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 East London 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: LUMENS OF LONDON, EAST LONDON
Elliot Treacy and Matt Stainthorpe own and run Lumens of London Limited, a lighting business that provides shop front lighting for a lot of top designers brands. The business was growing rapidly, and their focus was solely on meeting their client’s deadlines and fulfilling every job.
Like a lot of businesses, we meet, Lumens’ accounting was getting a bit out of hand and on their own admission, accounting is not their strong point. Their business had grown to the point where they needed a bookkeeper and fast.
Elliot & Matt asked around and decided to contact Paul of Cain & Beer Limited to see if they could help to get them up to date and then systemised.
Elliot contacted Paul in September 2019 having heard good things about the service that Cain & Beer provide after a lengthy chat on the telephone Paul met with Elliot and Matt in their studio in East London.
Paul was able to gather a better understanding of the job needed to get Lumens of London up to date and then put a set of processes in place to ensure the bookkeeping was kept up to date.
The initial stage was to bring everything up to date using Xero which involved an initial onsite visit with Elliot. Nowadays, the invoices are emailed to Cain & Beer for processing through to Hubdoc and then processed into Xero. The bank feeds are all set up, so Helen can ensure that the bank account is reconciled weekly.
Each month Paul produces management accounts and he will then go through the figures with Elliot and Matt, so they understand how their financial affairs are looking.
In Our Client’s Words:
I have dealt with Paul directly for some time now and not only does he put my mind at ease, he will advise, entertain, and take genuine interest in your business endeavours.
This level and support are not something I have experience with from previous firms, and something I could not do without now!’’
Cain and Beer are a no-nonsense accounting expert. Like many, accounting is a different language to me, but the team made it so much easier for me to understand!