Bookkeeping and Accounting for Bowling Alleys

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How Bench works with bowling alleys

Experience seamless bookkeeping, accurate income tax prep, and expert filing—powered by one comprehensive platform. Bench proficiently collaborates with bowling alleys.

We get you set up

Our specialists take the time to immerse themselves in the unique needs of your bowling alley, answer your queries, assist you in syncing your accounting details, and demonstrate how Bench can streamline your bookkeeping.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper will sort out all your bowling alley transactions and craft accurate financial statements. Should they require anything further from you, they will promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our roster of experts is well-versed in tax regulations related to bowling alleys and will tailor their approach to your business' specific requirements.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We’ll constantly keep you updated with your bookkeeping status specific to your bowling alley business. Have urgent queries that require immediate attention? We assure you a response in one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform enables bowling alleys to automate data inputs from most leading providers, minimizing common errors. We collaborate with vendors such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring that your financial records are always spot-on. Trust Bench Accounting to streamline your bookkeeping, so you can focus on striking down your competition!

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say goodbye to stacks of receipts and hours of manual bookkeeping—we automate inputs directly from your linked accounts. Gain insights from one cohesive dashboard so you can effortlessly comprehend the financial state of your bowling alley and make strategic decisions with ease.

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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 bowling alleys

At Bench, we understand the unique financial challenges that bowling alleys face, from high equipment costs to volatile cash flow due to seasonal trends. Our expert bookkeeping services recognize the industry-specific tax deductions, such as entertainment expenses, repairs and maintenance, and depreciation on your bowling equipment. In an industry where expenses can quickly escalate, correctly categorizing these expenses and claiming all eligible deductions can have a significant impact on your bottom line.

Our combination of intuitive software and real, human bookkeepers means we not only handle your regular bookkeeping needs efficiently, we also navigate nuanced tax laws and regulations specific to the bowling industry. Our team is well-versed in tax issues related to gaming devices found in many bowling alleys, food and beverage sales, special events, and more. We work to ensure that all revenues and expenses are correctly reported, minimizing your tax liability while keeping you compliant with all relevant laws. As a result, you can focus more on managing your bowling alley and less on the complexities of financial record-keeping. This is Bench, revolutionizing bowling alley bookkeeping one strike at a time.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

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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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What specific accounting considerations are there for managing the finances of a Bowling Alley?

In managing the finances of a bowling alley, there are several unique accounting considerations:

  • Revenue recognition: Bowling alleys have multiple revenue streams, such as lane rentals, shoe rentals, food & beverage sales, and occasionally arcade games. Each revenue stream may have different recognition criteria.
  • Cost of sales accounting: The cost associated with providing snacks, drinks, and other items needs to be recorded appropriately.
  • Depreciation of equipment: Bowling equipment such as lanes, pins, balls, and machines are subject to depreciation, which needs to be accurately calculated in the accounts.
  • Leasing arrangements accounting: If the bowling alley property is leased, this needs to be factored into the accounts according to leasing agreements.
  • Employment expenses: This includes employee wages, benefits, taxes and insurance that need to be accounted correctly.
  • Inventory management: Bowling alleys often sell goods such as shoes, balls, and other accessories. Proper inventory management and accounting is crucial.

Considering the complexity of these accounting needs, it may be beneficial to employ a bookkeeper experienced in these areas.

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How can a professional bookkeeper help with the unique revenue streams of a Bowling Alley, such as game fees, shoe rentals, and concessions?

A professional bookkeeper can offer invaluable help by properly tracking and managing the unique revenue streams of a Bowling Alley. They can keep meticulous records of all income sources, such as game fees, shoe rentals, and concessions, offering the business owner clear and accurate financial insights. Bookkeepers can account for every penny that comes in, so the business owner can see exactly where their income is coming from, allowing them to make smarter decisions about expanding certain areas, cutting costs, or adjusting prices. All of this contributes to a more efficiently run business with a healthier bottom line.

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Are there specific tax deductions or write-offs that my Bowling Alley can benefit from?

Yes, there are several tax deductions and write-offs that your Bowling Alley can benefit from. These can range from operational expenses, maintenance costs, to equipment purchases and more. It's always important to work with a skilled bookkeeper who understands the specific nuances of your industry to make sure you take advantage of all possible tax savings.

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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 Bowling Alleys

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