Bookkeeping and Accounting for Interior Designers

Looking for a bookkeeper and accountant for your interior design firm? Let us handle your books, so you can devote more time to creating beautiful spaces. Try us for free.

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How Bench works with interior designers

Take control of your finances with ease, allowing you to focus on crafting beautiful spaces. With Bench, interior designers get their bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts — all on one powerful platform.

We get you set up

Our dedicated team takes the initiative to fully comprehend your interior design business, address your concerns, assist you in setting up your accounts, and walk you through the workings of Bench.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper categorizes your interior design business transactions and compiles financial reports. If they require any additional information from you, they'll reach out promptly.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts has a deep understanding of the specific tax requirements for interior designers and will tailor their approach to your unique business needs.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll consistently communicate with you regarding all your bookkeeping updates, specific for interior designing projects. Have crucial accounting inquiries that can't wait? Trust 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 most major providers, eliminating common errors that can occur in the financial side of your interior design business. We collaborate with reputable merchants such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, ensuring your financial records are always precise and up-to-date. Choose Bench Accounting, the dependable choice for interior designers.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say farewell to stacks of design invoices and the hassle of manually tracking expenses—we automate inputs directly from your linked accounts. Get insights from one unified dashboard, simplifying your understanding of your interior design business's financial health and empowering you to make informed 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 interior designers

At Bench, we understand how captivating design requires a robust blend of creativity and precision, and that's a concept we apply to our bookkeeping services too. We're specialized in helping interior designers with their unique set of bookkeeping needs. Whether it's tracking your materials and furnishing expenses, accounting for client deposits, or managing vendor payments, we've got you covered. We're also familiar with industry-specific tax regulations and practices - handling sales tax, accurately determining the cost of goods sold (COGS), and helping you take advantage of specific tax deductions unique to the design industry.

With Bench, interior designers can focus more on creating beautiful spaces and less on the numbers. Our intuitive software coupled with real, human bookkeepers guides you through the financial landscape of your business, offering not only clarity but effective, personalized solutions. You don't have to worry about the seemingly complex process of bookkeeping and taxes. Our team of experts is experienced with the tax laws and business regulations in your industry and can confidently manage your books while you focus on designing. With Bench, financial management in the design world has truly been transformed.

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 interior designer, how can I effectively manage my project expenses and keep accurate financial records?

Managing project expenses and maintaining accurate financial records can be quite the task as an interior designer, but it is crucial to the success of your business. Here are some tips you might find helpful:

  • Bookkeeping Software: This can automate many aspects of financial management, minimizing the risk of human error and freeing up your time.
  • Setting Budgets: Plan and monitor your project budgets vigilantly. Doing so helps you stay on top of costs and allows you to make any necessary adjustments to prevent overspending.
  • Invoicing: Timely invoicing aids in maintaining a steady cash flow and keeps financial records up-to-date.
  • Hiring a Professional: Engaging the services of a professional bookkeeper ensures comprehensive financial management and allows you to focus more on your projects.

At Bench Accounting, we specialize in providing excellent bookkeeping services to professionals like you. We can help you manage your project expenses and maintain accurate financial records while you focus on delivering beautiful spaces for your clients.

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How can bookkeeping help me in tracking and managing my materials cost, labor, and other design expenses?

Bookkeeping is an indispensable tool that can help track and manage your materials cost, labor, and other design expenses. Here is how:

  • Tracking Materials Cost: Bookkeeping lets you accurately record each purchase you make for material expenses. This helps you track costs, ensuring you stay on budget and identifying areas where savings can be made.
  • Managing Labor Costs: By keeping track of hours worked, overtime and bonuses, bookkeeping can help you manage your labor costs. This allows you to see where most of your labor money is spent and find ways to streamline practices.
  • Design Expenses: If you work in a field that frequently requires various design expenses such as software, bookkeeping can keep track of these costs. Detailed records help you identify unnecessary costs and maintain a stable budget.

In summary, bookkeeping provides a clear financial overview of your business, helping you spot trends, avoid financial problems and plan for future growth.

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What specific tax deductions should I be aware of as an interior designer and how can a bookkeeper assist me in this?

As an interior designer, you are entitled to various tax deductions. Some specific deductions include business-related expenses like software or drafting tools, samples, marketing costs, home office expenses, travel expenses, legal and professional fees, and many more.

A proficient Bookkeeper can assist in many ways. They can keep track of all your expenses and ensure they are appropriately categorized. They help to identify which ones are eligible for deductions thus maximizing your tax savings. A bookkeeper also helps to maintain proper records and documents necessary for the IRS.

With Bench Accounting, we provide professional bookkeeping services that are tailored to your needs. Our experts are knowledgeable in dealing with specific professions like interior design hence can significantly assist in managing your accounts and finances better.

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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 Interior designers

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