The 5 Best Alternatives to PwC Bookkeeping Connect in 2024

The 5 Best Alternatives to PwC Bookkeeping Connect in 2024

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Pilot Team
January 1, 2023
The 5 Best Alternatives to PwC Bookkeeping Connect in 2024

PwC Bookkeeping Connect is a comprehensive bookkeeping solution designed to streamline financial management for businesses. While it offers a robust set of features, it may not be the perfect fit for every startup's unique needs. That's why we've compiled a list of alternative bookkeeping services to consider for your growing business.

1. Pilot

At Pilot, we provide a combination of accounting, CFO, and tax services tailored for startups and growing businesses. Our team of experts and software work together to deliver accurate monthly financials, allowing you to focus on what matters most - growing your business.

What We Do

At Pilot, we offer tailored financial services for startups, small businesses, and growing companies across a wide range of industries, providing specialized expertise. Our dedicated team 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 Tax Credit, and 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 to deliver accurate and reliable financial services. With deep integrations with the tools businesses already use, we provide a seamless platform for staying on top of everything, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

Why Use Pilot?

As a content strategist at Pilot, I'd like to share some key advantages of using our services for your startup or growing business:

  • Improved accuracy: Our innovative workflows and combination of expert accountants and software ensure that your monthly financials are delivered with high accuracy, giving you confidence in your financial data.
  • Enhanced communication and collaboration: We prioritize clear and open communication with our clients, making it easy for you to stay informed and collaborate with our team on your financial needs.
  • Extensive experience: Our team has experience working with businesses at every stage of growth, across a wide range of industries, ensuring that we can provide tailored solutions for your unique needs.
  • Comprehensive service offerings: We offer a variety of services, including bookkeeping, tax services, CFO services, stock administration, R&D tax credit, and AP/AR, making us a one-stop-shop for your financial needs.
  • Strong integrations and industry recognition: With over 250 integrations and a #1 rating in bookkeeping & accounting on G2, as well as 4.9 stars on Capterra & Getapp, you can trust that our services are reliable and well-regarded in the industry.

Our Pricing

Pilot offers various pricing options for their services:

  • Bookkeeping: Starter $499/month, Core $699/month, and Plus custom pricing.
  • Tax: Essentials (starting at $2,450/year) and Standard (starting at $5,400/year).
  • CFO Services: Basic ($1,875/month), Essential ($3,375/month), and Custom ($5,625/month).
  • Stock Administration: $399/hour.
  • R&D Tax Credit: 20% of total credit received.

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

2. 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 businesses establish a stable financial structure and prepare for growth, acting as a trusted advisor to hundreds of venture-backed, growth-focused startups.

Some of the key offerings provided by airCFO include:

  • Services: Financial Services Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Advisory, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning & Reporting, HR, Outsourced CFO, Payroll, and Tax Preparation.
  • Industries: Business Services, Information Technology, Finance Technology, Health and Bio-Tech, Real Estate, Construction, Hospitality, and Aerospace Technology.
  • 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), and Scale (pricing for all services to be discussed with the company).

For more information on pricing or to get a quote, visit the airCFO pricing page or schedule a discovery call.

3. Finta

Finta is an all-in-one accounting platform designed for startups, offering an easy way to set up bookkeeping and taxes. It aims to replace traditional bookkeeping tools and services, providing clean books, timely tax filings, and a real-time dashboard to track financial metrics.

  • Services: Bookkeeping, Financial Insights, Support, Tax Filings (add-on), and R&D Tax Credits (add-on).
  • Industries: While the webpage does not specify the industries they serve, Finta is geared towards ambitious founders and operators, suggesting a focus on startups.
  • Pricing Plans: Startup ($100/month) for startups from incorporation to Seed, and Growth ($250/month) for startups growing past Seed.

4. Bench

Bench is an all-in-one financial solution for small businesses, offering bookkeeping, tax preparation, filing, and financial reporting services. With a team of experts and a powerful platform, Bench aims to help businesses grow by providing accurate financial insights and support.

  • 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, Filing, and Financial Reporting.
  • Pricing Plans: Essential Plan ($249/month billed annually or $299/month billed monthly), Premium Plan ($399/month billed annually or $499/month billed monthly), Catch Up Bookkeeping (starting at $199/month), and Specialized Bookkeeping ($100/month).

5. Zeni

Zeni is an AI-powered bookkeeping and accounting platform designed specifically for tech startups. The platform provides daily bookkeeping and real-time financial insights, allowing founders to stay informed about their finances and make data-driven decisions.

  • Industries: While the webpage does not specify the industries they serve, Zeni is geared towards tech startups.
  • Services: AI Bookkeeping, Bill Payments, Reimbursements, Business Banking, Annual Tax Returns, Fractional CFO Services, Payroll Manager Service, and more.
  • Pricing Plans: Starter Plan ($549/month), Growth Plan ($799/month), and Enterprise Plan (custom pricing). For more details or to get a quote, visit the Zeni pricing page.

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