• “Running a small business means you have to be extra careful about where you spend money. MCL are well worth every penny. With fixed fee services, you know exactly what you’re getting.”

    Jazz Walia – Brand IT Guru
  • "I would recommend MCL, as I know people are always pleased with the excellent service they receive. They are a firm of accountants who are not only competent and hard-working, but honest and friendly."

    Daniel Benham – Managing Director, Tendo Solutions Ltd
  • "It’s very important for me to know that our accounts are in the hands of trusted, professional and a reliable firm, and that we benefit from knowledge and advice to make the accounting process as smooth as possible."

    Danny Madigan – Managing Director, MadiganGill Group

Why us

MCL is a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex that offer accounts, taxation, payroll, business advisory and support services to a wide range of small businesses and individuals.

We aim to help you pay less tax and increase your wealth whilst freeing up your valuable time so you can concentrate on growing your business.

Fixed Fees

Our fixed fee quotes are detailed and agreed in advance of the work so that you know where you stand. We offer the option to be charged on an hourly basis for those that prefer it.

Unlimited Phone Support

You can call as much as you need, without charge. It can be about anything – tax, business ideas, whatever you need. If you need help and we can provide it on the phone, it’s FREE.

Paperwork, sorted

Paperwork can be stressful for many owners who just want to get on with running their business. We can take care of book-keeping and payroll, as well as the normal annual accounts and tax work.

Work On Time, Every Time

As long as information is provided on time, accounts are guaranteed for completion within 30 days, phone calls and e-mails returned within 24 hours max but usually sooner.

Free Initial Tax Review

To identify all the tax planning opportunities you are not presently taking advantage of.

Free Tax Tips

We send our clients regular tax tips, news and guideance to help you pay less tax.

Why MCL?

Watch our video about what MCL can do for your business.

Tailored Packages

All packages can be tailored to your individual needs, with prices agreed in advance so you know exactly what you’re getting for your money.



per month on average

  • Self Assessment Tax Return
  • Free tax planning advice
  • Comprehensive annual tax review
  • Full access to our website resources and tools

Self Employed


per month on average

  • Free Start up Advice
  • Year End Accounts
  • Self Assessment Tax Return
  • Business Cashflow forecasting template
  • Free tax planning advice
  • Comprehensive annual tax review
  • Full access to our website resources and tools

Limited Companies


per month on average

  • Free Incorporation
  • Start up advice
  • Assistance with setting up a business bank account
  • Year End Accounts
  • Company Tax Return
  • Annual Return filing
  • Directors Self Assessment Tax Returns
  • Payroll for five employees
  • Business Cashflow forecasting template
  • Free tax planning advice
  • Comprehensive annual tax review
  • Full access to our website resources and tools
  • "Receiving the right advice and guidance from a team of accountancy professionals that understand the numbers is essential.  MCL provides this service. We wish we had changed Accountant's sooner, as the process was easier than anticipated."

    Jason Law – Director, J Law Services Limited
  • "MCL have been my accountant since 2012, I definitely recommend them to everyone because I can trust them to act in my best interest and always brings me peace of mind when it comes to saving TAX."

    Raghib Ajaz – Managing Director, Novaira Limited
  • "The staff at Maclean Carmichael Limited are very efficient and friendly. I have had an excellent working relationship with the firm over a number of years. I would highly recommend their services."

    Scott Griffin – Managing Director, Bennetts Direct Limited

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