Essential Finance are specialists in consulting for SME organisations providing an outsourced pair of hands, giving advice or trouble shooting on all aspects of financial management, project management, reporting, procurement, operational processes and systems. After 20 years working in industry EF has built extensive contacts and experience of both growing and troubled small businesses.

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Our Services

Some of the essential services we offer our customers


Realising savings and driving value for money for your business, reducing commercial risk to your organisation and ensuring regulatory compliance

Finance & Accounting

Specialising in accounting processes, accounting system setup & support, book keeping – monthly, quarterly or annual, back log accounting, budgeting and forecasting, design and preparation of MI reports and preparing Financial Statements


Helping businesses to improve their performance, operating primarily through the analysis of existing organisational problems and the development of plans for improvement


We can produce bespoke reports tailored to your specific needs and requirements.  We can work with any software platform required to deliver your reporting in a format that suits you. 

Project Management

We can take your finance, procurement or operational system project from an idea to completion

HMRC Self Assessment

Dont understand or have the time to prepare and file your HMRC self-assessment tax return? No matter how simple or complex your tax affairs, we’ll help and advise you so that you meet your HMRC self-assessment tax deadlines and avoid unnecessary mistakes and penalties.

Essential Finance can work with you no matter where in the UK you are......


Our Head Office is based in the City of London


We have built ourselves up with multiple clients in Edinburgh and across Scotland

UK Wide Coverage

If you like a one to one in person meeting, we are happy to travel across the UK to you! If you prefer a phone call or even a zoom meeting we are always there to talk

Our Clients & Corporate Partners

Have a look at some of the Clients and Partners who we are currently working with

Ever since they have looked after our accounts it's been nothing but a positive experience. Go to EF they will not let you down.

Darrio – Liebling Ltd

Essential Finance cuts through the bull and keeps us right. Definately worth a chat if your financials could be better.

Jenny McKerr – The Wee Farm Distillery

I cant recommend EF highly enough!

John Porthouse – Stonemark Engineering Ltd

Our Projects

Some of the projects we have been carrying out for our clients


EF helped a young entrepreneur set up his new engineering company advising on everything from incorporation, contracts, HMRC registration and insurance cover  

Remote Working

EF implemented our Clients moves to online based accounting software and site service reporting to improve speed of service and invoicing

Day Rates

EF carried out a full cost analysis of our clients spend on employees to ensure that day rates were high enough and that they were operating at a profit


EF carried out an aged debt reconciliation, did their credit control and implemented new processes including a new cashflow software solution to greatly improve the bank balance