Monthly Company Expenses
Monthly costs vary based on your needs and company expenses.
|Price||Starting at $275 per month||Starting at $375 per month|
|Dedicated Account Manager||Bookkeeper||Accountant||Fractional CFO or Controller|
|State and Local Tax Compliance||No||Yes||Yes|
|Corporate Income Tax Returns||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Locations||1 State||2 States||Multiple States, International|
|Revenue Recognition||Basic Accrual Import||Basic Accrual Import||Advanced Revenue Recognition|
It's not just the low price of our service – it's the focus on helping funded companies manage their burn and experience navigating VC and M&A due diligence.
Early-stage companies have surprisingly intense bookkeeping needs, since most are quickly scaling expenses, vendors and often revenue. So it’s not surprising that bookkeeping costs can seem higher than expected. But what should it cost to get the books done?
It depends on who does them!
A founder can do their own books internally; and we generally recommend this until the company has raised at least $250,000 in funding. Cash is too tight to spend on outside services. But as soon as the company has enough funding, the founder should have better things to do than QuickBooks.
Who you choose to work with can dramatically impact the cost of bookkeeping services - in terms of the actual amount spent, as well as the time spent by the founder PLUS the risk to the business’ next fundraise. There really are three costs of working with a bad bookkeeper.
For an early-stage company with low monthly expenses and no revenue, monthly bookkeeping costs should probably be under $1,000 - if not dramatically less. Our plans start at under $300 per month, and go up as the company becomes more complicated and expenses grow. See what’s included in our pricing plans!
|Chart of Accounts||Industry Standard Template||Industry Standard Template||Custom|
|Departments and Classes||No||No||Yes|
|Financing & Due Diligence Reports||No||No||Yes|
|Qualitative Trend Analysis & Advice||No||No||Yes|
|Supported Accounting Software||QuickBooks Online||QuickBooks Online||QuickBooks Online, Netsuite|
|Mandated Systems||Bill.com, Expensify, Track1099||Bill.com, Expensify, Track1099||Bill.com, Many Expenses Mgmt Systems|
|Required Payroll Provider||Gusto, Rippling, Justworks, Trinet||Gusto, Rippling, Justworks, Trinet||Most|
|Pay Period Requirements||2x a Month||2x a Month||Unlimited|
|Supported Banks, Credit Cards||Limited||Limited||Most|
|Revenue Collection System||Limited||Limited||Unlimited|
|HR Best Practices||No||Yes||Yes|
We happy to talk with you about the differences between our pricing plans, but recommend you pick the plan that matches your funding levels and the amount of time you want to dedicate to your bookkeeping and regulatory paperwork.
Kruze is 100% focused on working with funded Delaware C-Corps who have raised at least half a million in seed or venture capital financing.
The minimum on-boarding cost for a new client is $500, and there could be additional costs associated with correcting previous months' financials.
We're huge fans of Vanessa and the folks at Kruze Consulting. They set up our books, finances, and other operations, and are constantly organized and on top of things. As a startup, you have to focus on your product and customers, and Kruze takes care of everything else (which is a massive sigh of relief). I highly highly highly recommend working with Vanessa and her team.
Co-Founder @ Superhuman
As a startup, moving quickly is a top priority for us and we just needed to get our tax return done. After we uploaded our docs, we got our tax return in 3 days! E-filing was confirmed by Day 4. Super responsive and helpful!
VP, Operations of Calm.com
Avochato has been growing rapidly in the past year – in fact, too quickly for us to keep up with books, taxes, and budgeting for growth. Partnering with Kruze Consulting has been fantastic to manage, track, and analyze our finances while we continue focusing on building our customer base. Kruze’s team knows what startups need.
Alex De Simone
CEO @ Avochato
I had a great experience working with Kruze Consulting when we raised Series A. They know what VCs need to see, and how to present a startup’s books and finances. If you are going to raise venture capital, you need experts like Kruze.
CEO @ Viz.ai
Kruze Consulting is the perfect Accounting, Finance and Tax partner for Los Angeles Startups. Kruze delivers exceptional monthly reporting and financial projections. When we need help with benefits or payroll, Kruze solves our problems. Kruze does our taxes for a fraction of what previous accountants have charged. Thank you Kruze for being a great partner.
CEO @ FLYR
Being a repeat tech entrepreneur, I know how challenging it is to find the ideal CFO - not only is it often expensive to find the right one, but CFOs who combine expertise with scrappiness, market vision and perspective with detail orientation and 'roll up your sleeves' execution is near impossible for an early stage company. So I've been thrilled to work with Kruze Consulting, who not only provide all the ideal characteristics of a top-tier tech CFO, but also live and breathe entrepreneurship themselves. I've known Scott and Vanessa for many years and their deep personal integrity and strong reputation in the industry and made it an easy decision to work with them again.
CEO @ HobNob
NIH, NSF, and SBIR grant compliance can add a lot of overhead for a start-up. The Kruze team makes it easy, so we can spend our time growing the business instead of shoveling paperwork.
CEO @ Mission Bio
As a startup, it’s incredibly important to keep track of where our money is coming from and where it’s being spent. Kruze Consulting really helps keep our books and taxes in order so that we can focus on the core business. Extremely responsive and very professional, the accountants at Kruze Consulting are a pleasure to work with. We’d highly recommend their services.
CEO @ Emburse
|Senior Staff Accountant||$110|
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