Completely new to contracting, just been offered first contract and trying to choose an accountant. Danbro was recommended by the recruiter and I have had a chat with them which was very helpful to get an idea of umbrella vs limited and what my take-home would be for the various options; they also did a free IR35 review (and I am inside it which I suspected I would be); however now I've done a bit more research they seem relatively expensive.
I've looked at the threads here and am going to get in touch with a couple of others; Nixon Williams seems to be recommended and also InTouch. I'm looking initially for a high level of support from an accountant as I am new to this and don't want to get it wrong and be hammered by HMRC or spend ages doing paperwork. Probably going to go with a ltd company rather than umbrella as contract is for 12 months and over 25k.
My question is: does it matter too much what industry you're in when choosing an accountant? I will be a contractor in the pharmaceutical industry and a lot of advice etc seems to be about IT contractors. I don't know if this really matters providing it's a good accountant who knows what they're doing, but wondered if any other pharma contractors on here have any recommendations, or if anyone else thinks it matters that much.