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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.


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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Solves the Startup Book-keeping Headaches

Reviewed on 4/10/2017

All of my book-keeping headaches are gone!

All of my book-keeping headaches are gone!

Pros

I really like it that Bench people essentially leave me alone and they will do all the bookkeeping stuff for me. It is not my forte, so it is great and done at much lower price point than hiring a firm. The web interface is great and pretty much you upload your expense receipts and they will take care of it.

Cons

Occasionally the bank statement transfers stops, then takes a bit of trial and errors for it to work, only happens perhaps once a year or so. No biggie, but could improve it.

Response from Bench Accounting

Hi Manabu - Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to be able to ease the headache of bookkeeping for you. We've passed the message on to Nadeeshi and the rest of your team, and you've made their day much brighter. - SP

Rahul
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to use, great customer service

Reviewed on 21/01/2021

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!

Nick
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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Bench - A rollercoaster designed by a clown – full of unexpected twists, turns, and a few too...

Reviewed on 4/04/2024

Oh, Bench, where do I begin? Our journey together has been like a rollercoaster designed by a clown...

Oh, Bench, where do I begin? Our journey together has been like a rollercoaster designed by a clown – full of unexpected twists, turns, and a few too many pies in the face. From the magical year of 2020, we embarked on an adventure, not knowing it would turn into a saga worthy of its own sitcom. Our point of contact changed more often than a chameleon in a disco, each time promising a smooth transition that felt more like a game of hot potato. The nuances and complexities of our account were supposed to be handled with care, yet they were tossed around like a salad, leading to a delightful mix of confusion and misplaced assumptions. Let's not forget the enchanting dance of communication with our main Bench point of contact, our very own guide through this nightmare. Their performances were nothing short of spectacular, a blend of confusion, misinformation, and the occasional contradiction. It was like watching a mime trying to explain quantum physics – utterly baffling but strangely captivating.
If you like jokes, you should hear the one were they cancel tax fillings the week before they are due after months of working with their team to get everything reviewed and ready for filing. Their solution, leave your business hanging and waiting for updates and promises that never seem to come all while collecting their monthly billings and service fees but never actually providing the contracted services.

Use Bench if you like your accounting services like a rollercoaster without the thrill, a puzzle without a solution.

Pros

Simple and easy to use platform interface and features. Consolidated communication in platform.

Cons

Contradicting communication from our point of contact. Multiple changes with our point of contact and main bookkeeper. Charging us 21+ months of billings for accounting and tax services they never provided or actually completed. Bench promising to fix and refund those services and tax filings and then never doing so, over and over fro months. Tax filing errors that we had to discover with a 3rd party accounting firm. If you like getting ripped off, money stolen and then have to hire another accounting firm to fix all the issues they caused, then Bench is for you.

Scott
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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Enjoying Bench Accounting for my Small Business

Reviewed on 25/05/2021

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!

Ashley
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I wish we would have invested in this sooner!

Reviewed on 23/06/2020

I LOVE it so much!! I wish we would have started using this from the start with our business.

I LOVE it so much!! I wish we would have started using this from the start with our business.

Pros

Bench has changed our business for the better! Having all of our books from month to month in one place is GAME changing! My favorite part is the real time look at the health of our business because our books are now done monthly. I can be confident that we'll never be behind! Which helps us make better business decisions!

Cons

When I was first new to Bench and terms like "balance sheet" and "profit and loss" I wished there was a hover by where you click on them at the top that gave a quick description of what each meant.

Response from Bench Accounting

We're thrilled to hear this, Ashley! We've passed your glowing words to your bookkeeping team, who will be equally as thrilled.

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Bench FAQs

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Bench offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$299.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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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