We bring years of experience to the table in working with startups and established businesses in Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S. This means we know the phases of growth just as well as international requirements – and master them fluently in four languages. And together, we are Mano Berlin: your helping hand on your way to success.
Pragmatic, solution-oriented and a big fan of automation, with more than 20 years of experience in finance, reporting, administration and a big network in Berlin, Marlett works with you on both the big picture and every detail. From set up to optimising your work processes - Marlett is your helping hand.
Born in Genève, living in Berlin more than 10 years, Raphael love to keep track of everything, even during periods of rapid growth. As prospective accountant with FinTech experience, he lends you his sharp eyes. He can whip your figures into the right format for any report.
Organised from head to toe, with the energy to sort and structure even the largest piles of paper and data – Ninja comes to your office and impresses everyone who looks over her shoulder. In no time at all travel expenses are settled, correspondence from the tax authority is processed competently and your auditors, legal contacts and tax accountants get exactly the documents and information they have been waiting for.
Our vision is to provide an alternative to both the trend toward standardised outsourcing and the expensive in-house back office.
We believe the time has come to give the back office the attention it deserves: no longer a bothersome appendage, but instead a key factor in achieving success. Preliminary accounting and a well-conceived, company-specific controlling structure add true value and build the foundation that lets entrepreneurs concentrate completely on achieving success. The work required for administrative tasks is often underestimated, and promising future visions can get buried under bureaucracy all too quickly.
Our work with our customers is based on a shared understanding of success. We take the time to permanently reduce the workload on your operational units, while paying attention to defined responsibilities. We are always happy to provide assistance and support you in finding solutions wherever you need them, in a scope individually defined by each customer. We contribute our experience in companies of various sizes, different countries, cultures and professions. We’ve worked on both sides of outsourcing concepts – both contractor and service providers. We’ve experienced the cost pressures that an in-house back office generates. What we lacked was individual, competent support, advice and attention to the details of the task at hand, often due to lack of time (or perhaps lack of interest) by the other party.
But what we also learned is that instead of complaining, we should trigger a change. That’s why we founded Mano Berlin, to prove that the back office is important. That there is such a thing as individual customer service and polite, competent advice in Germany.
And because we want to make the world a bit better, artists are especially welcome. After all, the issues artists face are somewhat different than those of start-ups and small companies, but aren’t all far apart, either. The masters of colours, shapes and expression bring so much joy to people and create special moments. We help to ensure that your free spirit isn’t constrained by the struggle for success, and often for survival.
“… te echo una mano” means offering to help someone in Spanish – literally, “extending a hand”. Mano Berlin is your helping hand for the back-office domain.
Our Service includes:
Cash management & budget plan:
We use the widespread DATEV and SAGE office system and can upload, process and analyse your data at any time and send new data packages to your accountant.
Possible first steps after a business and needs analysis:
We use the DATEV cost accounting module, so we can download and import your accounting data, when provided by your tax adviser. This gives us foundation we need for our work instantly. Numbers numbers numbers…
We can build a custom-tailored controlling toolkit for your company. The greatest challenge is to select the relevant KPIs from all the data available which are decisive in the successful management of your company. We master this challenge.