The 29 Best Accounting Tools For Small Business [2024]

Updated: January 20th, 2022

Accounting is essential to running your business.

After interviewing thousands of founders, we put together a list of the most popular accounting tools.

Here they are:

1. Quickbooks

Manage your accounting, get invoices paid on time, accept payments & much more.

More About Quickbooks

Digital payment processing solution that provides a unified platform to claim payments, process premiums, engage digitally.

  • Connect your bank account to automatically import and categorize transactions. Sync with popular apps and easily snap photos of your receipts to store them with QuickBooks Mobile.
  • Powerful invoicing features such as invoice tracking, payment reminders are at your fingertips. Plus, you can access dozens of reports & manage your expenses.

Pricing Details

  • 30-day free trial
  • For Small Businesses: $529.50/month

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Businesses using Quickbooks:

929 successful businesses are using Quickbooks ➜

2. Google Sheets

Web-based spreadsheets.

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338 successful businesses are using Google Sheets ➜

3. Xero

QuickBooks alternative. Use Xero accounting software to manage invoicing, bank reconciliation, bookkeeping & more.

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215 successful businesses are using Xero ➜

4. Wave

Award-winning free accounting software and seamlessly integrated financial services.

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5. Freshbooks

Send invoices, track time, manage receipts, expenses, and accept credit cards.

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37 successful businesses are using Freshbooks ➜

6. bench

Pairs you with a team of professional bookkeepers to do your bookkeeping.

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7. Sage

Business management software subscription-based product published by Sage Group and sold in the United States.

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23 successful businesses are using Sage ➜

8. ADP

Offers industry-leading online payroll and HR solutions, plus tax, compliance, benefit administration and more.

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9. FreeAgent

Cloud-based accounting software targeted at small businesses and their accountants.

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10. Receipt Bank

Accounting and bookkeeping platform.

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11. Justworks

We envision a world in which starting, running, and joining a business is accessible for all.

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12. MYOB

Tax, accounting, and other business services software to small and medium businesses.

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13. Zenefits

Online HCM software gives your team a single place to manage all of your HR needs - payroll, benefits, compliance, and more.

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14. A2X

Accounting software for Amazon sellers.

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15. ZipBooks

Free accounting software that sends invoices, tracks time and expenses, integrates with your bank & lets you process credit cards.

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16. Bonsai

Lets you get paid & track your payment right from the platform.

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17. Billy

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18. Divvy

The corporate card that gives you the credit you need and the software to manage it - plus it’s free to use.

More About Divvy

The spend management platform for small businesses.

Divvy has combined seamless expense management software with corporate cards so you never have to process another expense report. You get a flexible line of credit that scales with your business and up to 7x rewards. Plus, expense management and budgeting software that gives you hours back in your day to focus on growing your business – and it’s free.

As a fast-growing, bootstrapped company, knowing exactly where our finances is has been critical. Divvy gives us instant visibility into every dollar, allows us to easily budget and track how we are spending, and saves our finance team countless hours on running reports.’ - Dylan Jacobs. Founder, BruMate

Pricing Details

The Divvy Platform is free to use to manage budgets, expenses, physical and virtual cards, and so much more.

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19. FileThis

A digital mailbox and filing service for all documents, including healthcare benefits or policy documents, year-end tax documents from mortgage or investment companies, trade confirmations and quarterly reports from investment companies — not just billing statements!

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20. Exact

Cloud business software for SMEs and accountants.

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21. Orion

Software solutions for the rental and hire industry.

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22. Beanninjas

Bookkeeping and unlimited Xero support with fixed monthly packages.

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23. Anfix

The online billing and accounting program specially designed for freelancers and more advanced companies in the market.

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24. SVB

A subsidiary of SVB Financial Group, is a U.S. -based high-tech commercial bank.

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A low cost, easy to use and deploy web based ERP platform to manage multiple sales channels, fulfillment and accounting.

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Is an app that digitally stores your receipts and helps you manage them so that, come tax time or — heaven forbid — an IRS audit, you'll be organized and prepared.

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27. Yuki

The administrative process is fully integrated in the platform with automatic document recognition, a portal for customer communication and control tools that manage the administrative process.

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28. Kashflow

A cloud-based accounting solution that caters to businesses of all sizes.

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29. SimpleKeep

Online service that provides you with a dedicated bookkeeping team to handle your bookkeeping, tax, payroll.

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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.