Blankslate Partners

Case Study

Blankslate Partners’ Bookkeeping Refresh
Blankslate Partners is a boutique human resources consultancy firm that provides simple, scalable HR solutions for growing businesses.

The Need

Izzie had just bought out her business partner in Blankslate and became the sole owner. She came to Enkel because she was unhappy with her accounting service provider. She had noticed errors in her previous accounting records and needed an expert to straighten things.

How Enkel Helped

Izzie’s primary goal in partnering with Enkel was to get more out of her bookkeeping service provider. As a new entrepreneur, she wanted a deeper understanding of her company’s financial status and growth potential.

“I knew my weakest area as a business owner was financial management. It’s scary when you’re running your own business and you’re not 100% sure where the money is going. My previous service provider made communication difficult, and I felt like I was a chore to them with my questions! Enkel changed all of that for me.”

– Izzie Egan
Experience

Developed a Monthly Reporting Workflow

After we cleared up Blankslate’s historical accounting discrepancies, we designed a workflow for monthly reporting that makes it easy for Izzie to send us her receipts and records.

Izzie now has a well-documented digital paper trail to support Blankslate’s accounting transactions.

Speed

Created a Custom Billing Solution

Invoicing is a critical function for Blankslate. Izzie wanted to stay with FreshBooks because it worked well for her clients.

There is no direct connection between Freshbooks and Xero, so Enkel had to be creative in developing a process to accurately replicate transactions in Xero.

Money Expanding

Helped an Entrepreneur Understand Her Business

Izzie was interested in learning more about her cash flow, income statements and balance sheets to make better business decisions. 10 days after month end, she receives a set of monthly financial statements.

Enkel has helped her understand her company’s financial health. Izzie has calls with her dedicated Enkel team to help her understand her reports.

Key Challenges

Experience

Outdated Documentation Systems

When we first met with Izzie, Blankslate’s documentation system was disorganized, making it difficult for Izzie to track her cash flow.

Today, all of Blankslate’s transactions are supported by receipts that are retained in the cloud and matched to transactions in Xero.

Speed

Inaccurate Financial Records

The accounting system we inherited was riddled with inaccuracies. We went back to the last year end to straighten out the opening balances for the year.

Izzie now has full visibility on her finances, and peace of mind knowing everything is reconciled accurately.

Money Expanding

Credit Card Payments

In the past, Blankslate struggled to apply credit card transactions to the correct invoices, creating inaccurate accounts receivable data.

When the payment processor credits multiple transactions in one lump sum, we check the details on the payment and ensure the funds are credited to the appropriate transactions.

The Result

Today, Izzie is a more confident business owner who has full visibility and a clear understanding of her company’s finances.

The reports that we provide to Izzie have helped her better understand how she can continue to grow her company and improve profits.

I shared with them at the beginning that my goal for the year was to understand my business financials. Omar understood that this is scary for someone like me, and has always been kind and patient with my questions. As I’ve leant more, they’ve helped me get to the place I am today, where I understand the financial intricacies of my business. Enkel went above and beyond for me. They don’t just deliver my reports every month, they are there at the other end of the phone when I have questions or need anything.

Izzie Egan