Halstead Accountants

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You’ve reached Abacus Accountancy – a team of dynamic, forward-thinking accountants in Halstead who exist to do things differently.


We know that you dread doing your books. We understand that the prospect of doing your tax return doesn’t excite you. We get that managing your payroll responsibilities is a real chore.


That’s why we’re here.

We offer a full suite of accounting services for clients in Halstead who want to outsource their accounting and bookkeeping needs to a company they can trust. From handling those pesky tax returns and VAT returns to payroll management, day-to-day bookkeeping and comprehensive management accounting, our accountants in Halstead are here to ensure deadlines are met, staff are paid and you’re planning effectively for your financial future. We won’t just dip into your books every now and then, crossing our fingers that your ship won’t sink.


Our Halstead accountants take a distinctively proactive approach to our work; we’re always looking for new ways to save you time and make sure you’re running your business as cost-efficiently as possible.


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What makes our accountants in Halstead unique?

We’re not the new kids on the block. We’ve been providing expert accountancy services to clients in Halstead and the surrounding areas since 2005, when the company was founded by our director, Paul Pritchard. Ever committed to driving the business forward, Paul’s worked hard to source and retain some of the very best accounting talent around, so you can be sure that your figures and finances are in safe hands when you choose to work with Abacus!


We’ve won a lot of awards for our Essex-based accounting services, too. In both 2016 and 2017, our Halstead accountants were Invest in Finance Winners at the investorReview Financial Awards. We’ve also been mentioned in Steve Pipe’s book, The World’s Most Inspiring Accountants, which proves that our work is having a hugely positive impact on not only our clients’ businesses, but the community around us.


Talking of which, did you know that our accountants in Halstead are some of the greenest around? We’re constantly looking for new ways to reduce wastage, which is why we were listed as a finalist in the Green Essex Awards and given Highly Commended status from two other local eco awards schemes.

What systems do we use?

We use two of the planet’s most user-friendly accounting tools to manage our clients’ accounts: Zero and ReceiptBank.


Xero is a cloud-based accounting system that’s been specifically designed with small to medium sized businesses in mind. It’s Making Tax Digital compliant, and it allows us to access all the information we need to work on your reports and returns behind the scenes.


ReceiptBank allows you to capture photos of all your expense receipts, then store them safely and securely in the cloud. All this data can be instantly pushed straight into Xero, saving you tonnes of time on admin.


You can learn more about the systems we use on a daily basis here.

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Discover why we’re fast becoming the go-to accountancy firm for businesses in Halstead, Gosfield, Earls Colne and the surrounding areas.


Get in touch with the team at Abacus Accountancy now to discuss your accounting requirements in more detail.