For ease of use, versatility, and scalability, Bookkeeper.com is hard to beat. While Bookkeeper.com’s cheapest plans start with bookkeeping basics, you can add comprehensive accounting, payroll, and tax services as needed. Bookkeeper.com manages your accounts using QuickBooks Online (or QuickBooks Desktop, if you prefer). Plus, not every online bookkeeping service works with both accrual-basis and cash-basis accounting—but Bookkeeper.com does.
Bookkeeper.com’s cheapest plan, Small Business, starts at $449 per month. It includes key financial documents, bank reconciliation, and limited online support. Bookkeeper.com’s most popular plan, Small Business Plus, costs $649 a month. While it’s a big step up cost-wise, it’s also a big step up feature-wise: you get longer onboarding, unlimited online support, bill pay, and CFO and advisory services.
Merritt doesn’t offer many of the services that other virtual bookkeeping services we compared do, like payroll management, invoicing, or tax filing. But it provides enough outsourced accounting services to free up valuable time. In particular, Merritt automates some of the most basic but most time-consuming bookkeeping tasks—reconciling accounts, balancing books, and recording journal entries—so you can focus more on running your business.
Best of all, Merritt Bookkeeping starts at $190 a month, which is cheaper than any provider on our list. Unfortunately, Merritt’s site doesn’t list much additional information about its online bookkeeping services. You’ll have to contact the company directly to learn more, which is a little frustrating. (On the other hand, reaching out to the company means you can ask specific questions about how Merritt can help your unique business.)