Redcat Training & Integration

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Jo & the Ridgeway team have been specialising in Hospitality Virtual CFO and Bookkeeping services for more than 15 years. With extensive experience with both large & medium scaled operations, there's no better way to get your back-of-house systems, bookkeeping, and financial reporting on track!

Redcat Hospitality Accounting

Redcat provides integrated, end-to-end, Point of Sale, Business Accounting and Business Management solutions that gives users total control of their business.

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Redcat Training & Integration Services

  • Professional Onsite Redcat Setup & Training

    You’ll get the benefit of being trained by a hospitality bookkeeping professional who uses the Redcat platform for her own client’s businesses. Rather than “I’ll get back to you on that” you’ll get real answers from the coal face!

  • Specialist Hospitality Bookkeeper

    Experience the difference when working with a trainer who’s also a bookkeeper who understands all of the intricacies of the hospitality business. At Ridgeway you’re dealing with real hospitality professionals for bookkeeping services.

  • Official Redcat Trainer & Gold Partner

    Jo has been working with Redcat for many years, implementing core setups, training, and working with restaurants & caterers of all sizes all around Australia. Ridgeway helps get it right the first time!

  • Comprehensive Report Setup & Integration

    At the heart of every smooth running and profitable restaurant lies great reports. From wastage through to effective staff rostering, Ridgeway can give you the vision you need to get costs back on track.

  • Full Employee Payroll & Superannuation Setup

    Not really sure on how to get your staff payroll and super all set up and running? We’ll help you get Redcat running the way it was designed to be used. Payroll will never have been so easy!

  • Phone & Email Support

    It doesn’t just end after the training session. Depending on the services you take up both email and telephone support is available to help you work through any hiccups you have on the Redcat platform.

Redcat Training & Integration Packages

We understand that each client is different, having individual needs and requirements in relation to accounting functionality. Our packages of restaurant bookkeeping and hospitality accounting provide a variety of levels of training to assist you in getting the most from your system and subsequently contributing to the success of your business. Correct set up and understanding of the back of house system will provide comfort in the reliability of your system – and will become a powerful management tool in the hotel accounting and restaurant accounting.

Redcat Core Training
$697(Ex GST)
  • Accounts Payable
  • Client Accounts (accounts receivables)
  • Employee / Payroll
  • General reporting
  • Understanding the virtual safe
  • GST reporting
  • General ledger – chart of accounts
  • Email support for 2 weeks
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One off $697 payment (Ex GST)

Redcat Business Setup
$297(Ex GST)
  • Chart of accounts setup
  • Employees payroll setup
  • Super Funds setup
  • Bring in opening balances (if applicable)
  • Bring in prior expenses (if applicable)
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  • Email support for 2 weeks
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One off $297 payment (Ex GST)

Redcat First Month
$497(Ex GST)
  • Onsite assistance first two payruns
  • First 2 bank recs (weekly)
  • Onsite trouble-shooting assistance
  • Working on management reporting
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  • Email support for 2 weeks
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One off $497 payment (Ex GST)

Need A Total Back Of House Solution?

Specialising with Redcat for many years, our systems are structured to support your hospitality business. By outsourcing your accounts management to RC you are investing in industry professionals, with knowledge of your software. Working as part of your team, you will have peace of mind knowing your accounts managed professionally, allowing you to focus on running your business.

Package Includes:

  • Onsite assistance with first 2 payruns (weekly)
  • first 2 bank recs (weekly)
  • Onsite assistance to trouble shoot any procedural issues that may arise

Redcat First Month DFY - Price On Application

  • How to gather the information you need for efficient management reporting.
  • Email support for 2 weeks

Our Clients

We’ve helped clients to bring their ideas to reality.
But don’t take our word for it. Take theirs.

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Kimon Taliadoros

Football Federation Victoria

“Jo's diligence and energy matches her professionalism as both a hospitiality bookkeeper and finance expert”

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Travis McAuley

General Manager Hellenic Republic

“I worked with Jo at Jimmy Grants and found her to be an excellent bookkeeper, and I highly recommend her work!”

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Phoebe Peck

Oliver's Real Food

“Jo's work is fantastic, and when I next need a top quality bookkeeper, Ridgeway Consulting will be my first point of call”


Frequently Asked Questions

How does Redcat differ from Xero or other accounting packages?

Redcat offers a completely integrated POS and accounting package built specifically to cater to the needs of the hospitality industry. As opposed to other accounting software, there are no addons required.. Redcat is the one stop shop for the hospitality industry!

Is Redcat "cloud based" software?

Depending on your needs, Redcat can either be cloud based, or installed locally on location. Being an integrated POS system there will always be a version installed on-site that pushes information through to the cloud.

Do you provide ongoing Redcat based bookkeeping services?

Absolutely! We have a variety of packages to suit the medium sized restaurant all the way up to multi-location groups and franchises. Our many years of Redcat experience ensures you make the most of the Redcat system!

Why choose Ridgeway Consulting instead of working directly with Redcat?

Redcat is a software and integrated POS system, and as such don't offer bookkeeping services or dedicated on-site training. In many ways our services are complimentary. Redcat offers the hardware, software, and support, and Ridgeway offers training and bookkeeping services.

In fact, for training on their software Redcat will most likely refer you directly to Ridgeway Consulting, as we've been a service partner with them for the last 5 years.

How many staff can be included in the training sessions?

We're happy to train as many staff as you need trained, including front of house, managers, and even your accountant! Just remember that the packages are charged on a daily basis, so if you have more than 4-5 staff being trained you may require more add-on days.

How much notice do you need for booking training sessions or packages?

In general we can easily book in a training session if we have 3-4 weeks notice. If your business is interstate (we're based in Melbourne VIC) and you require onsite training, then more notice may be required.

Can training sessions be done online?

Absolutely! If you're interstate or would like staff from multiple locations to participate, we can do the training through TeamViewer, or other screensharing software.

Who transfers the data over from our current accounting system?

In general, rather than transferring legacy data from a different accounting system, the easiest way is to create starting balances for all ledgers starting from an agreed date.

Ridgeway Consulting is able to look after all the setup of all ledger accounts including wages, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliations, and other system data.

Are you available to do our bookkeeping onsite?

Ridgeway Consulting is a cloud based bookkeeping service, and as such we don't send our staff to your site for work. There are many benefits to this, including decreased cost to you, while enjoying increased access to staff via email and phone. We offer online bookkeeping services.