Bookkeeping and Accounting for Public Relations Consultants

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How Bench works with public relations consultants

Get your bookkeeping, income tax preparation, and filing done by experts—all backed by one robust platform. Bench works seamlessly with public relations consultants.

We get you set up

Our team takes the time to fully comprehend your public relations consultancy, tackle your queries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can enhance your operations.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper meticulously organizes your public relations consultancy transactions and prepares your financial statements. Should they require anything additional from you, they'll promptly get in touch.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our cadre of professionals is well-versed with nationwide tax regulations and will tailor their approach to meet the specific needs of your Public Relations consultancy.

Here’s why public relations consultants like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

Our team will be in constant touch, providing you with bookkeeping updates tailored for your public relations consultancy. Got urgent queries that can't hold off? Rest assured, we'll respond to you in less than one business day.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform enables you to automate data inputs from almost all major providers, eliminating everyday errors. We collaborate with prominent names such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring your financial records as a public relations consultant are always precise.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Wave farewell to mountains of paperwork and labor-intensive manual tracking—we streamline inputs directly from your connected accounts. With Bench Accounting, public relations consultants can glean insights from one centralized dashboard. This makes it effortless to comprehend the financial status of your consultancy and 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 public relations consultants

Public relations consultants often juggle a multitude of tasks, from managing client relationships to crafting unique communications strategies. Amid these numerous obligations, managing finances, complying with industry-specific tax laws, and keeping up with the nuances of bookkeeping can be daunting. That's where Bench steps in. We offer top-notch online bookkeeping services tailored to meet the industry-specific needs of PR consultants. Our expert team possesses in-depth knowledge of the tax deductions that are unique to the public relations industry, hence we’re able to provide you with maximum tax savings. We manage reconciliation processes for client billings and expense accounts, ensuring you’re always on top of your business finances.

Bench brings a revolutionary approach to managing small business accounts. We pair intuitive software with live, expert bookkeepers to ensure you get the optimal blend of automation and human touch. Having a real person managing your books means you can count on not just accuracy, but also on personalized service that truly understands your business. Our experts familiarize themselves with the laws and regulations specific to the public relations industry, saving you from potential legal and financial risks. With detailed financial reports provided by Bench and clear, up-to-date accounting records, you can focus more on what's essential – cultivating stellar relationships and strategies for your clients.

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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As a public relations consultant, what specific bookkeeping practices should I follow for a clear financial overview?

As a public relations consultant, the following bookkeeping practices are essential for a clear financial overview:

  • Record Income and Expenses Daily: Regularly recording all transactions, including income and expenses, ensures accuracy in your financial records.
  • Separate Personal and Business Transactions: Having separate accounts for your personal and business transactions can help make bookkeeping easier and more transparent.
  • Invoicing: Regular and consistent invoicing is essential for proper bookkeeping, as it provides a record of money owed and received.
  • Bank Reconciliation: Regularly compare your bank records with your own books to catch any errors or discrepancies early.
  • Track Receivables: Monitor the money that's owed to you by clients to ensure timely payments and to manage cash flow effectively.
  • Monitor Payables: Similarly, track all your business expenses and pay your bills on time to avoid late fees and to maintain good relationships with suppliers.

Regularly following these practices as a public relations consultant will give you a clear overview of your financial situation, help with tax filing, and provide valuable insight into the financial health of your business.

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How can Bench Accounting help manage the fluctuating income that comes with PR consulting work?

Bench Accounting provides a reliable and robust bookkeeping solution for PR consultants. This includes tracking and managing fluctuating income, which is a common characteristic of PR consulting work. We help you stay on top of your finances with real-time reports and insights into your cash flow situation. Our expert bookkeepers also handle monthly financial statement preparation, expense classification, and ensure your books are always audit-ready, allowing you more time to focus on your PR projects and less on your books. Bench Accounting is here to provide a simplified, streamlined approach to your financial management needs.

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What are common accounting mistakes that Public Relations consultants often make and how can these be avoided?

What are common accounting mistakes that Public Relations consultants often make and how can these be avoided?

Public Relations consultants often make a few common accounting mistakes that, if not addressed, can lead to serious complications and financial loss:

  • Not separating personal and business expenses: This can make it hard to track business costs and can lead to tax complications. To avoid this, always use separate bank accounts for personal and business transactions.
  • Not keeping receipts: Receipts are necessary for verifying expenses, particularly during tax season. Always keep an organized record of all financial transactions.
  • Ignoring financial record keeping until tax season: Regularly updated books make tax preparation much easier and help to avoid costly mistakes or omissions. Implement a regular bookkeeping schedule to stay on top of your finances.
  • Inaccurate forecasting: Without an accurate financial forecast, it's tough to make informed business decisions or predictions. Include numerous possible outcomes in your forecast to prepare for various scenarios and adjust your plan accordingly.

Bench's team of expert bookkeepers are familiar with these common mistakes made by Public Relations consultants and are equipped to assist and provide solutions to avoid them.

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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 Public relations consultants

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