Frequently Asked Questions

How are you able to offer free accounting software that I can trust?

On the Internet, 'free' is often associated with 'bad', and for good reason. You often get bombarded with ads, or the software becomes outdated because there aren't really any resources available for continuous updates and development. Or the word 'free' actually means 'free for one month', the list goes on...

BeanBalance is 100% free for all end users. There are no trial periods or limited time offers. How is this possible? To be able to maintain and continually improve the software we charge accountants a fee to register on BeanBalance. This in turn allows them to list their services on the site. And you, our client, can request the accounting services you need as and when you need them from the accountant of your choice.

BeanBalance offers the best for both worlds - You get free, high quality software, and the option to request accounting services in an environment you understand and trust. And accountants have the opportunity to acquire new business.

Are you going to bombard me with advertising and offers?

No. If you need a service from an accountant you request it. We don't bombard you with deals or advertising. We keep the website clean and easy to use.

Are you going to sell my data or email address?

No. Never.

Is BeanBalance the best solution for my business?

It depends on factors like the size of your business, but also on what you’re looking for in accounting software. BeanBalance will not always be the best solution for you. We’ve left out some of the more complex accounting features to make sure the software is easy to use and understand.

If you’re a small business or contractor with basic accounting needs, BeanBalance will almost certainly be the best solution for you. We’ve created a tool that can assist you in making this decision . You’ll be asked a few basic questions, and based on your answers we’ll give you some recommendations.

Or you can log a support call (bottom right) if you want to speak to an accountant. Our accountants have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of businesses and software products. They’ll be able to assess your situation and give you the best advice for your business.

Do you provide free accounting?

Unfortunately not, we have yet to meet an accountant who is willing to work for free.

We provide free accounting software, not free accounting. BeanBalance allows you to record your company’s transactions by creating/importing bank transactions, raising invoices or logging expenses and bills. We make it as easy as possible for you to record your normal, day to day business activities.

BeanBalance will take the information you record and automatically create a Trial Balance, Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet.

It’s up to you to decide how you want to continue from there. You can either ask an accountant to assist you, or, if you have the relevant experience, you can complete your own statutory filings. The choice is yours.