Accounting Solution Services

We’re good with numbers, but also with advice

Our highly skilled team of bookkeepers and accountants are meticulous experts, but they’ll also provide you with informed recommendations in plain English. From bookkeeping support to business plans or tax returns and statutory requirements to year-end planning, we offer a partner-led service, tailoured to meeting your unique business needs. We have a personal approach and work with you to develop a deep understanding of your business. Our team has decades of experience, allowing us to act as your finance department, without the full-time salaries

What accounting services do we offer?

Year-end accounts preparation

Meet compliance requirements with accurate, reliable accounts. Our team will share easy-to-understand figures that actually benefit your business whilst offering advice on bookkeeping technology to make your life easier.

Bookkeeping support and outsourced services

Do you need full or partial bookkeeping? System set-up? Or expert training for your employees? From account reconciliation to invoicing, payroll and reporting our virtual finance team can take care of everything. Keeping accurate financial records and having an organised system is an integral part of good accounting, however this can be very time consuming. We’ll take the time to understand your current business processes and the key information you need to maintain, and then set up or fine-tune an accounting system to perfectly suit your needs. Rayner Essex can handle this for you, taking away the hassle from keeping financial accounts, and freeing your time, so that you can focus on what you know best, running your business.

VAT advice and VAT return preparation

Our team takes care of compliance issues, giving you peace of mind. From VAT returns to tax reporting, we can offer advice to ensure you understand the basics, allowing your business to grow, whilst remaining fully compliant.

Management accounts

Get a clear view of your business and where it’s heading, we help take away the stress of management reporting, helping you to monitor your finances and improve your performance, enabling you to better analyse trends and, make better informed strategic decisions for growth and diversification of your business. Unlike annual accounts, management accounts are personalised by you, according to your specific business requirements, providing you with an up-to-date view of your business and putting you in control of your finances.

Business plans

Are you looking to start a brand-new business? Or embarking on a new project that needs external funding? Or you may simply want to better manage your cash flows or help grow your business.  Either way, we can provide the business plans and cash flow forecasts you need to ensure your venture is viable, attractive to potential investors and on the path to profitable growth.

Tax efficiency

With the help of our tax, payroll and company secretarial services, we can provide expert guidance on remuneration strategy and exit planning. We’ll also help you to evaluate the best combination of drawing a salary and taking dividends.

Cloud accounting and apps

Benefit from everything in one secure location with cloud accounting – access your accounts remotely from anywhere in the world with the added security of data stored on the cloud.

Why use accounting services from Rayner Essex?

With over 50 years of experience providing accounting services for our clients, we know a thing or two about providing an unbeatable professional service with a personal touch. We take the stress away from keeping up-to-date with regulatory requirements whilst giving you peace of mind that your accounting systems are fully optimised. For example, when carrying out audits, we’ll always suggest improvements and spot weaknesses for fraud, bolstering your financial security. Going further than just the statutory requirements, we work closely with you, helping you to improve your overall business performance.

At Rayner Essex, we help you to stay up to date with changing regulations, such as Making Tax Digital requirements. Being accredited partners of most of the highly respected cloud computing providers, we can work with you to choose cloud applications that are tailored to your specific business requirements, offering a bespoke solution and seamless transition. 

We also give our clients direct access to our senior team so that any questions or concerns can be addressed right away. Having worked with businesses of all sizes, we understand the different accounting needs of small to large companies. Yet all businesses need accurate, timely and reliable financial information to make informed decisions – this is something your dedicated team will always have to hand.

What type of businesses can benefit from our accounting services?

Rayner Essex work with a wide range of businesses of various sizes and sectors.

Sole traders


Limited Liability companies

SMEs, start-up businesses

Small owner-managed businesses

Medium sized businesses, Corporates


Private clients and individuals

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Meet our accounting experts

Neil Heyes Partner Rayner Essex

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Claire Barringer director of accounting solutions

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Roman Pathak director of accounting solutions

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