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: 27

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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(276)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Chris
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Love Bench!

Reviewed on 19/10/2020

Bench is the easiest way to manage our books online. It's been a huge time and money saver over the...

Bench is the easiest way to manage our books online. It's been a huge time and money saver over the last few years.

Pros

I've been using Bench for years now and it's so simple to see and manage my books. When something isn't categorized correctly, I add a comment and it's moved over to the right one. It's been great and easy to use.

Cons

The monthly income statements are behind often. I have to ask to get them on time. I wish it integrated with Quickbooks as my CPA can easily manipulate the data for reports.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Reasons for Choosing Bench

The accountant was slow and took forever to make small updates.

Reasons for Switching to Bench

I didn't want to do the work!

Response from Bench Accounting

Thanks, Chris! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and feedback. We've passed your comments to your team as well! Wishing you all the best.

Guy
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • 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

Life and Business Changing

Reviewed on 6/7/2021

In the wake of COVID I left the agency I was at to do my own agency. While I had my business as a...

In the wake of COVID I left the agency I was at to do my own agency. While I had my business as a side-agency for a number of years and applications like Freshbooks and then Quickbooks Self-Employed helped me manage things I dreaded tax season and all the work I needed to do every year.

During COVID I had to get my business up and going, get clients, execute projects, and get things done. I had zero time for managing my books. When the end of the year came up I dreaded the work that was ahead of me with several big projects in progress. Then, through the service I use to pay my contractors, I found out about Bench and it has changed my business AND my life.

Bench took 15 months' worth of books that needed to be done and assigned them to a "catch-up" accountant. He went through everything, classified all my expenses, and had a simple way to ask me to review anything they need clarification on. They pulled difficult things to deal with like my processing fees from Stripe and instantly accounted for them. On top of that, having an honest to goodness accountant and accounting team to know how to PROPERLY set up a Chart of Accounts and classify expenses was game-changing. This service easily pays for itself in the time it saves me and the peace of mind it gives me.

Pros

- An accounting team to get me on track.
- Tax resources with their Bench Tax service.
- A beautiful interface that is easy to understand and use.
- Superb customer service with timely replies to any questions you have.
- An easy way to review anything your team needs clarification on, I rarely spend more than 5 minutes a month classifying expenses for them.
- EXPERTISE, Bench isn't just software to do your books, THEY are doing your books, understand small businesses and bring accounting expertise at a very affordable price.
- Completed my taxes easily and reduced my tax burden, it was the most painless tax process I've had in years.

Cons

- Communication early in Bench Tax could be improved but I mostly put this on me for being behind.
- Having a separate signon for Bench Tax is a bit of a pain but not a big deal.

Response from Bench Accounting

We appreciate you taking the time to share this positive experience with us, Guy! We're so happy to hear that the Bench platform, the expertise of your bookkeeping team, and timely client support have taken the burden of bookkeeping and tax filing off of your plate. Thank you for being with Bench, Guy!

Michael
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  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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

Its easy and worth it.

Reviewed on 5/8/2022

The sales and onboarding team was amazing. [SENSITIVE CONTENT] is a champion.

The sales and onboarding team was amazing. [SENSITIVE CONTENT] is a champion.

Pros

Reconciliation and ongoing communication through the chat is priceless. The teams are fast and handling things in real time is valuable to the process.

Cons

I'd hoped my monthly statements would be pulled automatically once I linked my accounts.

Response from Bench Accounting

Hi Michael, we're so happy to hear you had such a great experience with our sales and onboarding team! I'll be sure to pass it along to the team, I know they will be thrilled! We're excited to keep providing the support you need so you can continue to grow your businesses.

Alex
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Not what I expected and would not buy again.

Reviewed on 12/9/2022

Pros

Like having access to an accountant and tax accountant

Cons

Not timely, not adaptable to my business needs, makes assumptions that I would expect form software not form humans.

Response from Bench Accounting

Hi Alex, thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We sincerely regret to hear that this has been your experience with us, as we aim to provide accurate and timely financials. A member of our Client Success team has reached out to discuss your concerns, and we have passed this review to your bookkeeping team for further review.

Molly
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  • Industry: Alternative Medicine
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Costly

Reviewed on 15/9/2022

Pros

Seamless and effective. Takes the responsibility off my to do’s list

Cons

I feel it’s very expensive for what it is, especially since is pretty automated after the first few months

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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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