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Beckenham Bookkeeping Case Study: Jaynered Creative Design
Jayne Redgrave runs a successful ‘Creative Design’ business based in Beckenham, Kent focusing on marketing and branding, whether it be re-branding or for new companies.
As Jayne grew her business, she became increasingly aware that she needed to move her accounting process to recognised software. Jayne didn’t really know where to start as there are so many options out there but not only that, Jayne had no previous experience of using accounting software.
Jayne knew Paul Cain of Cain & Beer Limited as they were introduced at a BNI meeting and they later became part of the leadership team at their local Chapter (Hurricanes) in Biggin Hill. Jayne got in touch with Paul and asked if he could help and how she could receive her training as the country was at the time, in lockdown due to COVID-19.
The first thing to do was to discuss the many options available for online accounting software and agree on a way forward. Jayne decided that Xero & Hubdoc would be her preferred option but needed to learn how to use this software very quickly. Paul explained that Cain & Beer were now able to offer Xero & Hubdoc training sessions via Zoom.
The new Xero & Hubdoc online courses via Zoom were available as 5 hourly sessions for just £199* which is a saving of almost a third of the usual 1-2-1 courses.
Jayne booked in her 5 Zoom sessions with Paul and after she had completed the course and despite having no previous knowledge, quickly learnt how to post supplier invoices, raise sales invoices, reconcile the bank account and also run the management reports that provided essential information regarding her business’ finances.
Jayne also received help from Cain & Beer to help her to understand what the reports meant and how she could use this information to make informed financial decisions.
In our client’s words:
Thank you so much to Paul Cain, Owner of Cain & Beer, for the fantastic Xero and Hubdoc Training. As a creative I shiver at the thought of spread sheets and figures. Paul was so patient and the on line training via zoom really was amazing. I was able to see Pauls screen as he explained what I needed to do. I am now up and running and feel in control of my business. I have successfully used the lockdown time to learn a new skill and I highly recommend Paul for his Xero Workshop. He answered all my questions and nothing was too much trouble. Now I can keep up to date with my invoices and banking and not a spread sheet in sight.
Jaynered Creative Design
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Bookkeeping and account management
By accurately recording your business’s ledger, up-to-date and efficient bookkeeping can transform the day-to-day running of your company. We can work remotely or can undertake your bookkeeping on site – this is another benefit of being local.
One of the most complex parts of financial management, missing or incorrectly filed VAT returns can result in penalties. A pressure point for many companies, let Cain & Beer take the stress out of formalising and submitting your VAT return.
Invoicing, reconciliation and credit control
For businesses cashflow management is key, invoicing promptly and being paid on time is invaluable as is ensuring that your company’s financial data is accurate – enabling you to make business decisions based on facts, not belief.
Payroll and auto enrolment
If your business has employees, one or many, Cain & Beer can manage your payroll including issuing pay slips and employers National Insurance submissions to HMRC. Within our service we can arrange the set up of pension schemes for your staff.
Supporting your business
In addition to taking on your company’s financial management or bookkeeping services, Cain & Beer also offers a range of services to help you take care of your own accounts. Our bookkeeping workshops are intimate and (we like to think) fun! You will leave the workshop with a clearer understanding of the records you are legally required to keep, where you can claim business expenses and how to maintain straightforward bookkeeping spreadsheets. You will also be given a range of templates to get started with.
Cain & Beer can also set you up online accounting software such as Xero or Quickbooks and offer you tutorials in how to use these to benefit your business.