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Top rated accountants in Essex

Starting your own business? We can help

We are an Essex based accountancy company specialising in working with startup businesses, small businesses and contractors. We are here to help you get your business up and running in the most cost effective manner possible.

If you are thinking of starting a business we can help you understand the benefits of forming a limited company, how to deal with HMRC and how to manage your expenses. We will provide you with easy to use software to track your cash flow and advise you on how to make your business as tax efficient and profitable as possible.

For contractors we can offer a low cost package that includes the running of regular payroll, dealing with HMRC and ensuring that all accounts and returns are filed correctly. For many contractors this is a much more cost effective solution than using an umbrella company.

Welcome to Pinnacle Accountancy

Hi, I’m Richard Jobling, Director at Pinnacle Accountancy Limited. We are delighted to be recognised as one of the top rated accountancy firms in Essex.

Don’t take my word for it, see a sample of some of our reviews below, or click through to read more reviews on Google.

Need accountancy help? 

Reach out to my team and they will be happy to discuss your situation and offer you a package that will delight you!


Richard Jobling

Top Rated Accountancy Reviews On Google

11:58 06 May 22
Truly a “one stop shop” for all of your business needs! Hashim and James are a pleasure to deal with.
Naomi BrownNaomi Brown
19:19 04 May 22
If I could give less than 1 star I would. STAY WELL AWAY. Myself and 4 others I recommended used them and what happened? we ALL got fines. They do not support, help or guide you. They submit documents WITH OUT showing you draft copies. No accountability and their so called fantastic system book keeping software does not work. You have to re do things 5+ times and even then its a Russian roulette. They are beyond a joke. Never experienced such lack of professionalism. How on earth they are still in business is beyond me -scamming poor innocent people who do not know any better.Use them at your peril!
max maymax may
17:06 09 Feb 22
Can't recommend enough. They have helped me set up my own company from scratch. I didn't know there was so much to setting up your own company and hiring employees! luckily they've helped with all of it.
10:27 24 Jan 22
Pinnacle have been my accountants for over 6 years for my consultancy business and have been excellent. I would highly recommend them for both those who are starting up a new business or have established businesses. Whilst excellent value, the most important attributes for my business was the quality of advice, levels of integrity, competence and professionalism. Equally, they are highly responsive, engaging and supportive, successfully navigating my business through what can be challenging and complex legislative requirements, which can have significant detrimental ramifications for businesses if not managed appropriately.
Stuart McDonaldStuart McDonald
19:21 21 Jan 22
James and Hashim have looked after my accounts for the last year and have been great. Friendly and Polite, they will always answer any questions I have, which as a new business owner is very much appreciated!
Ian HicksIan Hicks
16:39 21 Jan 22
Pinnacle Accountancy have done a great job of handling all my taxes both business and personal. They are alway there to help answer my questions and provide expert advice.
James and the team at Pinnacle are absolutely brilliant. They have helped me, a first time business owner, navigate the complexities of VAT returns, PAYE and everything in-between. No question is too silly and their expertise and willingness to go above and beyond to explain things to me has made managing my company finances a smooth process. Highly recommended.
13:48 11 Jul 21
Thoroughly satisfied with level of professional services provided by Pinnacle Accountancy Limited, staff are extremely helpful and patient especially for new comers starting their business. Communication is clear and concise, there is always a willingness to break down the jargon and provide easy to understand information. Particularly enjoyed using their finance tracking app, made it easy to keep track of the company accounts through my mobile.
Elsa MajumdarElsa Majumdar
23:58 16 Jan 21
Professional, seamless service!Sucessfully managing a business means that you must surround yourself with specialised professionals to attend to areas of the business with which you are not familiar with / are not an expert on yourself.When it comes to accountancy there is no room for guessing; you must get it right!I have been working with Pinnacle Accountancy for nearly 2 years and I am super pleased with their work ethic - prompt and accurate response, whilst being personal and friendly. Filing is done on time which is crucial. In essence Pinnacle Accountancy removes a huge weight off my shoulders. I never worry about accountancy, and basically limit my involvement to action Pinnacle's instructions / guidelines whenever needed.I find Pinnacle Accountancy's to be an invaluable support to my business and hence cannot recommend them enough!
David ChadwickDavid Chadwick
08:21 22 Sep 20
A professional accountancy who are highly responsive, with call backs within half an hour of making a request. Polite and professional staff who are always punctual with the day to day accountancy requirements.
Frankie DFrankie D
18:06 01 Aug 20
When I started my small business, I can honestly say that I did not have a clue about all the jargon and various reports that needed to be filed at Companys House and with HMRC. However, being with Pinnacle changed all that, Hashim (my account) is just amazing. As well as providing accounting services, tutorials on using the accounting software and debunking the jargon on reports are just brilliant, making all aspects of my business easy to understand. After my tutorials, I have much a clearer understanding on what I need to do to for my business to succeed. Honestly, Hashim and James …. THANK YOU so much. Frances
Luke VineyLuke Viney
08:55 11 May 20
Been with this accountancy company now for over 5 years. No problems at all. Makes running my business a lot easier. Professional, great communication, great advice. I personally would recommend.

Fixed Fee Accountancy Services

If you are looking for startup accountants in Essex, we are the experts.

Many high street accountants will charge you an hourly rate for their work. We do things differently. Because we work with startups and contractors we know that keeping costs to the minimum is often a priority. That is why we operate on a fixed fee model. We will assess your business and work out what accountancy work you will need during the year. We will then break down that cost into a manageable monthly amount so that you can spread the cost over the year, rather than being lumbered with a big accountancy bill at the end of the year.

Our Services

No-fuss support

Are you starting a new business and need accountancy support? Or maybe you are a contractor or freelancer who needs basic but professional accountancy services? We are an expert team of accountants in Essex who provide simple no-fuss accountancy services which we tailor to your specific needs

Bespoke services

Our range of specialist accountancy services includes everything that you need to run your business smoothly and efficiently: Employee payroll, bookkeeping, VAT registration and VAT returns, company accounts and tax returns -as well as personal tax returns.

Our approach is flexible and bespoke – so we only provide the services you need – and that is all you pay for.

Fixed fees: guaranteed

Many high street accountants will charge you an hourly rate for their work. We do things differently.

Because we only work with start-ups, small businesses and contractors, we know that keeping costs to a minimum is your priority. That is why we operate on a fixed fee model. We will assess your business and work out what accountancy work you will need during the year. This cost is then broken down into a manageable monthly amount so that you can spread the cost over the year and avoid a major bill at the end.   

Our friendly and professional team

Our friendly and professional accountancy experts are here to provide advice and guidance on all your accountancy queries.

We have been working as accountants in Essex for more than ten years, supporting small businesses and contractors – so whatever accountancy support you need – we can help.

Accessible and available

Working from our offices in central Chelmsford, we support a range of customers throughout the county. You may like to visit us in person for a face to face meeting – or we are always available by telephone or email when you need help or advice, and all of our clients can benefit from the latest cloud based bookkeeping and accountancy software which is available with all of our packages.

Why choose us

  • Save time and money with fast access to just the services that you need
  • Fixed prices and low costs. We never charge by the hour
  • Bespoke accountancy services – tailored to your requirements
  • Friendly and professional support
  • State of the art accountancy technology
  • Located in the heart of Essex

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We focus on creating the best solutions for your business – Contact us today to find the accountancy partner you have been looking for.

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