Chartered Accountants Essex
Welcome to Ascott Blake
Accounting shouldn’t be painful or time consuming! With a dedicated professional on board, the burden of managing your small business finances can be a thing of the past.
Whether you’re launching a start-up or are a business owner with years of experience, Ascott Blake can help. As chartered certified accountants serving Essex, we can support you with everything, from your day-to-day financial health to the nitty-gritty of tax planning and audits.
Welcome to Ascott Blake, chartered accountants in Essex
Are you looking for local accountants in Essex who can take the strain of accounting and help you to achieve your business goals? Ascott Blake is a chartered accountant firm, serving businesses throughout Essex from our office just half an hour away.
The county of Essex is one of the largest in England with one of the fastest growing populations. It’s easy to see its attraction, with its rolling countryside, quaint villages and large, cosmopolitan towns creating a vibrant and diverse place to live. The county has three cities within its boundaries, with Colchester recently being granted the honour, joining Chelmsford and Southend-On-Sea.
Despite the pandemic, Essex has a thriving local economy with over 100,000 small businesses. It is a hotbed of entrepreneurial spirit and a favoured location for many start ups. With the local property market continuing to grow apace, more and more investors and landlords are also moving into the area.
Perhaps the most compelling reason for locating to Essex is its position on the commuter belt. With major motorways and direct train routes providing an easy commute to the capital, it’s a perfect spot for workers looking for a more affordable cost of living and easy access to open spaces, of which Essex has in abundance.
Ascott Blake is pleased to work with many clients throughout Essex, and we welcome enquiries from all sorts of small businesses in the region.
Who we work with
If you run your own business, life can be exhausting enough as it is, without the hassle of staying on top of your finances. We understand that not everybody has the time – or patience! – for logging invoices, keeping up with VAT rules and filling out tax forms. That is where we can help.
Small business accountants Essex
At Ascott Blake, we support all sorts of small businesses in the Essex area with accounting services such as bookkeeping, tax returns, VAT returns, accounts preparation and cloud accounting. We also offer other valuable outsourced roles such as company secretaries.
Sole trader accountants Essex
Many small businesses begin life as sole traders. We can help take the mystery out of financial compliance for HMRC, support you with your tax returns and give you the benefit of plenty of hard-earned advice.
Limited company accountants Essex
If you’re a small business that has taken the ‘limited’ route, or indeed, are planning to transition to a limited company from a sole trader, our chartered accountants have the expertise you need.
If you are already registered as a limited company, then we can help you with a wide range of accounting services to give you back time to concentrate on your growing business.
What Ascott Blake can do for you!
There are many chartered certified accountants in the Essex area and indeed, the South of England, so you might be asking what sets us apart? We like to think it’s our excellent service.
Our team of highly qualified accountants offer a full range of professional services to clients at every stage of their business journey. We are a proactive and approachable bunch, with our customers’ needs firmly at heart.
We take pride in getting to know each client, supporting them in their long-term vision, assisting them in gaining control of their finances and ultimately, helping them thrive.
If you could benefit from the guidance of a professional accountant to help your company prosper, contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.
Essex accounting services
Within our experienced and diverse team of accountants, we possess excellent all-round knowledge, enabling us to fulfil every accounting need of companies in Essex, including:
Once we have established your needs, we can tailor the right package for your business. We employ a flexible pricing system with affordable fees to suit every budget.
Xero online accounting
Things have thankfully moved on since the huge paper trail created by traditional accountant services of old. Today, software like Xero can revolutionise the efficiency of your accounts giving you instant access to your finances wherever you are. And we might even save some trees while we’re at it!
Our experienced accountants have considerable expertise in helping companies transition to Xero Cloud accounting to manage their finances. We can give you the support and advice to make the switch confidently and in time for Making Tax Digital.
Tax accountants in Essex
Tax, and the various rules surrounding it, is often a source of great confusion for business owners. From VAT to corporation tax, tax planning and tax advice, our team will always have your back. We will help you to fully understand your tax liabilities, without the dreaded jargon.
We’ll help you navigate the pitfalls and ensure you only pay what you’re legally obliged to when it comes to your annual accounts or self-assessment for HMRC.
What’s more, we can offer savvy tax advice and actively save you money by identifying relevant deductions to make you more tax efficient.
Making Tax Digital (MTD)
Making Tax Digital for VAT is already live for most small businesses and will come in to force for income tax in April 2024. If you have questions about what is required of you under the new scheme, then we can offer sound guidance and ensure you are up to date with the latest rules and regulations.
If you are not yet equipped with the approved software required for Making Tax Digital, we can help you with the migration of your existing accounts or, to start from scratch.
CIS and Payroll services in Essex
If you’re a local construction company registered with the government’s Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), we can provide a full service to automate payslips and file the relevant documentation with HMRC.
Accountants in Essex with heart!
Ascott Blake is a firm supporter of local business in Essex. We genuinely care about the business success of each and every one of our clients and the quality of service provided to them. Whether you are a limited company, small business or sole trader, or if you just need help with your yearly taxes, we are here to advise you.
Ready to work together to improve your profitability?
Ascott Blake are standing by to add value to your Essex based company as your accountants and business advisors all rolled into one.
Whether you’re considering moving from traditional accounting services to the cloud, have a tax conundrum or need guidance on taking your business to the next level, we can provide the assurance and professional know-how to help your Essex business thrive.
Feel free to contact us at our Head Office today for more details on our accounting services and book a free consultation.
Ask us for advice!
Meet Adam Aziz - Chartered Accountant Essex
I founded Ascott Blake in 2016 after working in the city as Group Finance Director of the Ngage Recruitment Group (formerly Human Capital Investment Group). I initially trained and qualified with a major accountancy firm in London and started my commercial career heading up the finance function at TMF Group who are global outsourcers. I am a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
I wanted to set up a practice which was commercial and innovative to bring something new to clients rather than just a compliance service. I have focused on creating a service which makes us approachable and speaks in layman’s terms. I want to ensure my team takes control of our clients to really understand what they want to achieve so we can help them to achieve their dreams.
We have a range of clients from trades to large recruitment companies. My specialism is the recruitment sector however the team have a depth of experience across all industries and have gained valuable knowledge which we can pass to clients.