Who are Walker Smith?

19th August 2016

By Walker Smith’s Junior Account Manager, Rachel Whittle.

Who are Walker Smith?

Walker Smith are an award-winning professional services group, providing specialist payroll, tax and accounting solutions for Contractors and Freelancers.

Our aim is to enable the UK’s flexible workforce and we offer a range of services to suit flexible workers in every circumstance.

What’s important to Walker Smith?

Our main focus is on building solid relationships with every client that we work with. Working with Walker Smith, you’ll receive the highest level of expertise and customer care to ensure that trust is built between all parties.

We place great importance on compliance, and we would never try to shoehorn any client into an unsuitable solution. We work closely with our clients to match their individual needs, carrying out employment status tests to determine their working status and contract reviews to determine their IR35 status. Our Contractor Employment + scheme is ideal for workers who fall under IR35 Legislation. It allows them to retain the flexibility associated with being a contractor, but with extra benefits such as private healthcare, insurance, statutory entitlements and extensive discounts at over 400 different high street retailers.

We work in consultation with BDO and Brabners who are experts in their respective fields of tax and employment law, which ensures that our clients can rely on the information we provide.

I’m a contractor, what can Walker Smith do for me?

Contractors are at the heart of everything we do at Walker Smith. We offer bespoke Contractor Accountancy Packages, our market-leading Contractor Employment+ payroll solution, International payroll and we also facilitate Self Employed and CIS workers.

Whatever your working situation, we have the right service for you!

How are Walker Smith different?

We make it easy! Here at Walker Smith, we take the time to talk in depth with every client to understand their specific requirements. All of our packages are tailored around taking the stress and hassle away from you, whether it be maintaining a Limited company, invoicing agencies or paying your taxes.

We’re personable. Each member of the Walker Smith team has extensive customer service training and customer care is at the forefront of our values. You won’t be passed from pillar to post – your dedicated consultant will be on hand to help no matter what your query. And if you opt for your own Limited company, we will provide you with unlimited accountancy support and advice at no extra cost.

We’re transparent. We understand that communication is vital when it comes to building a solid foundation of trust. Alongside our consultants, we use the best technology to ensure our recruitment partners as well as our contractors know what’s going on. We’ll let you know what’s happening behind the scenes whilst we take care of everything for you.

Which solution is best for me?

As a contractor, you have a few different options. Deciding on the most appropriate solution for you can come down to:

  • Your agency’s contractual arrangements
  • Your negotiated pay rate
  • Your intentions as a contract worker
  • The amount of control you want to have over your finances.

During your consultation, we’ll work with you to understand which solution is the most suitable for you personally.

If you’re still unsure about which option suits you the best, then speak to a member of our customer care team today on 0161 359 3235 for a FREE consultation. Alternatively, drop an email over to [email protected] and we’ll get straight back to you!