Our team takes the time to deeply understand your business, answer your questions, help you link your accounts, and show you how Bench works.
Each month, your bookkeeper organizes your business transactions and prepares financial statements. If they need anything from you, they’ll get in touch.
We’ll reach out regularly with bookkeeping updates. Have pressing questions that can’t wait? We’ll get back to you in one business day or less.
In busy Birmingham, we understand that your business never sleeps. That's why we’re committed to keeping you updated with frequent bookkeeping reports. Dealing with urgent issues that demand immediate responses? Rest assured, our local Alabama team will respond to your concerns in one business day or less.
Our platform allows you to automate data inputs from most major providers to avoid common mistakes. We partner with merchants like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—so your finances are always accurate.
In the vibrant business landscape of Birmingham, Alabama, our platform lets you automate data inputs from most primary providers to negate typical errors. We collaborate with nationally recognized brands like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square to ensure the financial accuracy your Birmingham-based business needs.
Say goodbye to piles of paperwork and time-consuming manual tracking—we automate inputs directly from linked accounts. Get insights from one central dashboard so you can easily understand the health of your business and make strategic decisions.
Bid farewell to mountains of paperwork and hours of manual tracking in Birmingham, Alabama—we streamline inputs straight from connected accounts. Gain insights from a single, centralized dashboard, making it easier for Birmingham business owners to comprehend the well-being of their ventures, allowing you to make strategic decisions in this bustling Southern business hub.
Whether you own one of Birmingham's renowned barbecue joints, run a tech startup, or are part of our city's growing entertainment industry, Bench Accounting is here to simplify your bookkeeping and tax needs. Carefully developed software and our team of accomplished human bookkeepers manage your financial data in unison, giving your Birmingham, Alabama business an unprecedented advantage. We understand and proficiently navigate the unique regulations that pertain to Birmingham, including all municipal codes, Alabama state laws, and the federal taxes that impact your business.
Bench Accounting not only possesses superior knowledge about the ubiquitous Alabama sales taxes, ad valorem taxes, and license taxes, but we're also well versed in Birmingham's specialized business licensing and business taxes. Our industry-centric approach also allows us to grasp the pulse of various business sectors across our city. Whether you operate in the thriving Birmingham financial services sector or the historical steel industry, you can entrust your bookkeeping needs to us. With Bench, you leave behind the old, complicated, and labor-intensive ways of dealing with your financials and embrace a service that's specifically designed to unburden Alabama entrepreneurs, forging a path towards the growth of your business.
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.
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.
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.
Your bookkeeping team consists of 3 professionally trained bookkeepers, including one senior bookkeeper who reviews all of your monthly statements and your Year End Financial package.
We try our best to keep you with the bookkeeping team you’re assigned when you come on board. If there’s any change in your bookkeeping team, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and make sure the transition is a smooth one.
Your Bench Tax team consists of a Bench Tax Coordinator and a Bench Tax Advisor.
QuickBooks and other bookkeeping software give you a tool to do your own bookkeeping. Bench does your bookkeeping for you.
With Bench, you get a team of real, expert bookkeepers in addition to software. You’ll always have the human support you need, and a mobile friendly platform to access your up-to-date financials.