Why choose Blue Star for your contractor accounting needs?

Blue Star Accountants is a firm of Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants providing bespoke tax and accounting solutions to tech and pharma contractors as well as medical locums working in Ireland. 

Formed by Brendan Brady, Chartered Tax Adviser and former Java developer, we are contractor tax specialists who understand from experience what contractors want from an accountant and have tailored our solutions to best meet those needs. 

The number of contractors working in Ireland is rising all the time, as companies adjust their hiring processes in response to new opportunities in information technology, medical and pharma. 

Many benefits come with contract work, such as greater freedom to work when and where you like, higher wages compared with permanent positions, and the opportunity to save on taxes. This is where Blue Star Accountants can help. 

We have years of experience serving contractor clients who wish to minimise their bill to Revenue through effective tax solutions. As Chartered Tax Advisers focused on the contractor sector, we can assess your position and recommend the perfect tax solution for you.

We specialise in services such as:

★ Directorships

★ Private limited companies

 'Umbrella' employees

And industries such as:

★ IT & software development

★ Medical

★ Construction

You can take advantage of our free, innovative invoicing and accounting software, and we can set you up with a company bank account if you need one.  

Cutting-edge Software

Bullet Free Online Accounting Software Logo

Bullet is an innovative, user-friendly and free accounting software technology which our clients use to manage invoices, complete basic accounts and keep track of their expenses. The software was designed with the user, not accountants, in mind, and data is 100% secure.

Bullet works across multiple devices, and all of its functions are fully integrated. Innovative features include a GPS-based mileage tracker, customisable invoice templates and tax calculating technology.

Pay-with-Fire

Our clients take advantage of a very special payments software, called Pay with Fire. This payment account is simple to set up, and works across different devices, so it’s the perfect payments solution for contractors who are new to Ireland, as well as those who’ve worked here for a while.

You can open euro and Sterling accounts instantly, each with its own unique BIC/IBAN (euro) or sort code/account number (Sterling).

Fire Financial Services is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a Payments Institution and this license has been passported to a number of European countries. Pay with Fire operates just like a current account, and it is safe, secure and very cheap to run.


I am a medical contractor working in a busy Irish hospital with hard responsibilities and many busy hours every week. Blue Star Accountant’s limited company option facilitates me to manage my financial affairs in a splendid manner while ensuring that I take home pay that I deserve.
- Jawed K. Medical Locum
As a medical professional tax is not my area of expertise but I found Blue Star’s straightforward solutions have made sure that I can maximise my income with full regulatory compliance. If you are a contractor working in the medical sector I’d recommend you talk with them!
- Vanessa S. Medical Contractor
Working in Dublin’s ‘Silicon Dock’ is demanding enough without having to mess around with invoices and finance directors. My status as an umbrella employee and the handy invoicing and payments software I use through Blue Star takes all the stress out of this aspect of my life.
Tom H. IT Contractor
I moved from the UK to Ireland in 2015, to take up a contract with a major pharma MNC. I found Blue Star Accountants extremely valuable as a dedicated accounts manager advised on company structure options and organised all the technical aspects before I landed in the country.
- Gill B. Laboratory Technician

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