DESCRIPTION At LSC we are committed to providing support and advice to our consultants on all aspects of contracting in the Life Science Sector. As part of our commitment to
At LSC we are committed to providing support and advice to our consultants on all aspects of contracting in the Life Science Sector.
As part of our commitment to ensuring we provide the most up to date and accurate information, we are holding this upcoming seminar where experts in the sector will present on changes, policies and plans that effect contractors.
Don’t miss this event if any of the below applies to you!
You want to find out more about contracting
You are a LTD company contractor or considering this route in the future
You are currently contracting but considering leaving for a permanent role
You’re contracting and need more information on protection/pension/mortgage planning
We’ll also have a photographer present on the evening giving you the opportunity to get a complimentary professional headshot taken for your Linkedin/Social profile!
Background to Seminar
In 2014, the Professional Contractor Service Organisation (PCSO) was established by three of the leading Limited Company Providers in Ireland. Collectively, Gerard Kiernan, Icon Accounting, Michael Dineen, ContractingPlus (both presenting on the evening) and Richard Collins Mac Accountancy set out on a mission to create an organisation to support and promote the Professional Contracting Sector. Following on from the beginning of Revenue’s National Contractor’s Project in 2013 which undertook a series of audits on Contractors and their business expenses claims, the PCSO set out the mission to help establish a clear, fair and practical, tax and legislative framework specific to Ireland to cover the Professional Contracting Sector. Presentations will cover current lobbying efforts by the PCSO and talk to the aftermath of the contractor’s project.
Under Irish company law if you are company director you are legally responsible and liable for understanding the company accounts that you sign off at the end of each year.
The Agenda will also cover:
Expenses – Revenues current interpretation of contracting Ltd companies and what is deemed to be a legitimate or necessary expense.
PAYE modernisation – Revenue are introducing a new PAYE regime for employers from January 1st 2019, where employers will have to report payroll information to Revenue in “real-time” i.e. each time they pay their employees.
While there are huge financial benefits to contracting these do not include employee benefits such as company pension plans, health insurance etc. Presentations will include the essential steps that you need to put in place to replace these benefits from the day you start contracting!
Chairman and Founder of Contracting PLUS
Michael is passionate about highlighting the importance of the mobile Independent Professional Contractor (IPC) and the role they play in developing Ireland as an attractive place to do business. The IPC is to the forefront in providing a flexible workforce, so important in the modern world, and develops an array of skills to support both SME’s, Multinationals and start-ups. Michael believes in actively supporting the IPC and is the founder of the PCSO (Professional Contractors Services Organisation) ensuring the IPCs get the service and support they need. The PCSO is lobbying the Government to ensure IPCs and their role is recognised, protected and nurtured, and this is reflected in Government policy. Our vision is to see those who want to be their own boss, setting their own hours and following their own dreams , shouldn’t be reserved for a few . At Contracting PLUS we want to make that dream a reality for the many.
Managing Director of ICON Accounting
Gerard is the founder and MD of Icon Accounting, a specialised service provider in accounting and limited company solutions for Professional Contractors in Ireland. Celebrating 10 years in business (2008-2018) Gerard and Icon Accounting are committed to delivering a distinctive client experience by ensuring accounting and tax management are accessible, comprehensive and value for money for Professional Contractors.As one for the founder members of PCSO, Gerard shares the vision for greater recognition of the contracting industry, and indeed showcasing the importance of the Contracting sector to the Irish economy especially in the areas of IT, Pharma, Engineering and Indigenous Irish business.
Managing Director of CWM – Contractor Wealth Management
Managing Director of CWM Wealth Management Carol Brick is a Kerry Native , a UCD Economics graduate, a QFA and member of the Irish Institute of Bankers. She began her career as a business analyst in Bank of Ireland Group Headquarters where she worked for 6 years before leaving to pursue a career in Private Banking, Wealth Management and Client Advisory Services before taking the helm at CWM in early 2008. Carol and her team specialise in the provision of bespoke financial advice and solutions to self-employed contractors on areas such as Retirement and Protection Planning and Savings & Investments. They now look after more than 1600 contracting clients and celebrate 10 successful years in business this year!