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 Croydon 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: Warren Day accountants, Croydon
Warren Day Accountants provide a full range of services to their varied client base including bookkeeping, accountancy, business start-up, company secretarial, corporate tax, VAT, payroll and corporate finance.
The practice had become extremely busy due to recent successful acquisitions and although there was a team already in place it needed assistance. There were a lot of deadlines needing to be met including VAT and End of Year Accounts.
The practice owner, Denis Day had already used the services of Cain & Beer previously and has known Paul Cain for over decade.
Denis contacted Paul to arrange a meeting to discuss his requirements and to get an understanding of Cain & Beer’s capacity. It was agreed that Cain & Beer could more than cope with the extra work a plan was put in place to tackle the deadlines.
The extra bookkeeping and administration work was quickly dealt with by Katie, Helen, Gemma, and Paul with Shaun looking after the payroll side of things. It was a real team effort that ensured all bookkeeping was completed in plenty of time.
Clients that needed to have online accounting software were set up by the team enabling the complete process to be automated.
Cain & Beer continue to look after the bookkeeping work for these Warren Day clients using Xero, QuickBooks and Hubdoc. VAT Returns are filed at HMRC in accordance with ‘Making Tax Digital’ and the accounts can be filed when due based on the accurate bookkeeping provided.
In Our Client’s Words:
As we had just acquired another accountancy practice, our workload almost doubled overnight and there were plenty of deadlines to be met. I knew that our staff could handle a lot of this extra work but we needed more help and fast; having worked with Paul Cain of Cain & Beer previously, I got straight in touch. Paul and his team were able to offer a quick solution to my problem and set about completing the work so that all returns were filed on time.
It is great to have a solution that can work with us and it is assuring to have peace of mind that not only will the work be completed on time but to a very high standard.
We have continued using Paul, Gemma and the team of Cain & Beer for our bookkeeping needs and will do so for the foreseeable future.
If you are a looking for a high standard bookkeeping service, look no further than Cain & Beer Limited.