Accountants Chelmsford

Accountancy company in Chelmsford

No matter the size of the business, having a reputable accountant is key to a company’s money management and success.

At Practical Bookkeeping, Accounting and Taxation Services (PBATS), we are a group of dedicated and qualified professionals who aim to help businesses and individuals attain their financial goals by providing expert accounting advice and a wide variety of taxation, bookkeeping and accountancy services.

Our Chelmsford accountants will not only manage your taxes but also offer bookkeeping advice and support. In addition to taking care of bookkeeping, payroll, corporation tax, VAT returns and tax returns, we can provide other financial management services, such as company secretary, that you might need assistance with.

Accounting Services in Chelmsford, Essex

Below are just some of the accreditations that our accountants hold

  • MAAT (Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians)
  • AATQB (Association of Accounting Technicians Qualified Bookkeepers)
  • CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals)


We’re always ecstatic to see a new business do well and take pride in knowing that we contributed to its growth. Many small businesses, limited companies, and sole traders have utilised our expertise in taxes, accounting, and bookkeeping to achieve success. If you have an established business and are simply looking to employ a professional and reliable team of qualified accounts to help with your operations then we can support you with that too.

Our accountants in Chelmsford offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you grow your business through careful tax management and professional accounting.

Statutory/annual accounts

Your annual accounts give information about your company’s performance during the past 12 months, including data on profits and losses as well as what assets and liabilities your corporation has. This documentation is sent to HMRC–Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs–so that they can determine how much corporation tax you owe them.

Maintaining your business’ financial credibility with banks and other organisations starts with annual accounts. In fact, most lenders will ask for them before they even consider extra financing.

When you entrust us with your annual accounts, you can be confident that we will handle them with the utmost professionalism and care. We guarantee that all relevant information and records will be included in the filing, and we always submit them promptly.

Managed payroll services

Business owners need to make sure their employees are paid on time and receive their full pay. Although this process can get confusing, it’s important to keep meticulous records when it comes to payroll.

At our company, we take care of payroll for you by managing calculations, deductions, and payslip distribution using state-of-the-art digital software. Additionally, we understand how important it is for you to stay mindful of your company’s spending–that’s why we provide detailed reports documenting your payroll expenses at regular intervals.

Our experienced accountants can handle your payroll for you, so you can relax and focus on other things!

Management accounts

Management accounts give businesses essential data about the company’s current financial status and progress. This information is key for small businesses making decisions that will change the future of their operations.

We always put our clients first by offering management accounting services that adapt to their needs – whether that be monthly, quarterly, or on-demand.

Bookkeeping services

Any business owner needs to know where their company stands financially at all times, and the only way to do this is through bookkeeping. By keeping track of all financial transactions, you can avoid any surprises down the line and have a clear understanding of your company’s status at all times.

Our bookkeeping service aims to make this as easy as possible for our clients. Whether you want to learn and manage the system yourself or would rather us handle everything, we will customise a plan just for you. If you choose the latter, don’t worry about a thing! We will take care of all the accounts so that you can focus on more important tasks related to running your business.

Tax advice and planning.

At PBATS, we take pride in our ability to stay ahead of changes in the tax landscape. This allows us to help you reduce your tax liability and achieve a positive outcome for you and your finances. With our deep understanding and extensive experience, you can be confident that your accounting is being handled by qualified professionals.

At our company, tax planning and accounting is made easy so that you can live your life without stressing over taxes. With knowledge on an array of topics such as corporation tax, income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and VAT – we’ve got you covered.

Self-assessment tax returns

If you are a company director, self-employed professional, or business partner, it is your duty to file an annual tax return via self-assessment. It is essential that this document is filed on time and with precision.

We believe that your time is better spent elsewhere than struggling to file your return. Our team of accountants will take care of everything for you, ensuring that all the relevant information is included and your return is filed on time. This makes it stress-free and easy for you.

No one likes tax season, but our team ensures you get the most out of every deduction and credit you’re eligible for. That way, when it’s time to file again, you can be certain that there won’t be any miscalculations or money left on the table.

Do you need practical accounting services in Chelmsford?

If you value expertise and a high quality service, get in touch for a free consultation and a fixed-fee quote.

How else can we help you with your financial affairs?

Company Secretary

If you’re a company director who’s finding it tough to stay on top of paperwork, managing shares, and other financial duties, our professional secretaries can help ease the burden. With years of experience in handling legal documents, arranging shareholder meetings, writing reports, maintaining records, collating invoices and more – we’ll make sure that your directors have peace of mind so they can focus on their additional responsibilities.

Business Review

A business review helps you improve your company’s performance by identifying where it needs further development.

Here at PBATS, helping your business thrive is our top priority. We thoroughly review all aspects of your business to identify any areas that need improvement. Then, we provide tailored tax, accountancy and bookkeeping solutions to help boost your business overall.

Virtual Accounts Department

Don’t have an in-house accounts department? No problem! Our VAD service offers complete accounting and taxation services. You will be given a team of professionals who will manage all financial aspects of your company.

A VAD is beneficial for business owners who can’t have an in-office accounting team because of a lack of resources or space. The great thing about a VAD is that they work remotely, so your office could theoretically be based anywhere– rural areas such as Essex, larger cities like London, or even smaller towns like Saffron Walden.

Local accountancy firm in Chelmsford, Essex

At PBATS, all the services offered to Chelmsford businesses are carried out by our in-house qualified and experienced accountants and bookkeepers. We never pass work to contractors but provide comprehensive assistance customized to meet your specific needs – big or small.

At PBATS, our Chelmsford accountants are available anytime you need professional help or even if you just want a free consultation.

Accounting services near you

Our accounting services are available for businesses all throughout Essex these areas include but are not limited to;

BasildonBenfleetBillericayBraintree, BrentwoodCanvey IslandChelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, EastwoodGrays, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, LoughtonMaldon, Rayleigh, Rochford, South Woodham Ferrers, Stanford Le HopeTunbridge WellsWaltham AbbeyWestcliff On Sea, Wickford and Witham