Bookkeeping and Accounting for Architects

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How Bench works with architects

Unleash your creativity without the burden of financial paperwork. Get your architectural firm's bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts—backed by one streamlined platform. Bench works seamlessly with architects.

We get you set up

Our team invests the effort to thoroughly comprehend your architect firm, respond to your queries, assist you in integrating your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench operates.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper categorizes your architectural business transactions and generates robust financial reports. If additional information is required from you, they will promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed in tax regulations concerning the architecture industry and will tailor their strategy to your architectural firm's specific requirements.

Here’s why architects like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

Our team consistently communicates with you, providing bookkeeping updates tailored to your architectural business. Got urgent queries that simply can't be put on hold? You can count on us to respond within one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform enables you to automate data inputs from leading providers, ensuring the elimination of common errors. We team up with major vendors such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—providing your architectural firm with consistently accurate financial records.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say goodbye to stacks of blueprints and tedious manual budget tracking—we automate financial entries directly from your linked accounts. Get insights from one central dashboard specifically designed for architects, so you can easily understand the financial status of your projects and make strategic decisions.

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Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

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We know bookkeeping for architects

As architects, your focus should be on drafting efficient designs, not drowning in financial paperwork. At Bench, we understand your unique needs, and speak the complex language of architecture business taxes, laws, and bookkeeping. We know that you work on a project-to-project basis, so you deal with intricate invoices, overhead expenses and payments that vary greatly, making financial management a herculean task. We're also familiar with the industry-specific taxes such as the federal historic preservation tax incentives for rehabilitating historic structures, or deductions available for energy efficient commercial buildings.

Bench revolutionizes this process by pairing intuitive software with real, human bookkeepers. Our expert team understands the nuanced financial aspects of the architectural industry. From tracking project-based expenses to ensuring you take advantage of industry-specific tax credits, we offer streamlined bookkeeping and tax services designed exclusively for the needs of your architecture business. Our cutting-edge software automated data entry and categorizes your transactions, while our certified bookkeepers oversee your accounts to ensure everything is in order, providing you with monthly financial statements and tax-ready books. With Bench handling your financials, you can focus on crafting the next architectural marvel.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

Get bookkeeping, tax prep, advisory, and filing with Bench's powerful, easy-to-use platform.

Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

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As an architect, what specific tax deductions should I be aware of and how can a bookkeeper assist with this?

As an architect, there are several specific tax deductions available to you. Some of these include deductions for:

  • Business-home expenses if you work from home
  • Office supplies and equipment
  • Automobile and travel expenses relating to your work
  • Professional memberships and subscriptions
  • Costs related to continuing education and professional development

A bookkeeper can be extremely valuable in helping you track these expenses throughout the year, ensuring that you have the documentation you need when it's time to prepare your tax returns. They can also keep you updated on any changes in tax law that may affect the deductions you're eligible to claim. Working with a bookkeeper can ensure that you take advantage of all potential tax savings, leaving you more time to focus on your architectural work.

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How can a bookkeeper help me manage my project-based revenues and expenses effectively?

A bookkeeper can help manage your project-based revenues and expenses effectively in several ways. Firstly, they can use specialized accounting software to accurately track income and expenses related to each specific project. This includes recording all transactions, managing invoices, and ensuring all bills and expenses get paid on time.

Secondly, a professional bookkeeper can provide you with comprehensive financial reports specific to each project, which can give you a clearer understanding of your project's financial performance. Moreover, they can help with budgeting and forecasting, helping you to allocate resources efficiently, estimate future revenues, and control costs effectively.

Lastly, having a bookkeeper means you'll have someone to ensure your business complies with all necessary tax laws and regulations. This not only streamlines the process but also mitigates the risk of costly financial errors. So, by having a bookkeeper on your team, you can focus more on the core activities of your project, knowing that the financial side is in good hands.

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Does Bench Accounting have experience in managing books for architectural firms?

Yes, Bench Accounting has extensive experience in managing books specifically for architectural firms. Our team of expert bookkeepers understands the unique financial intricacies of this industry, enabling us to provide tailored bookkeeping solutions.

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Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

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Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

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How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Architects

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