Finance and Accounting 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, our dedicated team offer a quality service, tailoured to meeting your unique business needs.

What accounting services do we offer?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, whilst preparing year end accounts or VAT returns we’ll always suggest improvements or spot weaknesses in your systems or processes, the aim is to make your accounting functions as efficient as possible. 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 companies


Start-up businesses


Small owner-managed businesses


Medium sized businesses, Corporates


Private clients and individuals



Accounting FAQs

Meet our accounting experts

If you want to find out more or to discuss your specific business requirements, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our Chartered accountants in London and St Albans accountants below will be happy to help.

Neil Heyes Partner Rayner Essex

Neil Heyes


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Claire Barringer director of accounting solutions

Claire Barringer


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Roman Pathak director of accounting solutions

Roman Pathak


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Nicola Schofield cloud and digital solutions advisor

Nicky Scofield

Cloud & Digital Solutions Advisor

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