Bench Bookkeeping Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Bench Bookkeeping

You run your business. We’ll do your bookkeeping.

4.74/5 (168 reviews)

Bench Bookkeeping overview

What is Bench Bookkeeping?

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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Pricing

Starting from
$139/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Bench Bookkeeping reviews

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Erik Fish

Completely alleviated stress while reducing my bookkeeping costs

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-29
Review Source: Capterra

When I first heard about Bench, I was nervous about switching from a standard, old school accounting firm I'd worked with for many years. Within a week, my fears were dissipating. Three years later, my fears are completely gone. Bench completely meets my needs as a small business owner - while saving me time and money.

Pros
Bench is SIMPLE. The software provides me an accurate and easy to understand overview of my monthly and annual financials with easy-to- process visuals and graphs. The software integrates automatically with my bank and credit card, alleviating the back and forth calls and emails I used to labor through with my former "brick and mortar" accountants. When I have a question, the Bench team is always available and quick to respond.

Cons
Nada! No complaints here! I have not experienced a single problem with the Bench software

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Brent Wadzita

A great value of service for taking care of bookkeeping

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

Great experience and helpful service. Awesome value since an in-person CPA would be double the cost. Bench was especially around tax time when it comes to working with me to get my numbers buttoned up.

Pros
The iOS app is simple and easy to use. I appreciate the quick access to messaging back and forth with my bookkeeper, making notes about transactions, and they referred me to Gusto for an integrated payroll service

Cons
Some of the features like their Pulse tab of real time bank account syncing and electronic PDF statement syncing are glitchy.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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M. Brandon Lee

Extremely happy with my choice!

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-17
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, really great! They're super helpful. Most of the time they're quick to respond, but at times have needed to have an extra poke to get a response. That is a rarity. Usually, I'll hear back from someone by the next day at the latest.

Pros
Having all the data to see my business stats has been really helpful. They call it the "Pulse" which shows you the health of your business with a way to visualize how you're doing over time. I like that a lot. Bookkeeping is really easy for me now and I'm thankful I outsourced it. I just connect my accounts and drag and drop invoices and receipts that I scan or receive into the documents section and they take care of things. They also provide a nice, clean, easy to understand summary at the end of each year so my accountant can do my taxes easily. I have no regrets going with Bench. It definitely saves me a lot of time and stress.

Cons
I wish there are some nice comparable summaries like percentage growth or changes month to month, by quarter, and YoY. Prices still feel a little high to me and I wish there was an option for invoicing and receiving payments into my checking accounts.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Marie Masse

Bench dropped the ball & gave me a partial refund.

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-07-23
Review Source: Capterra

I tested Bench out at the end of 2019 and then hired them for my entire 2020 books. In the beginning, they were on top of things. Then, mid-summer they dropped the ball. My account got passed to another team, and they didn't even touch my books for months. It was a mess. I reached out to customer service and they did give me 2 months of a refund, because the customer service rep (who was very kind & courteous) saw what I saw. In December, I requested for my bookkeeper to fix some miscategorized transactions and later asked, "Hey were those fixed?" She said she fixed them, which was a blatant lie! On top of all of that, it took them about TWO MONTHS to do my final end of year books that I could pass onto my CPA. I was told they were uploaded, but then they weren't there when I looked for them. I had to request, "Please upload them again." They apologized and did so right away, but by the time I saw them, thank goodness for the COVID extension, because I literally didn't have my deliverables from Bench until April 2020. My filings would have been late.

Pros
Bench is easy to use and navigate. In the beginning, they were fantastic at answering questions I had to help understand how my bookkeeping was being handled. That's about the only good thing I have to say.

Cons
I spent more time dealing with Bench all year long than when I was doing my own bookkeeping on a simple spreadsheet. I expected a learning curve in the beginning. They promised it would get easier "as we learn about your business and transactions," but I found month after month that the same transactions got flagged needing my input. Then, when I did thorough checks on my books, I found several transactions not in the right category. The other thing I didn't like was that my bank constantly needed to be reconnected. I truly felt like I spent more time handling Bench than I would've spend just doing my own bookkeeping.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Heidi Drygas

Great product, worth the cost for peace of mind

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like that it's easy to use, comes in a user-friendly format, and simplifies accounting for me. It's dummy-proof! I'm mostly looking forward to an easier tax season with this software.

Cons
It's a little expensive for a one-person office, so I wish there were more tiers in pricing. But I like the product and will continue to use it, and understand that it costs money for a good product.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Bench Bookkeeping pricing

Starting from
$139/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Every plan comes with unlimited support from a dedicated bookkeeping team and intuitive software to track your financials.

Bench Bookkeeping features

Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Data Import/Export
Expense Tracking
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data

API (280 other apps)
Audit Trail (140 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (169 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (187 other apps)
Compliance Management (191 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (172 other apps)
Electronic Payments (173 other apps)
Financial Analysis (132 other apps)
Invoice Management (235 other apps)
Invoice Processing (152 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (262 other apps)
Third Party Integration (213 other apps)
Workflow Management (154 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Bench Bookkeeping

Key features of Bench Bookkeeping

  • Dedicated Bookkeepers
  • Flexible Communication
  • Interactive Financial Statements
  • Interactive Visual Reports
  • North American Based
  • Online Document Management
  • Simple, Secure Data Sharing
  • iPhone App
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