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 Orpington 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: THE TAX HUT LIMITED IN ORPINGTON
With the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) a lot of Julie Ward’s clients needed an online accounting software solution. Julie had been previously using desktop accounting software and had to move fast in getting her clients migrated to Xero and QuickBooks.
Although Julie is a fantastic tax expert and advisor, she needed to know how to use Xero & QuickBooks efficiently in order to assist her clients.
Julie contacted Cain & Beer and Paul arranged for here to receive four half day training sessions; two with Paul for her Xero training and two with Helen for her QuickBooks Training.
The 4 training sessions were booked in for Julie and she is now able to use both Xero and QuickBooks to a high standard. The training sessions were run at Julie’s speed to ensure that all questions were answered and to make sure that she understood all modules.
Julie is now able to complete all her client’s bookkeeping using both Xero and QuickBooks and has also introduced AutoEntry to help speed up the process.
In our client’s words:
I went on Quick books free one day course and completed Xero’s online training. But I felt I had gaps in my knowledge and both packages did things different to each other and my old software. Paul and Helen were able to sort me out and I have just completed my first VAT return using Quick books. Both are very friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed our sessions together.