The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has today welcomed ICS Accounting on board as a new accredited member having demonstrated that it fully adheres to the trade body’s strict compliance code for umbrella employers and accountancy service providers.
The FCSA Code is designed to demonstrate to recruiters, freelancers and contractors looking for a service provider, that a company is financially stable, provides high quality professional services and operates to the highest standards of transparency and accountability. To qualify as an accredited member, an applicant must undergo a rigorous review of its business services, operations, policies and processes established by the FCSA in liaison with HMRC.
Founded in 2002, today ICS Accounting is recognised as one of the UK’s most trusted contractor accountancy companies, working in partnership with leading recruitment agencies to provide contractors with compliant umbrella solutions and limited accountancy services.
On becoming an accredited FCSA member, John Lyon, MD at ICS Accounting said: “We are delighted to be joining FCSA and to be endorsed for the high standards and professionalism we have always strived to attain. Becoming FCSA accredited provides assurance to our clients and associates that they are dealing with a firm that is highly professional and compliant in the work we undertake. FCSA is leading the way in supporting the flexible workforce and we are keen to play our part in continuing to support the association in its efforts.”
Julia Kermode, Chief Executive of the FCSA added: “It is fantastic news that ICS Accounting has been able to meet the extremely high standards required to become an accredited member of the FCSA. In an unregulated industry, our focus is on protecting contractors and freelancers by ensuring they are only working with the most scrupulous and compliant businesses. FCSA accreditation is the quality mark that every recruitment business should look for in order to minimise risk in the supply chain. Recruiters that choose FCSA accredited members for their preferred suppliers have peace of mind that they will receive a compliant, reliable, and ethical service. ICS Accounting provides such a service and I am pleased to welcome them on board.”