Bookkeeping and Payroll in Essex

We can help you and your business with the following

Cloud Bookkeeping

Cloud Bookkeeping

VAT

VAT

Payroll

Payroll

ABOUT US

MR Books was founded in 2012 by Misha Rosenthall, who has worked in the bookkeeping sector since 2008. Misha recognised that an increasing number of small businesses were intimidated by their accountants and wanted a friendlier approach to help them make sense of their numbers.

The company has gone from strength to strength ever since. MR Books now counts a number of prominent Essex businesses as clients, and is a leading subcontractor for a large Essex-based accountancy practice. The MR Books client base is varied with clients including building services, public houses, web design and retail services, to name a few.

Charlie Harris joined the company as a Business Administration Apprentice in 2016. He passed his apprenticeship with flying colours and was offered a permanent position as Bookkeeping Assistant in 2017. He is currently studying for the AAT Level II Qualification.

Misha strives to provide an excellent all round bookkeeping and payroll service, and will always take the time to help clients with any questions. MR Books pride themselves on never charging for additional phone calls or email assistance, and want clients to feel that they can make contact at any time; without fear of hidden fees.

The world of bookkeeping and accountancy is constantly changing. Misha keeps up with these changes by embracing cloud bookkeeping software and other innovative processing solutions that save clients time and money.

The company seeks to provide a service that is seamless and hassle-free, so clients can get on with running their business in the knowledge that their bookkeeping is in safe hands.

MR Books is owned and operated by Misha Rosenthall AICB CB.Cert PM Dip.

Associate of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Practice Licence Holders
Certified Payroll Manager
Certified Xero Advisers
Fully Insured
Money Laundering Regulations Compliant

Misha

Misha

Charlie

Charlie

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OUR SERVICES CLICK ON THE SERVICES TO DISCOVER MORE INFORMATION

  • We offer a full and comprehensive bookkeeping service that keeps your records up to date throughout the year. This service is available to Sole Traders, Partnerships, UK Limited Companies and Not-For-Profit Organisations.

    All our bookkeeping packages include –

    All sales and purchase invoices recorded
    Sales ledger reconciled
    Purchase ledger reconciled
    All bank statements recorded and reconciled
    Petty cash recorded and reconciled
    Wage journals and any other relevant journals posted

  • We are proficient in the following software –

    Sage, Quickbooks, Kashflow, Xero, Freeagent, Microsoft Office Accounting.
    MR Books offers a bespoke bookkeeping service that is affordable to everyone. We pride ourselves in not charging extortionate fees for our work and if there is something you can do yourself to bring your bill down we will always tell you.

  • Self Assessment returns submitted if applicable. 

  • We can help you with registering and deregistering for VAT. We will also submit your VAT return for you, sending you a copy and a breakdown of the return each quarter. If you are below the VAT registration threshold at present we will monitor it for you and let you know if you need to register for VAT.

  • MR Books is a fully RTI compliant practice. We offer payroll services weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly. Payroll details can be telephoned or emailed through, and we return payslips, payroll summaries, and PAYE payable details ASAP. Additionally, we provide and maintain holiday calculations for all employees.

    We have extensive payroll experience and we are also auto enrolment trained.

    We do not charge per payslip or employee, we charge an agreed fixed price each month so you never get an unexpected bill.

  • If you already have your own bookkeeping software but feel you aren’t making the best use of it, feel free to contact us for some training – we can attend your premises and spend a few hours with you explaining exactly how to make your software work for you!

  • Ensuring all of your processes are set up when you first start your business ensures it carries on running smoothly.

    We can help you set up the following –
    Register as a sole trader
    Register as a Ltd Company
    VAT Registration
    PAYE for employers registration

    Starting up with your chosen bookkeeping software and how to maintain it effectively.

  • We are professionally connected to a variety of accountancy firms. Should you wish to find an accountant or if you are not happy with your current one, we can highly recommend a number of different firms. Please contact us for more details.

Free collection of records from Chelmsford, Basildon, Southend and surrounding areas

TESTIMONIALS

  • 5⭐ service. Always there for guidance, totally professional book keeper. Would highly recommend.

    Rachel Lipscombe
  • Professional, efficient and great value for money. Couldn’t ask from more from a bookkeeper, highly recommended.

    Abigail Danielle Martin-Coldwell
  • ‘Over the years of working with MR Books, I can safely say that there is no one I’d rather work with. Not only is their work exemplary and have taken the burden off of countless clients of their bookkeeping, but they are consummate professionals and approach everything they do with a friendly manner. Nothing is too much trouble for Misha and her team and i have complete confidence in everything she does. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone’.

    Adam Cohen, ACCA
  • ‘I don’t know what I’d do without Misha, she reminds me to send over my payroll when I’m busy and the helpful links and updates that she sends over keep me up to date with what’s changing and what I need to do. It’s a huge weight off my shoulders knowing she is there to help with anything I need’.

    Izzie – ReLoved Home
  • I first met Misha when she helped me out during my Maternity Leave, she took on my clients, doing their monthly bookkeeping and payroll. She is now covering for me again on Maternity Leave, and I know I don’t have to worry as she has taken over seamlessly once again. I find her to be professional, reliable, and so easy to deal with and she has a great sense of humour. Her knowledge is impressive, and I think she has achieved a lot for someone of her age. I have looked for quite a few bookkeepers to help me out over the years and no one has been as good as Misha.

