Practical Bookkeeping Services

Your One Stop Solution For Bookkeeping, New Business Start-Up, Consultancy, Mentoring, Business Development And Management.

Practical Bookkeeping Services
People Based




At PBS its people who matter most, we pride ourselves on building lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships with all our clients. By empowering those we work for and upholding the values of trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty we aim to deliver a service built on mutual friendship and respect. 


Insured with professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance provided by QDOS 

DBS Checked and validated employees

Fully compliant with MLR and anti-bribery requirements as per the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) 2017 and The Bribery Act 2010 - our HM Treasury appointed supervisory authority for MLR is the ICB

GDPR compliant and ICO registered

ICB accredited Bookkeeper

HMRC agents for TAX, VAT, CIS and Payroll

Certified to carry out Independent Charity Examinations

Business Development Manager is a member of the CMI

Fully managed migration service from your current software/bookkeeper

All bookkeeping, accounts and payroll services are inclusive of the relevant Sage cloud based software – you pay no subscription charges at all.

Cloud based data storage for remote client access and retrieval via SSL/TLS secured communications and AES encrypted data storage - clients can view their data or upload/download files from anywhere in the world, whilst being safe in the knowledge that they are professionally stored and secured. Local document collection service (30 mile radius from our location)

Please see our FAQ's page to view copies of all our relevant certification and approvals along with our data protection and privacy policy.

About PBS 

Customer Service

PBS was formed around a simple, yet unique idea - the combination of both bookkeeping and business development into one combined service solution. Normally you would need to secure the services of a bookkeeper to control your financials, and a business consultant to assist in setting up or growing your business. 

By aligning the two services PBS offers a USP not seen in either traditional bookkeepers or business consultants.
Here at PBS we understand business and we understand what matters to you, the client. That is why our services are both scalable and bespoke to your needs. You need only engage us on the exact services you require in any combination. No job is too big or too small. Browse the sections below to get further information on the many ways in which we can help you comply, evolve, stay relevant and deliver success.

We pride ourselves on being approachable, affordable, efficient, knowledgeable and honest. Above all else PBS is here to build relationships with clients – not simply to get the job done but to forge alliances built on integrity, loyalty and friendship.

Our Services

Institute Of Certified Bookkeepers

Licence Number 23869


Tax Services 

At PBS we can analysis and submit all of your tax returns - become your agent with HMRC and deal directly with them on your behalf. Thus saving you money, time and resources.

VAT Services

PBS can handle all aspects of your VAT from advice to submission. We can ensure the treatment of your VAT shown on your VAT returns is applied correctly and accurately. We can also register you if you are not already registered. 

Payroll Services

PBS can process all aspects of your Payroll, regardless of how many staff you employ. We will ensure your RTI submissions to HMRC are processed and submitted in a timely manner.  We can process weekly, fortnightly, 4 weekly, monthly, or annual payrolls and handle all statutory payments including maternity/paternity pay, sick pay etc. We can also handle any direct deductions such as student loans or attachments of earnings.  

CIS Returns

PBS can produce all the statutory CIS documentation and make timely submittals directly to HMRC. As well as making those submittals we can also ensure that all your sub-contractors are verified as per HMRC legislation. If you do not have employees and only use sub-contractors, we can process the required null RTI payroll submission to HMRC as part of your CIS return.

Bookkeeping And Accounts Services

Let PBS become your outsourced accounts department and free up your valuable time and resources to run your business effectively. With over 25 years’ experience we have the skills, knowledge, and dedication to deliver a seamless and faultless service to you. From start to end we can take care of it all – purchasing, sales, invoicing, bank reconciliations, VAT returns, profit and loss and everything else in between. All using the very latest cloud based technology.

Year End Compliance

At PBS we can carry out all your yearend compliance reporting. Self-assessment Tax returns, profit and loss accounts, balance sheet preparation and full trial balance reconciliation all in one affordable, professional package.

Chartered Management Institute

Membership Number:P04983507


 New Business Start-Up

Often the hardest part of starting your own business is  knowing how to get your ideas off the ground. At PBS we have helped launch many successful businesses through a simple combination of coaching, SMART planning and clear and precise information that is based on your own unique circumstances and is data driven.

Mentoring And Coaching

Whether you are starting out or running an established business, we all need coaching from time to time – learning and evaluating are key to evolving which itself is the root of survival in the fast passed world of business. And if you are a sole trader, then you are your business. At PBS we create bespoke mentoring plans, with learning aimed at your own experiences, each plan tailored to deliver results for you and you alone.

Website Design And Hosting

Does your business have its own website? If the answer is no, we can offer a website building service that is tailored to your exact needs - displays the data you wish to promote and is optimised, secure and visible. With one easy package that covers all fees we can host, build and promote your website with a hassle free effective service allowing you to request content updates anytime you wish – no hidden charges and no hassle – just your website done your way.

Marketing And Advertising

Not sure how to market your business? At PBS we can help get you on the right path with a hassle-free marketing service that is geared towards both your own target audience and the formats that work best in your sector. We can create and manage content  for you on social media, in printed formats, on review sites or your own webpage – or simply set up templates for you to use yourself. Whatever content or marketing advice you are after, PBS can deliver a tailor made solution centred around you.

Data Analysis

Data is the lifeblood of any business – without data we are literally blind. But data alone is not enough, it’s the information that we derive from analysing that data that gives us the foresight we need to stay ahead of the game. At PBS we have over 30 years of data analysis experience, be it financial data, sales data, stock and inventory data, Quality data, whatever that data is we can derive the trends and the information your business needs to be proactive and stay ahead of the curve.

Business Plans 

Every business needs a plan. At PBS we can compile yours to display all the relevant data, targets and goals in one professional presentation. Weather it’s for internal management use, to drive training, to target growth or to support further funding, PBS can ensure your data works for you and maps the road ahead.

Training Services 

In addition to carrying out the above, PBS also offers an extensive range of bespoke training on any of these features to ensure that your own staff can carry them out where applicable, or to provide ongoing support to the relevant tasks internally. The training can be on any aspect of the services we offer - from setting up the relevant software such as Sage, to implementing and managing ongoing compliance, analysis or continuous improvement.

Client Reviews

Karen - Training Service Provider Essex

PBS have been managing our Accounts Department for approximately 15 years.

They are very efficient and reliable and offer advice and support with any accounting matters.

PBS have a flexible attitude to attending the office and can be contacted via email or telephone if required.

I am happy to recommend the services of this company.

Donna - Equestrian Centre Owner - Essex

PBS have been doing my accounts and bookkeeping for many years and I am totally satisfied with the service they provide. They are friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services. 

TJ Electrical - Electrical Contractor Essex

PBS have always done my accounts and helped with the growth of my business since the day I started up, they are skilled and efficient and give great advice and help. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them, they ensure my submittals are always on time and help me manage and develop my business. No other company I know offers this range of services to cover both my accounts and the development of my business as a whole.

Ken - Building Contractor - Essex

PBS are our plain talking, constructive business advisors and bookkeepers and have been so for many years. They are extremely efficient at finding cost effective solutions and managing company finances and performance. They have greatly enhanced and organised my business and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Office Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
07:00 - 17:00

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