Professional and affordable bookkeeping
in Cambridge

With a wealth of knowledge in the accounts, taxation and bookkeeping sectors, we are a trusted partner for businesses in the Cambridge 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
help you?

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.

VAT returns

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.

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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: Cambridge

Problem

Louisa had just started doing the bookkeeping for a new client prior to lockdown but now needed to learn a cloud based alternative accounting software. She had a VAT return looming and lots to catch up on and needed help fast.

All the local Xero trainers Louisa contacted could not help her as the lessons are usually classroom based which were not allowed during lockdown. Louisa contacted her friend Fay Wallis as she is a member of Sutton BNI and she hoped she might know someone.

As it turned out Paul Cain is in the same BNI Chapter as Fay and it was an easy introduction for her to make.

 

Solution

Paul contacted Louisa and scheduled in 5-hour long sessions via Zoom for Xero and Hubdoc training so distance and meeting in person was not an issue.

The Zoom training sessions were broken down for each module (Hubdoc & Setup, Contacts, Bank, Financials and Expenses. The sessions were all booked in advance at times to suit her busy schedule and the training was all at Louisa’s pace. Louisa booked in an extra session to go through filing her client’s VAT return, so she had peace of mind.

At the end of the course Louisa felt confident to take on more client’s bookkeeping using Xero and Hubdoc which was music to Paul’s ears.

In Our Client’s Words:

The best choice
for bookkeeping services

When you engage in Cain & Beer’s bookkeeping services you can rest assured that you are receiving a premium service. Our team are all members of professional financial institutions including the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, the International Association of Bookkeepers, the Institute of Credit Management and the International Association of Accounting Professionals.