About Bench

Let Bench take bookkeeping off your hands—so you can focus on what matters most. Each month Bench gives you a clear, accurate financials. You can monitor your business's financial health, download your financial statements, and chat with your bookkeeping team any time.

Pricing starting from:

US$249.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$249.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Bench: 31

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Bookkeeping Services Integration
  • CPA Firms
  • Cash Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Small Businesses
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Nonprofits
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Spend Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Transaction History
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(282)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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Scott
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  • Industry: Building Materials
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great solution for business owners looking to run lean

Reviewed on 29/4/2019

Great customer service, on boarding was easy - it's a total set it and forget it (and rest assured...

Great customer service, on boarding was easy - it's a total set it and forget it (and rest assured you don't have to worry about it) kind of service. They make helpful recommendations to keep you as hands off as possible. Overall, highly recommend.

Pros

Customer service is great - our account rep always gets back to us in at most 24 hours and always with helpful answers or information.

Cons

I wish tax filing (sales tax and income) was included so I could use Bench for everything.

Pat
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Ditched Quickbooks and saved a lot of time

Reviewed on 3/6/2019

I am spending a lot less time on bookkeeping and accounting.

I am spending a lot less time on bookkeeping and accounting.

Pros

Very easy implementation - love the human support on closing the books each month.

Cons

Not all of my business accounts can be connected via feed (ie intuit payroll), which requires a drag and drop upload each month.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to Bench

I found quickbooks to be frustrating and required far too many manual adjustments - and I never did completely understand the chart of accounts on QB. It was simply too complicated to use and I was exhausted trying to keep up with everything that I needed to do to get a good set of financials.
James
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Shockingly Incompetent

Reviewed on 24/2/2021

I had Bench do a full year of bookkeeping for my company and consulted them on aspects of the PPP...

I had Bench do a full year of bookkeeping for my company and consulted them on aspects of the PPP loan program.

I found them shockingly incompetent. Many mistakes. Much flat-out wrong technical information about the PPP program. It was the most recent encounter with them over the PPP program that motivates me to write this review, to warn the public.

They should not represent themselves as PPP experts.

Pros

The pros are beside the point because the cons are so overwhelming.

Cons

I had Bench do a full year of bookkeeping for my company and consulted them on aspects of the PPP loan program.

I found them shockingly incompetent. Many mistakes. Much flat-out wrong technical information about the PPP program.

They should not represent themselves as PPP experts.

Response from Bench Accounting

Hi James, thanks for taking a moment to share your feedback. We always want to make sure we're continuously addressing client questions and their experience. We had passed your concerns to our Client Success Team and understand a senior leader has been in touch with you to discuss this further. We really appreciate your transparency as we work through this with you.

Rahul
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to use, great customer service

Reviewed on 21/1/2021

Pros

This was super easy to set up and describe exactly what I was using it for. other providers took ages to figure out how to integrate my Amazon sales but Bench just got it!

Cons

The pricing was a bit on the higher side especially the catch up accounting that ended up being a large lumpsum in my case!

Alternatives Considered

Synder and Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Choosing Bench

Better Bookkeeping support and ease of integration with Amazon

Switched From

Quickbooks Online

Response from Bench Accounting

Thank you so much for sharing, Rahul!

Scott
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Enjoying Bench Accounting for my Small Business

Reviewed on 25/5/2021

Bench helps me stay on top of my bookkeeping and know that my "i"s are dotted and "t"s are crossed.

Bench helps me stay on top of my bookkeeping and know that my "i"s are dotted and "t"s are crossed.

Pros

I like how simple it was to connect my bank accounts as well as third party payors (eg. paypal, stripe). The interface is intuitive to navigate and uploading receipts using my custom email is a nifty trick!

Cons

I wish linking to Bench Tax or having some sort of tax center was a bit more seamless.

Response from Bench Accounting

Hi, Scott! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you're finding our interface user friendly, and that your team has been able to help you stay on top of your finances!

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Bench FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Bench.

Bench offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$249.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

- Monthly bookkeeping - Dedicated bookkeeping team - Year-end tax ready financial statements - Direct, unlimited communication with our in-house research team

Bench has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200

Bench supports the following languages:

English

Bench supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Bench integrates with the following applications:

Shoeboxed, Shopify, Square Point of Sale, Stripe

Bench offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Chat

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