Partner News: Stay on Top of Your Books With Bench Bookkeeping Services

FreshBooks and Bench have partnered together to bring online bookkeeping services to U.S.-based FreshBooks customers.

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As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. And wearing too many hats can really take you away from the things you love to do.

For many—especially when first starting out—bookkeeping is one of those must-wear hats. And it can be incredibly rewarding to master your own small business financials!

But, if the process of bookkeeping leaves you feeling confused, exhausted, or frustrated, then you might want to consider outsourcing to a professional.

Sounds easy, right? Not really. It can take a lot of time to find and onboard the right person. One who understands your business and your software.

That’s why FreshBooks has partnered with Bench. It provides online bookkeeping services, acting as your second set of financial eyes each month.

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    What Is Bench?

    Bench combines smart software with an affordable virtual bookkeeping professional who ensures your books are up-to-date monthly and ready come tax time.

    With a dedicated virtual bookkeeper, you can share the responsibility of managing your books with an expert who knows your business inside and out. This is even more important as your business grows and your finances become more complex.

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    Why We Choose Bench

    Shared values are a huge factor in the success of most partnerships.

    As FreshBooks users know, customer service is very important to us. It’s why our award-winning Support team answers the phone in 3 rings or less and never transfers callers to another department.

    We knew Bench was the right fit because they also value their customers just as highly as we do. Their support team’s number one goal is to ensure customers are happy on their platform.

    Plus, their dedicated virtual bookkeepers are incredibly accessible. You can call or email them as much as you need, without incurring extra fees!

    We carry this emphasis on strong client communication through to our partnership—whether that’s weekly chats or quarterly face-to-face meetings. By providing open and honest feedback to each other, we can continue to provide the best possible experience to FreshBooks and Bench customers alike.

    What Does This Partnership Mean for Me?

    You can continue to do all your favorite things in FreshBooks like invoice clients, collect payments, and track time, but now you have the option to add a virtual bookkeeper from Bench to your team.

    The best part? If you choose to work with Bench, you can be sure all those necessary, but tedious financial tasks will be taken care of each month, making tax time easy-breezy.

    Getting Started With Bench

    If you have questions as to whether online bookkeeping services are right for your business, reach out to our team at or call 1-866-3o3-6061.

    You’ll be supported by a FreshBooks Specialist alongside a Bench Onboarding Specialist to determine how Bench services can help you and what solutions make the most sense for your business needs.

    Case Study: Complex Accounting and Bookkeeping Needs Solved by FreshBooks x Bench

    As the accounting needs for his partnership became more complex, Graham Pugh found a simple solution in FreshBooks and Bench bookkeeping. Read Graham’s full case study here.

    Lisa Craymer

    Written by Lisa Craymer, Senior Content Marketer, FreshBooks

    Posted on February 21, 2021