Accountants in St. Albans, Hertfordshire

At Rayner Essex, we’ve served the people and businesses of Hertfordshire, London and beyond for more than 50 years from our branches located in St Albans and in London. 

We’re trusted by businesses of all sizes across the Hertfordshire region as expert chartered accountants, and our reputation is built on two things — our meticulous attention to detail, and our dedication to providing a professional and friendly service. We appreciate that your business is your livelihood, so we take the time to understand exactly what you do and what you value the most.

Why choose Rayner Essex as your accountant in St Albans?

  • Our experience lays the foundations for everything that we do. Five decades of working with all types of business means we understand the best approach for yours.
  • Our team’s expertise in accountancy is second to none, and we attract the best people with a comprehensive range of specialisms. We take pride in what we do and constantly strive to learn as the industry continues to develop. 
  • We are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and INPACT, an International Alliance of Professional Accountants.

Our Accounting Services in St Albans

What do our clients say about Rayner Essex?

“I’ve been working with Claire and her team at Rayner Essex for several years now and have found every person I’ve dealt with there unfailingly helpful, kind and generous. They’ve seen me and my small business through good years and bad, guiding, advising and nurturing, going above and beyond what you’d expect of an accountant. Highly recommended.” 

– R Chapman

“Rayner Essex advised us in relation to an MBO we did several years ago and have provided accountancy, tax and payroll support since.  I can thoroughly recommend the friendly, responsive and knowledgeable service.” 

– T Glinka

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Chartered Accounting Services in Hertfordshire

Our services cover a diverse set of specialisms which continue to expand, in order to reflect the changing ways our clients do business and conduct their accounting. 

Accounting solutions

Our accounting team has all the knowledge and experience needed to help you keep your business running smoothly. From year-end accounts preparation and bookkeeping support through to tax efficiency and VAT advice, we can assist with a wide range of administrative tasks.

Cloud accounting

This flexible online form of accounting is growing fast. We can advise you on some of the most commonly used software, such as Quickbooks, Xero and Sage, and ensure you are using it to its full potential as well as provide ongoing support.


An audit gives you the peace of mind you need to focus on making your business a success. We can ensure that your accounts are compliant with requirements, identify any weak spots and make personal recommendations for improvements, as well as offering a risk assessment service.

Personal and Private Tax

Our personal and private tax services range from helping you to set up your own business or assisting you with your self-assessment tax return, to protecting wealth for your family, leaving or moving to the UK and planning for the future. 

Corporate Tax and VAT

VAT can become complicated depending on what your business does — so it’s worth having expert assistance to keep on top of developments such as Brexit which could lead to errors. We can help with your monthly calculations or perform a full VAT assessment every few years. We can also offer advice and assistance with tax investigations and identifying areas for tax relief such as EIS and R&D tax relief.

Corporate Finance

Whether you are looking to expand, restructure or sell your company, our practical advice can help you to make these milestone corporate transactions a success. We also offer full business valuations and advice with management buyouts for businesses of all sizes.

International Accounting

Expanding your business overseas for the first time can bring with it a number of potential hurdles. Our membership of INPACT, a global alliance of carefully selected accounting firms, allows us to offer first-class advice on international taxation, from local accounting advice to cross-border acquisitions.

Payroll Services

Our payroll service is tailored to the needs of your business, covering as much or as little as you want. We can provide year-end tax processing and submissions, delivery of payslips, P45s and P60s, workplace pension support, PAYE health checks and more.

Service Charge Accounts

We can help landlords and agents to prepare service charge accounts for tenants — a highly specialised area that requires expert understanding. We are authorised to sign Limited Company Accounts, and have extensive experience of working alongside companies that collect ground rents and service charges.

Who do we work with?

Across the towns and villages of Hertfordshire, including St Albans, Hatfield, Stevenage, Hitchin, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City, Letchworth Garden City and Harpenden, we are trusted by companies of all sizes in a wide range of sectors to guide them on the road to success.

The clients we serve come from a diverse range of fields, and they include industry and manufacturing, professional services, retail and hospitality, arts and the entertainment sector. They range in size from national and international corporations to smaller professional practices, partnerships, sole traders and self-employed people. We consistently deliver the same high standards and level of service across all of our clients.

Contact us

Contact Rayner Essex St Albans today to find out more about what our accounting experts could do for you, by calling 01727 833 222.

Faulkner House,
Victoria Street,
St Albans,

Tel: +44 (0)1727 833222