The 5 Best Alternatives to Burkland in 2024

The 5 Best Alternatives to Burkland in 2024

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Pilot Team
February 4, 2023
The 5 Best Alternatives to Burkland in 2024

Burkland is a well-known financial services provider that offers part-time CFOs, accounting, and tax services to startups and growing businesses. While they have a solid reputation and a wide range of services, they might not be the perfect fit for every company's unique needs.

That's why we've compiled a list of alternatives below, to help you find the right financial partner for your startup:

1. Pilot

At Pilot, we provide accounting, CFO, and tax services tailored for startups and growing businesses. Our team of experts, combined with our software, delivers accurate monthly financials, allowing you to focus on what matters most - growing your business.

What We Do

As a leading financial services provider, we cater to a diverse range of industries and offer a comprehensive suite of services to support the unique needs of startups and growing businesses. Our experienced team is dedicated to delivering personalized solutions that align with your business objectives:

  • Industries: We specialize in working with high-growth technology startups, ecommerce providers, professional services, non–profits and more.
  • Services: Accounting, Advisory, Financial Planning & Reporting, and Outsourced CFO support for QuickBooks Online.

Our expertise spans across various stages of business growth, from pre-seed to Series C, ensuring that we can provide the financial guidance and support you need at every step of your journey. With a focus on accuracy, technology integration, and a deep understanding of startup-specific financial aspects, we're committed to helping you build a strong financial foundation for your business.

Why Use Pilot?

  • Time efficiency: By using Pilot's services, you can save valuable time that would otherwise be spent on managing your finances. This allows you to focus on other important aspects of your business, such as product development and customer acquisition.
  • Smarter decision-making: With Pilot's financial expertise and innovative workflows, you'll have access to accurate financial data and insights. This empowers you to make informed decisions that drive your business forward.
  • Expertise at every stage: Pilot has extensive experience working with businesses at various stages of growth, from startups to established companies. This means we can provide the right level of support and guidance, no matter where you are in your business journey.
  • Wide range of services: Pilot offers a comprehensive suite of services, including bookkeeping, tax, CFO services, stock admin, and R&D tax credit. This means you can rely on one provider for all your financial needs, simplifying your operations and ensuring consistency.
  • Industry-specific knowledge: We serve a diverse range of industries, such as startups, professional services, consumer goods & retail, law firms, consulting, and creative agencies. This allows us to provide tailored solutions that address the unique financial challenges and requirements of your industry.

Our Pricing

Pilot offers various pricing options for their services:

  • Bookkeeping: Starter $499/month billed annually, Core $699/month billed annually, and Plus with custom pricing.
  • Tax: Essentials starting at $2,450/year and Standard starting at $5,400/year, discounted to $4,950 for 2023 taxes.
  • CFO Services: Basic at $1,875/month billed annually, Essential at $3,375/month billed annually, and Custom at $5,625/month billed annually.

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

2. Graphite

Graphite is a finance department-as-a-service provider that caters to early-stage and growing technology, e-commerce/CPG, and web3 startups. They offer a fractional model, operating like an in-house accounting and finance team but at a fraction of the cost. Graphite provides a wide range of services, from bookkeeping to financial modeling, board reporting, and more, supporting startups from pre-seed to exit.

  • Industries: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, eCommerce, Food & Beverage, Media, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware & Equipment.
  • Services: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Advisory, Auditing, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning & Reporting, Outsourced CFO, Payroll, Tax Preparation, Technology Implementation & Consulting.
  • Pricing Plans: Tier 1: Accounting (starting at $850/month), Tier 2: Strategic Finance (contact for pricing), and Tax & Compliance (contact for pricing).

3. Finta

Finta is an all-in-one accounting platform designed specifically for startups, aiming to replace traditional bookkeeping tools and services. With Finta, you can quickly set up bookkeeping, taxes, and tax credits, while also gaining access to a real-time dashboard to track your financial metrics.

  • Industries: Although not explicitly mentioned, Finta is tailored for startups across various industries.
  • Services: Software Accounting, Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation, Financial Insights, Support, and CFO advice.
  • Pricing Plans: Startup $100 per month, Growth $250 per month, Tax Filings add-on $1,000 plus $250 per state or foreign shareholder, and R&D Tax Credits with a 15% fee.

4. airCFO

airCFO is a financial services provider that specializes in offering Accounting, Fractional CFO, Tax, and People Ops services to startups. They focus on helping founders establish a stable financial structure and prepare for growth by acting as a trusted advisor and providing education and guidance on back office practices. With a range of service offerings, airCFO can support various back office functions, giving founders peace of mind and more time to focus on growing their business.

  • Industries: Although not explicitly mentioned, airCFO is tailored for startups across various industries.
  • Services: Financial Services Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Advisory, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning & Reporting, HR, Outsourced CFO, Payroll, Tax Preparation.
  • Pricing Plans To get a quote or more information, visit the airCFO pricing page and schedule a discovery call with their team.

5. ProvenCFO

ProvenCFO is a finance management company that offers core accounting and financial services to startups and SMBs. They focus on providing relevant, reliable, and real-time reporting to help businesses make informed decisions and navigate through various stages of growth.

  • Industries: Agriculture & Farming, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Construction, Consumer Services, eCommerce, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Healthcare Care Equipment & Services, Insurance & Brokerage, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Professional Services, Real Estate & Development, Retail, and Software.
  • Services: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Advisory, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning & Reporting, Outsourced CFO, Payroll, and Technology Implementation & Consulting.
  • Pricing Plans: Base $999 per month, Plus $2,499 per month, and CFO $4,999 per month.

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