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We are able to prepare Accounts to trial balance which will assist your Accountant in the preparation of year end financial statements. Our cost efficient bookkeeping service will save you time and allow you to concentrate on the important task of running your business. Our bookkeeping service can be undertaken at your premises or we can collect the information and prepare your accounts at our offices.

Payroll & CIS

We offer a full payroll and CIS service which relieves you of the task of calculating staff wages. We will ensure all salaries, statutory payments and PAYE are processed correctly and we will notify you of your PAYE and NIC liability. We will also complete all necessary year end returns. Our service also includes RTI returns which we will file on your behalf.

Our CIS service will include filing your monthly return online and notifying you of the liability due in good time in order to meet HMRC deadlines.

Management Accounts

Management Accounts are an important tool for any business and this is another service we can provide. These can be provided on a monthly or quarterly basis and will provide important information such as profit or loss made, a balance sheet showing all assets and liabilities, profit margin analysis and comparisons. We will, of course, tailor all our reports to suit your individual needs.

Consultancy and Training Services

We are able to assist you with setting up an accounts/ bookkeeping system or review your current systems and advise on improvements that we feel may be of benefit to you. We can also offer training on most accountancy software including Sage, Quickbooks, Kashflow and Xero.

Legal Accounting

The Essex Bookkeeping Company is aware Solicitors need their bookkeeper to be fully conversant with the Solicitors Accounts Rules and the owner, Paul Dawson, has many years experience of dealing with Solicitors accounts and is aware of the importance of ensuring there are no breaches.


In respect of VAT, we can assist you and advise on your application to register for the correct VAT scheme for your business. We will prepare your VAT and EC sales list and file this online on your behalf.

Credit Control Services

We can set up a system and follow up your outstanding invoices on your behalf in order that settlement is received by you in a timely fashion.

Self Assessment Tax Return

For individuals we can complete your self assessment tax return on your behalf. We have relationships with several Accountants if you require more specialist advice or company accounts completed.