Local bookkeeping for US businesses

Say goodbye to the stress of managing your business's finances alone. With Bench, our team of local bookkeeping experts takes care of your bookkeeping, tax prep, and filing, so you can focus on growing your business.

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Trusted by more than 10,000 American small business owners

“Bench is so, so, SO much better than everything I ever did for bookkeeping. My accountants also breathe a sigh of relief when I email them a Bench spreadsheet in advance of tax prep meetings.”

PATRICK MCKENZIE

OWNER

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KALZUMEUS SOFTWARE

“Bench helped me replace QuickBooks, and save about 6 hours per month of horrible accounting work, which is priceless.”

CHRIS RONZIO

CEO

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TRAINUAL

“Bench has lifted a giant weight off my shoulders and freed up my time so I can focus on earning money and working with clients, meetings and calls.”

HEATHER SHOLL

FOUNDER

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THE VILLAGES GYM

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Why choose Bench?

Perfect books

At the end of each month, your bookkeeper delivers accurate, up-to-date financials.

Unlimited support

No waiting for hours on hold—just helpful support from real people. Message your team any time, or book a call whenever you like.

More hours in the day

We take care of the tedious bookkeeping work, you get more time to focus on what you care about—helping your business succeed.

Built for small business

Bench is made for small businesses. And unlike other services, we never limit support based on business size.

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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Does Bench sync with QuickBooks or other accounting software?

We don’t sync your financial data from any other bookkeeping software.


We use our own proprietary software to complete your books. You won’t need any other software to work with Bench—we do everything within our easy-to-use platform.


QuickBooks, Xero and other do-it-yourself bookkeeping software give you a tool to do your own bookkeeping and taxes. Bench does your bookkeeping and taxes for you.


If you’re switching from QuickBooks, we’ll work from your closing balances to do your bookkeeping going forward. If you’re not sure whether your closing balances are accurate, we recommend chatting with one of our Onboarding Specialists about Catch Up bookkeeping.

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What software do you use to complete my bookkeeping?

We use our own proprietary software to complete your books. You won’t need any other software to work with Bench—we do everything within the platform.

Every report accessible in the Bench platform can be exported to an Excel file for easy sharing with anyone from business partners to accountants.

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What does my bookkeeper do?

Your bookkeeper reconciles your accounts, categorizes your transactions, and produces your financial statements. They also make adjustments to your books to ensure they’re tax-compliant. Occasionally your bookkeeper might need your input on things like categorizing a transaction properly, but we try our best to make bookkeeping as hands-off as possible for you.


You can also book a call with your bookkeeper (or send them a message) whenever you’d like. There’s no extra fee or hourly charges for support—we’re always happy to nerd out about bookkeeping and your financial statements.

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How does the free month of bookkeeping work?

Shortly after you sign up, we’ll give you a call to learn more about your business and bookkeeping needs. On this call, we’ll connect your accounts to Bench, and gather any extra documentation we need to complete your books.

Once we have everything set up, we’ll complete a month of your bookkeeping in 1-2 days. Our bookkeepers reconcile your accounts, categorize your transactions, and make necessary adjustments to your books. The end result is a set of accurate financial statements—an income statement and a balance sheet.

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I’m behind on my bookkeeping and taxes. Can you get me caught up?

Yep! You can add any amount of Catch Up bookkeeping to a standard Bench plan. No matter how far behind you are (yes, even years behind), we can get you caught up quickly.


If you’re several years behind on your bookkeeping and taxes, you can get caught up and filed with Bench Retro.

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How do you receive my documents? Do I need to give you my receipts?

We use Plaid, which lets you securely connect your financial accounts to Bench in seconds. This feature saves you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.


We connect with Stripe, Square, Shopify, PayPal, and Amazon. By connecting your payment processor, all of your transactions are automatically synced to Bench’s platform.


We also support clients that use other merchant processors. We’ll work with you to connect accounts and pull the data we need to reconcile your books.


There are some times that we’ll request documents from you (like account statements or receipts), just to ensure the information we have is correct. If you need to share files with your bookkeeping team, it’s as simple as uploading a file. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Does Bench file my taxes?

Yes, we’ll prep and file your taxes for you as part of our Premium plan!

Once your bookkeeper completes your year end financials, your dedicated Tax Coordinator and Bench Tax Advisor will facilitate the preparation, review, and filing of your income tax return. When it’s ready, we’ll reach out to you for the “all clear.” Then, we’ll file your taxes and pull funds directly from your account to pay any applicable taxes.

And since tax time stress isn’t limited to tax season, year-round tax advisory services comes standard. Our licensed tax professionals are on hand for all your tax planning needs. With check-ins throughout the year, your tax team leaves no deductions behind.

Let us take bookkeeping off your hands. Forever.

Try our service free, and get full access to Bench. We’ll do a month of your bookkeeping in one business day, and deliver a set of financial statements for you to keep.

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