An accountant I'm mentoring is about to engage a subcontractor to perform bookkeeping work for clients (the relationship will be between the accountancy firm and the subcontractor, as the accountant will keep the client relationship).
My client knows he needs an agreement/contract and certainly a confidentiality agreement with the sub contractor. This is especially important now in the light of the obligations imposed by the GDPR. His engagement letters with clients already anticiapte that he may choose to outsource work beyond his employed workforce.
I've been asking other accountants I work with if they have such agreements in place but most of them only engage employed staff or use outsourcers. The few who do engage subcontratcors have yet to formalise the arrangements - a situation I am now advising they rectify.
Would anyone in the AccountingWeb community be willing to share a proforma agreement you use with subscontractors - whether they are doing bookkeeping, accounting or tax work for you?