Accountants in London

If you’re looking for a chartered accountant firm in London with a great deal of experience and expert knowledge, then we can help. We’ve got over 50 years of experience serving the people and businesses of Central London and the surrounding areas, as well as UK wide and internationally.

At Rayner Essex, we strive to provide a partner-led, professional and friendly service to every organisation and private client we work with, supporting SMEs, large corporates and high net worth individuals. We’ll tailor our services to your specific needs, working with you to understand your personal and business requirements and offer solutions that can mitigate your tax exposure and compliance risks, and optimising your business.

Why choose Rayner Essex as your London Accountants?

Since first establishing in 1967, we’ve gained decades of experience and worked with many different types of businesses from various industry sectors.

Our experts support our clients with a full range of accountancy services, offering a quality service with a senior partner or director as a main point of contact to clients who value strong relationships with a commercially astute firm that they can trust. We constantly strive to make a difference to our clients businesses, helping them meet their goals and business objectives.

We’re dedicated to building strong client relationships, taking the time to really understand you and your business and how it functions, offering advice and adding value, leading your business into growth. We’re members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Financial Audit

Our accounting services in London

We offer a complete range of accounting services for you and your business. This includes:

What do our clients have to say about our accounting services?

“We have worked with Rayner Essex since setting up our limited company over five years ago. Since then, they have been efficient and absolutely trustworthy in the preparation of our annual accounts, and in providing advice and expertise to our small business across many different areas. We feel very lucky to have worked with Lucy Ghawss as our main contact consistently during this time.

Despite being a smaller client, we have always felt the highest priority. Regular check-ins and reminders of key upcoming dates have helped us keep our company finances on track. We find replies to our email enquiries are prompt and courteous, and that Lucy has always been willing to set up zoom and face-to-face meetings where a longer chat would be helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending Rayner Essex and Lucy Ghawss in particular!”

Rebecca Whewell, Director, Laurence Owen Ltd

“We transferred across to Rayner Essex after a positive recommendation from a a management consultant friend, and its been a transformative move for our firm. Its been a turbulent but positive time, we have experienced extremely fast growth, whilst dealing with covid-19 and the team at Rayner Essex have provided us with clarity and consistency at a time when it was sorely needed.

The key elements of our needs are handled efficiently Management Accounts, Annual Returns and payroll function for our 650 staff. But huge effort is made in understanding our actual business, its nuances and therefore the financial administration we require that’s bespoke to us and our customer offer. In this regard we have found a trusted confident and the guidance we need to process all that we do. We are here to stay”.

Peter Vohmann, CEO, Sidekick Facilities Management

Enquire Now

Contact us today

Fill out the following form and we will respond directly.

"*" indicates required fields

Click here to read our Privacy Policy
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Chartered Accountants offering audit, tax and advisory services in London

Rayner Essex provides a wide range of services and have expertise in various industry sectors. From accounting solutions to tax, payroll or other services, we have the expertise to act as a one stop shop for all your individual, business, accounting and advisory needs offering strategic advice that adds value, helping clients to achieve their business objectives.

Cloud Accounting

As cloud accounting continues to grow in popularity, we can advise you on the best software for your specific needs. We offer a range of foundation levels as well as add-ons for popular platforms, including Quickbooks, Xero and Sage. We’ll also provide ongoing support to ensure you’re able to use these platforms to their full potential. 

Accounting and Bookkeeping Solutions

Our accounting team has the knowledge and experience to ensure your business is able to run smoothly. Our team are experts in a wide range of areas, from bookkeeping support and year-end accounts preparation to VAT advice and tax efficiency.

Service Charge Accounts

Service charges change regularly, which is why you need a team that has real expertise and knowledge of this sector. At Rayner Essex, we’re authorised to sign Limited Company Accounts, so we can help make your life easier.


Our audit services make sure your accounts are carefully compliant with the relevant statutory and regulatory requirements. We’ll also identify any weaknesses and make recommendations for how you could improve, as well as offering an in-depth risk assessment service.

Corporate Tax 

UK laws can be particularly complicated. Our tax specialists will work with you to ensure your business is compliant in all the necessary areas of corporate tax. We can also provide advice relating to Research and Development tax relief, capital allowances and tax investigations. 

Personal and Private Tax

Our personal and private tax services include UK tax compliance, personal tax advice, residential property tax and estate planning. We understand that each of our clients have different needs, so our highly-experienced team will work with you to understand the specific support and services you require. 

Personal Tax Advice

Our personal tax accountants and experts are on hand to help with a variety of tax related services, so that you comply with statutory and regulatory requirements and  UK laws. These include UK Tax compliance services; such annual   tax returns, R&D relief claims, identifying tax planning opportunities, advice on residential properties and more. Whatever your tax query, our specialists are equipped to provide expert advice.

VAT Returns and Advice

Our team is very experienced in advising on a number of VAT areas from VAT registrations and quarterly reporting to Brexit, customs duties and corresponding with HMRC during a compliance check. Even if you have your own accountants and advisors, you may be in need of specific VAT advice relating to a specific transaction,  HMRC challenges, or tribunals.

Payroll Services

Our payroll service can be tailored to meet the needs of your business. At Rayner Essex, we can either provide a complete payroll service or specific, specialised services. Whether you need payment processing every week, month or year, we’re here to help make your payroll processes as accurate and efficient as possible.

Corporate Finance

If you’re looking to expand, restructure or sell your company, we can help make these transitions as smooth as possible. We also provide full business valuations and offer expert advice with management buyouts for businesses of all types and sizes.

International Expansion

Expanding your business overseas may seem like a daunting task, but our knowledgeable team can help make the process much more simple. As a UK member of INPACT, we are well placed to confidently meet the needs of our clients in multi-jurisdictions.

Which type of businesses do we work with?

Over the years, we’ve worked with a range of different businesses from every area of London. From large organisations and SMEs to sole traders and private clients, we deliver the same high-quality, partner-led service to each one of our clients working as their trusted advisors and delivering exceptional, jargon free advice.

We’ve also worked with businesses across a range of fields and industries, including manufacturing, professional services, hospitality, property, and entertainment to name but a few. Whatever sector you operate in, you can have a chat with our friendly team to discuss which of our services would be best for you.

Our accounting software partners

At Rayner Essex, we are accredited by a number of the most popular accounting platforms: Quickbooks, Xero, Sage and others. These software providers offer a variety  of benefits, making your accounting processes much more efficient, and enabling us to help tailor a solution to your specific needs.


Which business sectors do you specialise in?

Rayner Essex works with a wide range of businesses of various sizes and from multiple industry sectors including:


Sole traders




Limited companies


Start-up businesses


Small owner-managed businesses


Medium sized businesses, Corporates


Private clients and individuals



Contact us

Whatever business you are in, we can take time to learn about your business and build strong relationships that will add value. Our dedicated partner-led approach means that you will always receive timely and efficient advice from our Chartered Accountants and advisors, who have extensive experience and knowledge, always working hard to exceed all expectations.

Our offices are located in central London, within easy access to Euston, Kings Cross and Central London and conveniently located and easily accessible by train, London underground, and all major bus routes. 

Contact Rayner Essex London today to find out more about how our accounting services could help you. Call 020 7388 2641 or fill in the contact form below.

Tavistock House South,
Tavistock Square,

Tel: +44 (0)20 7388 2641


Contact us today

Fill out the following form and we will respond directly.

"*" indicates required fields

Click here to read our Privacy Policy
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.