Accountants Grays

Accountancy company in Grays

No matter how big or small your company is, having a trusty accountant is key to maintaining financial stability and achieving success.

At Practical Bookkeeping, Accounting and Taxation Services (PBATS), our mission is to help grow your business and achieve your financial goals. Our exceptional team offers a range of invaluable services, including bookkeeping, accountancy, and taxation.

At our accounting firm in Grays, we not only take care of your taxes but also offer practical accounting advice. In addition to bookkeeping, payroll and tax returns, our professional service also includes financial management services that you might need assistance with – such as company secretarial work.

Accountancy services in Grays, Essex

Qualified Accountants in Grays

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 take pride in helping our clients grow their wealth and succeed through our comprehensive and personal service. We offer tax advice and a broad spectrum of services to everyone who needs them — that includes sole traders, limited companies, owners of medium-sized companies and even those with larger-scale operations.

At our company, we offer a completely customised tax service to all of our clients. This not only streamlines the management of accounts but also optimises personal wealth and minimises both corporate and personal tax liabilities.

Our qualified accountants are always more than happy to offer free consultations to anyone looking for ways to grow their business with our first-class service.

To optimise your tax affairs and find out more about what PBATS can do to assist you, speak to a member of our friendly team today.

Here is what we can offer you:

Statutory/annual accounts

Annual accounts provide details on your company’s performance over the past 12 months, outlining profits and losses. This documentation is submitted to HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) in order to calculate how much corporation tax you owe.

Your annual accounts not only show how your business is performing, but banks will also use them to assess your creditworthiness when you need a loan. In fact, lenders usually ask to see your annual accounts before they approve any financing.

PBATS can help you prepare and file your annual accounts, ensuring that all relevant information is included and filed on time. This professional service allows you to focus on other aspects of your business, without worrying about the administrative details.

Managed payroll services

Timely and accurate payroll is crucial for employers. Although the process can be confusing, it’s important to maintain accurate records.

At PBATS, we specialise in making payroll management simple and easy for businesses. We do this through the usage of industry-leading software that delivers precise and fast calculations and payslip distribution for you. On top of that, we also provide detailed reports on your company’s spending related to payroll at set intervals so you can stay on top of your expenses.

As the old saying goes “time is money”, so why waste it on something our experts can handle for you? Let us take care of your payroll worries with our tailor-made solution.

Management accounts

Management accounts are key for businesses of any size, but they’re especially important for small businesses. This is because management accounts offer data that can be used to make decisions that will affect the company’s future.

Depending on what our clients need, we offer management accounting services either monthly, quarterly, or as-needed.

Bookkeeping services

If you want to avoid any future financial surprises and have a complete understanding of your company’s money situation at all times, then you need to keep updated records of all inflows and outflows; using a bookkeeping service is an excellent way to achieve this.

Our bookkeeping service offers an easy and painless accounting and money management system. You have the choice of learning the system yourself or having us handle everything for you–it’s your call! If you choose to go with option two, we will take care of all accounts related to your business so that you can focus on more pressing tasks.

Tax advice and planning.

We pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to tax law. It’s something that changes frequently, and so we keep our finger on the pulse and our heads in the books to ensure that we are always best placed to help the businesses of our clients grow.

PBATS has many years of accrued knowledge and proven experience when it comes to tax planning, so you can rest assured knowing your finances are in good hands.

At our company, we want to make sure you don’t have the added stress of worrying about taxes. We’re established experts on a variety of topics, including corporation tax, income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and VAT. So no matter what your tax planning concern is – large or small – we can help!

Self-assessment tax returns

As a company director, self-employed professional sole trader, or business partner, you are responsible for filing an annual tax return via self-assessment. This document must be filed on time and requires careful attention to detail.

In order to save you time, let us take care of your tax return filing. All the correct documentation will be included in your filing, and it will be submitted punctually by our accounting team.

Although no one looks forward to tax season, making the most of your deductions and credits can go a long way. Here at our office, we work hard to make sure you get everything you’re entitled to so that when it comes time to file again next year, there won’t be any heavy tax burden or money left unclaimed.

Do you need practical accounting services in Grays?

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

With so much paperwork and other financial responsibilities, it can be difficult to keep up with everything as a business owner. However, our professional secretaries have years of experience in handling legal documents, arranging shareholder meetings and managing client fees. Additionally, they can support your business by writing reports to the highest quality, maintaining records, collating invoices and more.

Having a company secretary is an invaluable service and relieves you of trying to juggle all of your business responsibilities at the same time.

Business Review

By conducting a business review, you can take into account your company’s strengths and weaknesses in order to better plan its future.

We take an in-depth look at your organisation for any areas that need improvement and give tailored solutions to improve tax, accountancy and bookkeeping. This kind of business advice can prove to be highly effective if you find you’ve been trying to grow your business to no avail and need the help of expert accountants to provide you with some comprehensive financial analysis.

Virtual Accounts Department

If your business doesn’t have an in-house accounts department, we can help. VAD offers a team of professionals who are experts in all financial aspects of running a company.

VADs are beneficial for business owners who lack the ability or room to have an in-office accounting team. The best characteristic of a VAD is that it can be done remotely, so your office could theoretically be based anywhere in Essex–not just Grays.

Local accountants in Grays, Essex

At PBATS, we have a highly-skilled team of accountants and bookkeepers who provide Grays businesses and individuals with tailored assistance – no matter what they are in need of.

If you’re looking for trustworthy, professional accounting advice, or to book a free and obligation-free consultation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. We’re only ever too happy to help.

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