The 5 Best Alternatives to SimpleCFO Solutions in 2024

The 5 Best Alternatives to SimpleCFO Solutions in 2024

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Pilot Team
April 2, 2023
The 5 Best Alternatives to SimpleCFO Solutions in 2024

SimpleCFO Solutions is a financial services provider that offers CFO support, financial planning, and analysis for startups and small businesses. While their services can be beneficial for many companies, they might not be the perfect fit for everyone's unique needs. That's why we've compiled a list of alternatives below to help you find the best solution 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 financial reports, 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 cater to a diverse range of industries and offer a comprehensive suite of solutions. Our team of experts is dedicated to delivering personalized, accurate, and scalable services that help you focus on growing your business:

  • 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, and Stock Admin.

Our target clients include startups and small businesses of various sizes, from two founders in a garage to hundred-person teams. With a team of over 250 US-based employees, we are the largest startup-focused accounting firm in the US, known for our tech-forward approach and deep integrations with the tools businesses already use. No matter how your business's needs evolve, we've got you covered.

Why Use Pilot?

  • Improved accuracy: Pilot's combination of expert accountants and innovative software ensures that your monthly financial reports are accurate, allowing you to make informed decisions for your business.
  • Enhanced communication and collaboration: Our team of professionals works closely with you to understand your business's unique needs, fostering a collaborative environment that promotes transparency and trust.
  • Extensive experience: Pilot has helped thousands of companies at every stage of growth, from pre-seed startups to those raising nine-figure Series C rounds, providing valuable insights and expertise.
  • Comprehensive suite of services: We offer a wide range of financial services, including bookkeeping, tax services, CFO services, stock administration, R&D tax credit, and AP/AR, tailored to your business's needs.
  • Industry-specific solutions: Pilot provides professional services tailored to various industries, ensuring that our financial solutions are relevant and effective for your specific business sector.

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. 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/month), Plus ($2,499/month), and CFO ($4,999/month).

3. airCFO

airCFO is a financial services provider that specializes in helping startups succeed by offering best-in-class accounting, fractional CFO, tax, and people operations services. With a dedicated team of experts and proprietary tech tools, airCFO partners with founders to navigate complex financial issues and provide essential back-office support, allowing them to focus on growing their businesses.

  • Services: Accounting, Finance, Tax, and People Ops.
  • Industries:  Business Services, Information Technology, Finance Technology, Health and Bio-Tech, Real Estate, Construction, Hospitality, and Aerospace Technology.
  • 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 to $3,600 annually, and People Ops services range from $750 to $2,500 per month, depending on the stage of the startup.

4. Acuity

Acuity specializes in catering to entrepreneurs by offering accounting and online bookkeeping services designed specifically for their needs. With a dedicated accounting team and a range of services, Acuity has become the financial backbone for thousands of entrepreneurs who trust them to guide them in selecting accounting technologies and establishing a sustainable financial process.

  • Industries: The website does not provide specific information about the industries served by Acuity. However, they have dedicated pages for industries such as SaaS and Startup, Ecommerce, Cryptocurrency, and Agencies/Creatives.
  • Services: Cleanup My Books, Bookkeeping, Tax, Controller, and CFO services. Additional services that can be added to any plan include R&D Tax Credit, Tax Services, Accounting/Controller, CFO, and Add Ons.
  • Pricing Plans: Bookkeeping Plus + Accounting ($2,179/month), Bookkeeping Plus ($1,029/month), and Bookkeeping ($479/month).

5. Finta

Finta is an all-in-one accounting platform designed specifically for startups, offering an easy way to set up bookkeeping and taxes. By replacing Quickbooks and expensive bookkeepers, Finta provides clean books, timely tax filings, and a real-time dashboard to track financial metrics, allowing founders to focus on growing their businesses.

  • Services: Software Accounting, Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation, Financial Insights, and Support.
  • Industries: Finta primarily serves startups, but does not provide specific information about the industries they cater to.
  • Pricing Plans: Startup ($100/month), Growth ($250/month), Tax Filings ($1,000 + $250 per state or foreign shareholder), and R&D Tax Credits (15% fee).

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