The 5 Best Alternatives to Mission First Operations in 2024

The 5 Best Alternatives to Mission First Operations in 2024

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Pilot Team
October 19, 2023
The 5 Best Alternatives to Mission First Operations in 2024

We understand that Mission First Operations might not be the perfect fit for everyone.

That's why we've compiled a list of alternatives below to help you find the right solution for your business.

1. Pilot

Here at Pilot, we're dedicated to providing startups and growing businesses with essential financial services, including accounting, CFO, and tax support. Our team of experts, combined with our innovative software, ensures accurate monthly bookkeeping, allowing you to focus on what matters most - growing your business.

What We Do

As a leading provider of financial services for startups and small businesses, we at Pilot are committed to delivering tailored solutions that cater to the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans a wide range of industries and services, ensuring that we can offer personalized support to help your business thrive:

  • 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 team of 300+ US-based professionals is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable financial services, allowing you to focus on growing your business. With our mix of experts and innovative software, we ensure that your monthly books are delivered with unmatched precision. Trust Pilot to be your partner in navigating the financial complexities of running a startup or small business.

Why Use Pilot?

  • Time-saving: By using Pilot, you can save valuable time that would otherwise be spent on managing your finances. Our services allow you to focus on other important aspects of your business, such as product development and customer acquisition.
  • Expertise: Our team of experienced professionals has extensive knowledge in various industries and services. This ensures that we can provide tailored financial support to help your business grow and succeed.
  • Accuracy: Pilot's innovative workflows and software ensure that your monthly books are delivered with high precision. This allows you to make informed decisions based on accurate financial data.
  • Communication and collaboration: Our user-friendly portal enhances communication and collaboration between your team and our financial experts. This ensures that your financial needs are addressed promptly and efficiently.
  • Scalability: Pilot has experience in helping companies at every stage, from pre-seed to raising nine-figure Series C rounds. Our services can grow with your business, providing the necessary support as your financial needs evolve.

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. 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, ensuring founders have up-to-date financial statements and never have to make decisions based on outdated information.

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

3. Bench

Bench is an all-in-one financial solution designed to help businesses grow by providing expert bookkeeping, income tax preparation, and filing services. With a powerful platform and a team of professionals, Bench ensures that your financial needs are met efficiently and accurately.

  • Industries: Automotive, Construction, Consumer Services, eCommerce, Energy, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Government & Agency, Healthcare Care Equipment & Services, Manufacturing, Media, Non-Profit and Religious, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Professional Services, Real Estate & Development, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware & Equipment, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
  • Services: Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation, Tax Advisory & Filing, Catch Up Bookkeeping, and Bench Retro.
  • Pricing Plans: Essential Plan (Monthly: $299/mo, Annually: $249/mo) and Premium Plan (Monthly: $499/mo, Annually: $399/mo).

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 a wide range of services, 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, and Technology Hardware & Equipment.
  • Services: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Advisory, Auditing, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning & Reporting, Outsourced CFO, Payroll, Tax Preparation, and Technology Implementation & Consulting.
  • Pricing Plans: Tier 1: Accounting starting at $850/month, Tier 2: Strategic Finance you may contact them for pricing, and Tax & Compliance you may contact them for pricing.

5. airCFO

airCFO is a financial services provider that specializes in offering Accounting, Fractional CFO, Tax, and People Ops services to startups. They act as a trusted advisor to venture-backed, growth-focused startups, helping them develop and grow their back office practices. With a range of service offerings, airCFO can support every back office function, allowing founders to focus on growing their businesses.

  • Industries: Diverse industries and business models, primarily serving founders and leaders of startups that have raised or plan to raise VC funding.
  • Services: Accounting, Fractional CFO, Tax, and People Ops services.
  • Pricing Plans: Launchpad (Accounting: $500/month, Finance: $315/hour), Launch (Accounting: $1,250/month, Finance: $1,600/month), Iterate and Scale (contact for pricing).

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