Janice Cope FCCA - Chartered Certified Accountant

Welcome to Janice Cope Accountants

We are a well-established firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and business advisors based in Chelmsford, Essex. We pride ourselves in offering a friendly, personalised and fixed fee service tailored to the diverse needs of each of our clients. Our clients come from a wide cross section of business sectors and individual backgrounds, all are equally important to us, and all receive the same excellent service. We enjoy a high rate of recommendations, which is testimony to our commitment and genuine interest in all of our clients.

Times are changing and we like to think we are an accounting firm that listens to our client's requirements and provides an individual package to meet their needs!

We pride ourselves on the support and advice we provide to small and new businesses to help them develop the frightening array of new skills required to run a business. We take the mystery out of it and explain everything in simple English.

We are Chartered Certified Accountants and as such are properly qualified members of the professional accounting body. Our practice is therefore regulated and properly insured.

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Our Services

Accounts Preparation

From your books and records we will prepare your annual accounts (or year end accounts) whether you operate as a Sole Trader, Partnership or through a Limited Company. They will also be invaluable for providing information about your business to financial institutions for example for mortgage applications. As part of this service we routinely advise you on ways to strengthen your record keeping that will assist you in meeting your statutory obligations with regards to VAT and your annual Tax Returns.

Tax Returns

HM Revenue and Customs (formerly the Inland Revenue) routinely issue a tax return to taxpayers whom they believe are receiving income:

or who have complex tax affairs such as company directors or higher rate taxpayers.

We use HMRC approved software and our own in-house expertise to:

Corporation Tax

We use HMRC approved software and our own in-house expertise to:

Company Formation

At Janice Cope we are able to check to see if the company name you require is available and form this company on your behalf. We are also able to help you manage your responsibilities and advise you of your requirements throughout the year.

Book Keeping and VAT

All businesses are required to keep accurate records for both taxation and VAT (Value Added Tax) purposes, the records also provide valuable information for managing your business. Most of our clients maintain their own records but we are pleased to advise you and/or train your staff, and we take particular care to set up a suitable system for all new businesses.

We are also able to provide a full bookkeeping service.


We use our expertise to advise you on all aspects of preparing payroll and to ensure compliance with legislation. We can also offer a complete payroll service to allow you to outsource this sometimes complex and time consuming task.