How Our Online Bookkeeping Works
We give you a team of bookkeepers to do your books, and intuitive software to monitor your financials. It’s everything you need to do your bookkeeping—without actually having to do your bookkeeping.
Here’s what working with Bench looks like
At the beginning of each month
We will gather the financial documents needed to do your bookkeeping and produce accurate financial statements.
Getting the financial documents
Connect your accounts to Bench, and you won’t even have to think about getting us your bank or credit card statements. We sync directly with all major banks to automatically pull your statements into Bench, and we have other simple solutions to get your monthly payroll or merchant statements each month.
During each month
Once we have all the documents we need, we will finalize and complete your books within 15 business days.
We do your bookkeeping
Each month, your Bench team reconciles your accounts, categorizes your transactions, and produces your financial statements. They will also make any necessary adjustments to your books to ensure that they are tax-compliant.
Get in touch if you have a question
It’s normal to have questions about your books. That’s why we’re here. Send us a message via the Bench app and we’ll get back to you within one business day. You can also book a call with your team whenever you like.
We might need your input
While we’re working on your books, we may need to ask for your help to properly categorize a transaction. We’ll send you a message with a few categorization options to pick from, and then you can let us know where it belongs.
At the end of each month
Once your books are complete, you’ll get a message from your bookkeeping team letting you know that your books are ready for review.
We find that it’s helpful to review your books together
For the first two months, we will review your books with you over the phone. These review calls are a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about your financial statements. They also help us to familiarize ourselves with your business, and ensure you are getting the most out of your Bench service.
After this point, we’ll follow your lead and let you decide how often you’d like to connect with us on the phone. Remember, you can book a call with us at any time.
Ready to get started?
Sign up for a trial, and get full access to Bench. We’ll produce a set of financial statements for any month you choose.