About us

Saffron Walden Accountants

Dedicated to delivering a first class client service

Bentens. has been established in Saffron Walden for over 70 years. From a small base the firm has grown considerably, particularly since the early 1980’s. The practice is run by two partners Richard King and Sarah Warner both of whom are local to Saffron Walden. We now employ 14 staff and are one of the largest accountancy practices based in the Saffron Walden area.

Most of our staff have been with the firm for five years or more, which results in continuity in dealing with client’s affairs.

We act for well over eighteen hundred clients of differing sizes - from individual tax returns and self employed subcontractors to the audit of more substantial limited companies.  Although most of our clients are based within twenty miles of our office, we also deal with many clients who live elsewhere in the country or abroad.

We hold ‘Registered Auditor’ status and so are not restricted in the type of work we can carry out.

We give honest advice regarding the set up of a new business and do our best to explain what is sometimes an illogical tax system.  Our initial meeting with any new client is normally free.

We have many clients in the local community and service businesses, small and large, across many sectors including:

  • agriculture;
  • the professions;
  • the service sector;
  • the construction industry;
  • manufacturers; and
  • retailers.

As well as general accountancy, audit and tax skills, our partners also have individual skills which enables us to provide clients with a first class service. With our experience we pride ourselves on delivering an unparalleled service to all clients, what ever their size or sector.

07 Jun 2022

Chancellor announces windfall tax on energy firms

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will impose a windfall tax on energy firms alongside a package to help households with the cost-of-living crisis.