Professional and affordable bookkeeping
With a wealth of knowledge in the accounts, taxation and bookkeeping sectors, we are a trusted partner for businesses in the Bermondsey area. Our mission is simply to help our clients’ businesses flourish.
Recommended and trustworthy bookkeepers
Formed in 2013 between associations Paul Cain and Ellie Beer, the team has grown along with our reputation, and we are proud to be recognized as the number one most recommended bookkeeper in the UK, on FreeIndex.
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There are many accountants and bookkeepers out there, so we thought we’d come up with an unbeatable offer to help you make an easy choice…
Our 7 point guarantee
You won’t need to spend hours trying to find old invoices at year end.
We will be there for you 24/7 including holidays
We promise to answer ALL your questions within 12 hours (although 90% are handled within an hour).
You will have your accounts explained to you in jargon free language, during your 12 monthly 1-2-1 reviews.
Being proactive we will identify potential issues before you do.
As long as you get your information back to us as requested, we guarantee you will NOT get fined from HMRC, for late filed returns or we will cover your costs.
All our fees are crystal clear. If you can find a lower cost alternative on a like for like service, we will match the price.
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How can Cain & Beer
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.
Still not sure whether Cain & Beer is the right bookkeeper for you?
Read on to see what one of our local clients has to say:
Case study: COSTABELL LIMITED IN BERMONDSEY, LONDON
Resli is a business and life coach and is extremely busy looking after the needs of her corporate and individual clients. She did not have time to keep on top of her paperwork and year end was becoming a stressful time as her accountants needed all her records to prepare her Company and Self-Assessment accounts and returns.
Bookkeeping was far from being one of Resli’s favourite pastimes, so she unfortunately let things to get out of hand and the paperwork was piling up.
With her accountant pressing her for her paperwork and the potential late filing penalties, Resli needed to take urgent actioned.
Resli did a search online and found Cain & Beer and got in touch immediately, the rest is history as they say.
Paul met Resli to go through her situation and after a free consultation he and the team immediately got stuck into the work. Paul’s aim was not only to get the bookkeeping in order but to alleviate Resli’s woes and stress and restore some calm to the proceedings.
To Resli’s delight her bookkeeping was brought into order very quickly which enabled her accountants to prepare the accounts, get them signed off and then filed on time – No Penalties or Late Filing Fines and definitely no more stress!!
Each month Resli receives a 1-2-1 review of her figures explained with the accounting jargon so she understands how her business is performing without having to wait until the end of the year.
Costabell Limited are now set up with Xero and Hubdoc and their bookkeeping system and processes are fully automated. Invoices are scanned into Hubdoc and Account Manager Gemma gets to work to ensure the bookkeeping is completed efficiently and VAT returns are filed when due.
In Our Client’s Words:
Paul took my unholy financial mess and swiftly transformed it into a few neat and comprehensible spreadsheets initially. He said his goal is for him to find savings that are at least as great as the cost of his services – a highly worthy goal, in my mind! Paul truly enjoys his work, and it shows.
He would show up eager to dive into the heap of paper that I had accumulated, and he took obvious pleasure in whittling it down.
Also, important: if you are going to have a bookkeeper on-site, you had better be able feel comfortable with them. Paul’s very easy to be with. He is a diligent worker, so you will not get extended conversation as the meter ticks away (that is good!). But he is pleasant, easy going, and a pleasure to hang out with as he tidies away whatever godawful mess you may have.