreeAgent, the 1st Online dashboard shows you all of your finances in one place, instantly updated in real time.

3. Our service is complete. You’re completely in control, but we’re always here to lend a supporting hand if you need it. Our friendly advice is only an email or phone call away. We also have a live chat on our website for instant communication with our team of contractor accountancy experts.

Online software you can rely on

Our cloud-based accounting is powered by state-of-the-art FreeAgent software. This popular software is extremely easy to use and allows you to view all of your accounting stats in one place, and in real time.

FreeAgent software is easily connected to your online bank account and instantly updates with daily in-and-out transactions. Our invoice timeline will let you know the exact status of your invoices; whether they’re paid, due or overdue. You’ll know this information instantly, just by looking at the interface and without having to chase up an accountant who might be slow relaying the information to you. But this is just the start of what is available with our online bookkeeping. Find out more about what Freeagent accounting software can do.

New to contracting?

If you’re considering working as a contractor or freelancer our experienced team can help you get set up. At 1st Online we will set up your limited company free of charge. It usually takes less than a working day from the time that you accept our Terms and Conditions of engagement.

If you’re already contracting and not sure that you are quite ready to make the switch to digital accounting, have a chat with our team. They will set you up with a 1 month free trial.


We do what we say on the tin – timely, accurate contractor accounting and advice, in return for a fixed, manageable fee.

The 1st Online Way