Bookkeeping Chelmsford

Local bookkeepers

If you run a business, big or small, bookkeeping is an essential task that you cannot afford to neglect. It helps you to keep track of your finances, measure your progress and ensure compliance with tax regulations.

The size and type of business you run will dictate the level of service you require. For example, a small business might only need basic bookkeeping services, while a larger company might need more comprehensive and specialised services.

Chelmsford is home to a number of bookkeeping and accounting firms, but it’s important to find the bookkeepers that are the best fit for you. PBATS (Practical Bookkeeping Accounting & Taxation Services) is a local firm that has built a reputation for providing high-quality services at competitive prices.

Bookkeeping services in Chelmsford

Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider working with PBATS:

  • We have a team of experienced and qualified bookkeepers who are experts in their field.
  • We offer a comprehensive range of services, from basic bookkeeping to more complex accounting and taxation services.
  • We’re always up-to-date with the latest changes in taxation laws, so you can be confident that your finances are compliant.
  • We’re a friendly and approachable team, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you might have.
  • Our accountants use industry-leading accounting software for unparalleled accuracy.


If you’re looking for bookkeeping services in Chelmsford, PBATS is the perfect choice. Call us today to find out more.

We work closely with our clients to offer a totally bespoke service. This allows us to tailor our bookkeeping to meet the requirements of sole traders, medium-sized businesses and even larger enterprises.

Data entry

One of the most important aspects of bookkeeping is data entry and processing. While some businesses opt to do this themselves, it’s often more efficient and cost-effective to outsource this task to a bookkeeping firm. This is because bookkeepers are experts in data entry and can do it much faster than an untrained individual.

Bank reconciliation

Bank reconciliation is the process of matching the transactions on your bank statement with the corresponding entries in your accounting records. This is an important task that helps to ensure the accuracy of your financial records. At PBATS, we can reconcile your bank statements on a monthly basis, or more frequently if required.

Monthly reports

At the end of each month, we’ll provide you with a detailed report of your financial activity. This will give you a clear overview of your incomings and outgoings, as well as your overall profitability. This information is essential for making informed business decisions and planning for the future.

Managing invoices

Keeping on top of your invoices and expenses is crucial for any business. At PBATS, we can help you to manage these effectively, so you can stay on top of your finances. We can also provide advice on how to streamline your invoicing and expenses process.


If you have employees, you’ll need to run a payroll. This is a complex and time-consuming task that needs to be done accurately. At PBATS, we support you by handling the payroll calculations, tax deductions and issuing of payslips, removing this duty from your day to day operations.


We offer a comprehensive range of taxation services, from self-assessment returns and corporation tax to VAT returns. Our team of experts are always up-to-date with the latest changes in tax law, so you’re getting the most up to date and relevant information.

If you’re looking for bookkeeping services in Chelmsford, PBATS is the perfect choice. Call us today to find out more.

Do you need practical bookkeeping services in Chelmsford?

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

Other accountancy services to complement our bookkeeping service

VAT returns

We can take care of your VAT returns for you, so you can be confident that your finances are compliant and accurate.

Cost – £90 +VAT per quarter

CIS Return

If you’re a construction industry contractor, you’ll need to submit a CIS return. We can prepare and submit your CIS return on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry about it.

Cost – £30 +VAT per month

Self Assessment

Take the stress out of submitting your year end self-assessment tax returns by delegating it to us and have your accounts handled by a professional bookkeeper.

Cost – From £175 +VAT

Professional and quality service from your local Chelmsford bookkeepers

At PBATS, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and quality bookkeeping service to all of our clients. We understand the importance of accurate bookkeeping and financial reporting and how it contributes to your personal and business success, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.

Local bookkeeping services

We provide comprehensive bookkeeping services all throughout Essex, in areas including but not limited to;

BasildonBrentwoodChelmsfordColchesterGraysHarlowRayleighSouthend On Sea & Witham

If you are looking for support from a professional bookkeeper in any of the above areas, contact us today for an exploratory chat!