The 5 Best Alternatives to Countsy in 2024

The 5 Best Alternatives to Countsy in 2024

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Pilot Team
January 22, 2023
The 5 Best Alternatives to Countsy in 2024

Countsy is a finance and accounting service provider that caters to the needs of startups and growing businesses. They offer a range of services, including bookkeeping, payroll, and tax support. However, Countsy might not be the perfect fit for every business, which is why we've compiled a list of alternative solutions below.

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 advanced software, delivers accurate monthly financial reports, allowing you to focus on what matters most - growing your business.

What We Do

As a leading provider of financial services, we cater to the unique needs of Mid-Market, SMB, and Startup clients across various industries. Our team of experts ensures personalized solutions that align with your business requirements:

  • 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 comprehensive suite of services includes bookkeeping, tax, CFO services, R&D credit, and stock administration. We offer specialized expertise for startups, consumer goods & retail, law firms, and professional services firms, ensuring that your financial needs are met with precision and efficiency.

By leveraging our extensive industry knowledge and advanced software tools, we deliver accurate monthly financial reports, allowing you to focus on what matters most - growing your business.

Why Use Pilot?

  • Innovative workflows for improved accuracy: Pilot utilizes advanced software and a team of experts to deliver precise monthly financial reports, ensuring that your books are always up-to-date and accurate.
  • Enhanced communication and collaboration: Our team works closely with your business, providing a seamless experience and fostering a strong working relationship to better understand your financial needs and goals.
  • Extensive experience at every stage of growth: Pilot has helped companies receive over $10B in fundraising and save over $36M in R&D tax savings, demonstrating our ability to support businesses at all stages of development.
  • Wide range of services: We offer a comprehensive suite of services, including bookkeeping, tax, CFO services, stock administration, R&D tax credit, and AP/AR, making us a one-stop-shop for all your financial needs.
  • Industry-specific expertise: Pilot caters to various industries, such as consumer goods & retail, law firms, and professional services firms, ensuring that our solutions are tailored to your unique business requirements.

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. Finta

Finta is an all-in-one accounting platform designed specifically for startups, offering a streamlined solution for bookkeeping and tax preparation. By replacing traditional bookkeeping tools and services, Finta provides businesses with real-time financial data and insights, enabling them to make informed decisions and track key financial metrics.

  • Industries: While Finta does not explicitly list the industries it serves, the platform is tailored for startups and growing businesses, particularly those that are VC-backed.
  • Services: Finta offers software accounting, bookkeeping, and tax preparation services, including auto-categorization of transactions, real-time financial insights, and support for tax filings and R&D tax credits.
  • Pricing Plans: Finta provides two main pricing plans - Startup ($100/month) and Growth ($250/month), with additional add-ons available for tax filings and R&D tax credits.

3. Kruze Consulting

Kruze Consulting is a leading provider of accounting, finance, HR, and tax consulting services for seed and venture capital-funded startups. With a strong track record of helping clients raise over $10 billion in VC financing and achieve successful acquisitions, Kruze Consulting is dedicated to offering best-in-class financial and HR systems for data-driven startup founders.

  • Industries: Kruze Consulting primarily serves funded startups across various sectors, including SaaS, Biotech, CPG, Crypto, eCommerce, Hardware, and Healthcare.
  • Services: Startup Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Advisory, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning & Reporting, HR, Outsourced CFO, and Tax Preparation.
  • Pricing Plans: Basic (starting at $600/month for startups with less than $150k in monthly expenses, $750/month for startups with between $150k-$300k in monthly expenses), Founder Timesaver (starting at $850/month for startups with less than $150k in monthly expenses, $1,250/month for startups with between $150k-$300k in monthly expenses), and Premium (custom pricing for startups with more than $300k in monthly expenses).

4. Graphite

Graphite is a finance department-as-a-service provider for 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 services ranging from bookkeeping to financial modeling, board reporting, and more, helping startups scale 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 starts at $850/month, Tier 2: Strategic Finance and Tax & Compliance pricing are not listed. For more information or to get a quote, visit the Graphite pricing page or contact Graphite directly.

5. airCFO

airCFO is a company that specializes in providing accounting, finance, people operations, and tax services for startups. They use proprietary tech tools and a dedicated team of experts to deliver optimized services tailored to each company's unique needs. By taking care of the back-office business, airCFO allows founders to focus on growing their business and reaching their company's full potential.

  • Industries: airCFO serves startups at different stages of their growth, from pre-seed to Series B+.
  • Services: Accounting, Fractional CFO, Tax, People Ops, and various add-on services such as invoicing support, multi-entity consolidation, grant accounting, inventory management, revenue operations, procurement and vendor management, advanced metric tracking, board and investor relations, transaction advisory, audit/due diligence support, cap table management, R&D tax credits, and other tax return add-ons.
  • Pricing Plans: Accounting services range from $500 to $1,900 per month, Finance services range from $315 per hour to $2,500 per month, Tax services range from $750 annually to $3,600 annually, and People Operations services range from $750 per month to $2,500 per month, depending on the stage of the startup.

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