The Covid-19 pandemic is a health crisis first and an economic crisis second. Small businesses are at increased financial risk during this time for several reasons. These include reduced productivity, lost clients, compromised supply chains and increased liabilities. 

Now more than ever business owners need level-headed and qualified advice from accountants. Efficient financial management is an essential service for your business right now and it can help you weather the looming economic storm.

Outsourcing your business’s accounting to experienced professionals is the smartest business move any small business owner can make to ensure business recovery. Luckily, Rae and Associates have the expertise and solutions to make that possible. Here’s why we’re the perfect accounting partner: 

World-class accounting solutions

We guarantee all our clients world-class accounting solutions that are at the forefront of business innovation. The days of spreadsheets and bookkeeping that’s literally done in books are behind us – and should be behind you too. These accounting software solutions prioritise ease of use, company-wide visibility and advanced financial management.

Xero Accounting. Xero’s cloud-based accounting product is widely regarded as the friendliest accounting system for brand-new and uncomplicated small businesses. Bank reconciliations are automatic, invoicing and payroll are a breeze and reporting is intuitive and insightful. It’s everything a small business needs on one centralised and cloud-based platform.

QuickBooks. The QuickBooks suite includes QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll. It’s ideal for small to medium-sized businesses that need powerful accounting tools to get things done faster. As a QuickBooks-certified team and runners-up for EasyBiz Technologies’ Partner of the Year in 2018, we consider ourselves one of the leading providers of QuickBooks products in South Africa.

PaySpace. PaySpace is a simple yet powerful cloud-based HR and payroll solution that’s a cost-effective answer to time-consuming processes. It’s a multi-country, multi-currency and multi-language tool with built-in legislation for 40 African countries. There’s no fuss and no frills – just fast and efficient HR and payroll management that’s available at a bargain.

Sage. Our Sage offering includes Sage Evolution, Sage One, Sage Pastel Partner, Sage Pastel Payroll and Sage VIP Payroll – and they’re suited to businesses with more complex operations. They cover everything from payroll, tax, reporting, supplier relations and day-to-day financial management. All your business’s financial management will be catered for with Sage accounting solutions.

We offer software implementation of all these solutions as well as bookkeeping, payroll and accounting services and provide ongoing support to all our clients.

Comprehensive accounting and bookkeeping training

Rae and Associates provides accounting and bookkeeping training to help business owners and their teams sharpen their skills. Our courses vary from basic to advanced and incorporate comprehensive training for Quickbooks, Xero and PaySpace. Booking is quick and easy and you can attend online from the comfort of your home. Graduates of our courses become fluent with accounting and bookkeeping concepts and gain a clearer understanding of online accounting products. You can view our courses here

Sound business advice

In addition to our products and services, we’re experienced enough to offer our clients sound financial management advice. We can advise you about seeking financing for your business, where you can cut costs while protecting your people and profits and how to forecast for your business in these uncertain times. Rational and well-informed advice from experienced accounting professionals will prove invaluable for businesses of all sizes as they work towards recovery – and this is especially true for small businesses.

Let R&A help you bounce back

Times will continue to be tough for small businesses for the foreseeable future, but you don’t have to go it alone. By choosing Rae and Associates as your business’s accounting partner, you’re aligning yourself with years of experience, access to the best solutions on the market and attentive customer service that can train and support you every step of the way. 

Get in touch with us or Book training today so we can start transforming your financial management as soon as possible.