    Nicola Curtis
  • Misha has been a huge support to the Bradwell on Sea Community Shop. She was asked to take over keeping the books for the shop at a time when the business was growing rapidly. She helped put systems in place and provided regular financial information – from the beginning going the extra mile to make up for the fact that the whole business relied heavily on volunteers. Her contribution has been enormous –and the fact that she has done this with great good humour while building her own business is a tribute to her drive and ambition.

    Bob Jobbins, Treasurer, Bradwell-on-Sea Community Shop
  • MR Books have been a breath of fresh air, professional, prompt and a joy to work with. I would 100% recommend Misha and her team!

    Alan Green – BA. Arch, Dip. Arch, Director – A9 Architecture Limited
  • Misha rescued us from our previous accountants and managed to rectify two years worth of error filled books. We have developed a great working relationship through her meticulous attention to detail and thorough understanding of our business. It is rare to find a bookkeeper who is invested in her customers to this degree - wholeheartedly recommend!

    Five Miles London Limited

We are always on the look out for talented and motivated individuals who would like to work with us. Please feel free to send us a CV!

 
Send us a Message
Contact Information
Unit 15 Mildmay House, Foundry Lane, Burnham on Crouch, Essex, CM0 8BL
01621 776206
misha@mrbooks.net

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Super excited for this on Wednesday!
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This event has been planned to help local business owners improve their social media presence.
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Our friend Phil from @hecreative has a slot too and he’s jolly good at all things social media, well worth coming along to in my opinion 😁
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Royal Corinthian BOC
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This is always a popular topic! Hope it helps ❤️
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📍STOP working for people that don’t pay. I see this a lot - “oh but they’re my main client, they are terrible at paying on time” - other businesses of course, have cash flow issues. We all do. Is this your problem? NO! Stop it. Your time is better spent finding clients that do pay you on time. You’re not getting paid for the work you do or did promptly enough, so is your time not better spent finding work that does pay on time?
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📍Set clear boundaries from the beginning. Agree a price, or hourly rate, make it clear when you’re going to invoice and what your payment terms are. Be upfront and be clear that if you are not paid, the work isn’t done.
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📍Don’t be scared of taking a deposit - essential for people that book appointments etc - this protects your time and tends to filter out time wasters
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📍Take advantage of the stuff that’s out there. GoCardless is fab for freelancers and reoccurring payments with a small fee. iZettle is good to offer so people can pay by card. Are your bank details on your invoice?
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📍Use cloud accounting to invoice people. This saves you time at the end of the year so you don’t have to collate all your sales invoices, and most cloud software automatically sends invoice reminders. Make sure you set the payment terms up properly!
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📍Be on the ball with credit control. Invoice not paid by the due date? Send an email reminding the customer of your wonderful clear and concise payment terms mentioned above. Still no payment? Phone em up! People are busy, sometimes it just takes a quick call.
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📍Have a plan. If none of that works, CPA (Credit Protection Association) have helped several of my clients with debt chasing.
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By prior agreement MR Books can offer a credit control service to clients, so we can do a lot of that for you, if you need us to ❤️
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1. Let us do it. The end! Haha. Just kidding.
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Payroll regulations have tightened up majorly over the last few years. Employers are now obligated to send real time information (RTI) to HMRC. If you don’t send them in on time you get a fine.
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Payroll software is pretty comprehensive these days, you can look at single user versions of Brightpay, Xero has a great payroll add on too, so does Quickbooks Online. Or you can keep it simple with HMRC Basic PAYE tools, which is clunky but does the job and is free.
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Anyhooo, firstly, don’t forget to register as an employer with HMRC and get your payroll reference numbers.
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1. Take copies of your employees ID and ensure you retain proof of right to work in the UK.
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2. If your employee does not have a P45 from their previous job, ensure they complete an HMRC New Starter Declaration, formerly known as a P46.
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3. Check your staging date with the Pensions Regulator
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4. Enter your employee info into your payroll software making sure you follow the instructions specific to the software you’re using.
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5. You can run your payroll! Once you’ve entered the salary info for your employee you should be good to finalise your payroll and send your RTI return to HMRC. Make sure you’ve entered your pension scheme details and sent out all pension related correspondence if applicable. Don’t forget your EPS to claim your employment allowance ☺️
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6. Submit your pension schedule to your chosen provider. Some software submits this for you.
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7. Send payslips to your employees! Since payslips contain sensitive personal information we always recommend password protecting any emailed payslips.
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8. You need to ensure you update any employee tax codes per HMRC correspondence. We also recommend keeping a track of holiday pay as you go to avoid any upsets there.
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9. You also need to complete a declaration of compliance with the Pensions Regulator to ensure you have met your legal obligations.
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10. Don’t forget to pay your PAYE by the 22nd of the following month.
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Phew! There’s a lot more to payroll than people realise. We happily assist employers that just need a few questions answering or any help getting set up ❤️
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Do you hear me!
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Taking full advantage of a double small child and baby nap to get some payrolls done ahead of time this morning.
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My annual director only payroll list is top of my to do list this month, only 100 to do 😅
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Then this week I’m going to be doing my MTD advisor course with Xero to get my lovely badge.
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Bit worried about MTD? DM & I can help ❤️
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