The 5 Best Alternatives to Squire in 2024

The 5 Best Alternatives to Squire in 2024

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Pilot Team
June 11, 2023
The 5 Best Alternatives to Squire in 2024

Squire is a popular accounting and financial management platform designed specifically for startups. While it offers a comprehensive suite of tools and services, it might not be the perfect fit for every business's unique needs. That's why we've compiled a list of alternative solutions below to help you find the best match for your financial management requirements.

1. Pilot

At Pilot, we provide a range of financial services, including accounting, CFO, and tax assistance, tailored to the needs of startups and growing businesses. 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

At Pilot, we specialize in providing tailored financial services for startups, small businesses, and professional services firms across various industries. 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 delivers triple-checked financial statements for peace of mind and expert support for tax preparation. In addition, we offer CFO services for budgeting, KPI tracking, board decks, and fundraising. With Pilot, you can trust that you're working with the most tech-forward, experienced, and scalable accounting firm to help your business grow.

Why Use Pilot?

  • Improved accuracy: Pilot's innovative workflows and mix of experts and software ensure that your monthly books are delivered with the highest level of accuracy, giving you confidence in your financial data.
  • Enhanced communication and collaboration: Our team works closely with you to understand your unique business needs, providing personalized solutions and maintaining open lines of communication for seamless collaboration.
  • Extensive experience: With a track record of helping thousands of companies at every stage of growth, Pilot has the expertise to support your business as it evolves and scales.
  • Comprehensive services: Pilot offers a wide range of financial services, including bookkeeping, tax services, CFO services, stock administration, R&D tax credit, and AP/AR, making it a one-stop-shop for your financial management needs.
  • Scalable solutions: As your business grows, Pilot's services can easily adapt to meet your changing needs, ensuring that you always have the right level of support for your financial operations.

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 provider of accounting, finance, people operations, and tax services for startups. They offer best-in-class solutions and partner with founders to demystify complex issues, steering startups clear of roadblocks from their Day 1 through to exit. With four service line offerings, airCFO can play a role in every back-office function, giving founders peace of mind knowing the work is taken care of and they have more time to focus on growing their business.

  • Services: Accounting, Finance, People Operations, and Tax.
  • Industries: Not explicitly mentioned on the website.
  • Pricing Plans: Accounting (from $500/month), Finance (from $315/hour), Tax (from $750 annually), and People Ops (from $750/month).

3. Zeni

Zeni is an AI-powered bookkeeping and accounting platform designed for tech startups. The platform offers daily bookkeeping and real-time financial insights, enabling founders to make informed decisions and stay up-to-date with their financial data.

  • Services: AI Bookkeeping, Bill Payments, Reimbursements, Business Banking, Cards, Fractional CFO Services, Tax Services, and Payroll Management.
  • Industries: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, eCommerce, Financial Services, Media, Non-Profit and Religious, Professional Services, and Software.
  • Pricing Plans: Starter (from $549/month, billed annually), Growth (from $799/month, billed annually), and Enterprise (custom pricing, billed annually).

4. 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 secure over $10 billion in VC financing, Kruze Consulting is well-equipped to support startups in various industries and stages of growth.

  • Services: Startup Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Advisory, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning & Reporting, HR, Outsourced CFO, and Tax Preparation.
  • Industries: SaaS, Biotech, CPG, Crypto, eCommerce, Hardware, and Healthcare.
  • Pricing Plans: Basic, Founder Timesaver, and Premium packages, with pricing based on the startup's monthly expenses. For specific pricing information or to request a quote, visit the Kruze Consulting pricing page.

5. Fondo

Fondo is a Y Combinator-backed accounting platform that simplifies bookkeeping, tax, and tax credits for startups.

  • Services: Tax Credits, TaxPass, Bookkeeping, and Global TaxPass.
  • Industries: Primarily targeting startups and small businesses.
  • Pricing Plans: Monthly Bookkeeping (from $599/month), Quarterly Bookkeeping (from $1,198/quarter), Annual Bookkeeping (from $950/year), TaxPass (from $3,250/year), and Global TaxPass (from $7,150/year).

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