The 5 Best Alternatives to Aprio in 2024

The 5 Best Alternatives to Aprio in 2024

Written by 
Pilot Team
April 23, 2023
The 5 Best Alternatives to Aprio in 2024

Aprio is a leading accounting and advisory firm that offers a wide range of services, including audit, tax, and consulting solutions. While it caters to various industries, it may not be the perfect fit for every startup's unique needs and requirements. That's why we've compiled a list of alternative accounting firms below to help you find the right match for your business.

1. Pilot

At Pilot, we provide a comprehensive suite of accounting, CFO, and tax services tailored for startups and growing businesses. Our team of experts, combined with our innovative software, delivers accurate monthly financials, allowing founders to focus on what truly matters - growing their business.

What We Do

At Pilot, we specialize in providing tailored financial services to startups and small businesses across various industries. Our dedicated team of experts ensures personalized solutions that align with our clients' unique business needs:

  • Industries: We specialize in working with high-growth technology startups, ecommerce providers, professional services, non–profits and more.
  • Services: Bookkeeping, Tax, CFO Services, R&D Credit, Stock Admin

As the largest startup-focused accounting firm in the US, our team of over 250 US-based employees works with thousands of startups, delivering scalable services that can support businesses of all sizes. Our triple-checked financial statements provide peace of mind, allowing founders to focus on growing their business.

Why Use Pilot?

  • Accuracy and reliability: At Pilot, we prioritize accuracy in our financial services. Our innovative workflows and expert team ensure that your monthly books are consistently correct, giving you confidence in your financial data.
  • Expertise across industries: We serve a wide range of industries, including startups, retail, law firms, and professional services. Our diverse experience allows us to provide tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of your business.
  • Comprehensive service offerings: Pilot offers a full suite of financial services, including bookkeeping, tax, CFO services, stock administration, and R&D tax credit. This means you can rely on us for all your financial needs, simplifying your back-office operations.
  • Streamlined integrations: Our platform integrates seamlessly with popular business tools, making it easy for you to access and manage your financial data. This helps you save time and effort, allowing you to focus on growing your business.
  • Best-in-class support: We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer support. Our high ratings on G2, Capterra, and Getapp demonstrate our commitment to helping our clients succeed by addressing their concerns and providing timely assistance.

Our Pricing

Pilot offers various pricing options for their services:

  • Bookkeeping: Starter ($499/month), Core ($699/month), and Plus (custom pricing)
  • Tax: Essentials ($2,450/year) and Standard ($5,400/year)
  • CFO Services: Basic ($1,875/month), Essential ($3,375/month), and Custom ($5,625/month)

For custom pricing plans, visit the Pilot pricing page and contact sales for a quote.

2. Acuity

Acuity is an accounting and online bookkeeping service provider that specializes in catering to the needs of entrepreneurs. With a focus on establishing sustainable financial processes and implementing the best accounting technologies, Acuity has become the financial backbone for thousands of businesses.

  • Industries: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, eCommerce, Professional Services, Software, Technology Hardware & Equipment
  • Services: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Advisory, Bookkeeping, Outsourced CFO, Payroll, Tax Preparation, Technology Implementation & Consulting
  • Pricing Plans: Bookkeeping ($479/month), Bookkeeping Plus ($1,029/month), Bookkeeping Plus + Accounting ($2,179/month).

3. Zeni

Zeni is an AI-powered bookkeeping and accounting platform designed specifically for tech startups. The platform offers daily bookkeeping and real-time financial insights, enabling founders to make informed decisions and stay on top of their finances.

  • Industries: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, eCommerce, Financial Services, Media, Non-Profit and Religious, Professional Services, Software
  • Services: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning & Reporting, Outsourced CFO, Tax Preparation
  • Pricing Plans: Starter ($549/month, billed annually), Growth ($799/month, billed annually), and Enterprise (custom pricing, billed annually).

4. airCFO

airCFO is a financial services provider that specializes in helping startups establish a stable financial structure and prepare for growth. They offer a range of services, including accounting, fractional CFO, tax, and people operations, acting as a trusted advisor to hundreds of venture-backed startups.

  • Industries: Not explicitly mentioned on the website
  • Services: Accounting, Finance, Tax, People Operations
  • Pricing Plans: Launchpad (Accounting: $500/month, Finance: $315/hour, Tax: $750/annually, People Ops: $750/month), Launch (Accounting: $1,250/month, Finance: $1,600/month, Tax: $2,200/annually, People Ops: $1,600/month), Iterate (Accounting: $1,900/month, Finance: $2,500/month, Tax: $3,600/annually, People Ops: $2,500/month), Scale (custom pricing).

5. Fondo

Fondo is an all-in-one accounting platform designed specifically for startups, offering services such as bookkeeping, tax filing, and claiming cash back from the IRS. With Fondo, founders can focus on growing their business while the platform takes care of their financial needs, including managing tax credits and ensuring accurate financial reporting.

  • Industries: Technology, Financial, Healthcare, Energy, and Consumer Services
  • Services: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning & Reporting, Outsourced CFO, Tax Preparation
  • Pricing Plans: Monthly Bookkeeping (starting at $599/month), Quarterly Bookkeeping (starting at $1,198/quarter), Annual Bookkeeping (starting at $950/year), TaxPass (starting at $3,250/year), and Global TaxPass (starting at $7,150/year).

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Founder Salary Report 2024 thumbnail cover
How much should you be paying yourself as a founder?
See the report

Suggested Reading

Top 5 Bookkeeping Audit Software

Instructions for Filling Out Form 8801

Pilot vs Fondo

See what Pilot can do for you

Get the peace of mind that comes from partnering with our experienced finance team.

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.