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Freelance Accounting Software

AccountEdge is powerful, yet affordable, desktop accounting software for your consulting business

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Accounting Software for Consultants

Manage your consulting business’s finances with AccountEdge

Do you specialize in providing expert freelance and consulting services in your local community? Whether you provide part-time IT support, fix computers on-site, offer financial consulting, or business start-up assistance, you probably turned your passion into a career. What’s something you’re probably not as passionate about? Dealing with all the paperwork in running the ‘business’ side, aka doing your accounting.

You know you have to do it, you dread it, fear it, even ignore it. And that’s fine, unless you want to track your client billings, bid on a new job, track your job profitability, or see your current financial statements.

Every transaction is an accounting event. Processing time sheets, creating purchase orders, running reports, and invoicing clients. With solid, professional freelance accounting software, you control your destiny and own your financial data.

AccountEdge offers full-featured freelance and consulting accounting software, on the Windows desktop. No monthly subscription required. You own your software and your critical financial data. We offer annual upgrades at a discounted price, but it’s always your choice if you want to upgrade. Compare our cost of ownership over time to that of our competitors, and you’ll see why we’re proud of helping you “spend hundreds not thousands.”

And while we’re committed to desktop software, we recognize there may be times you need to perform key accounting functions remotely. That’s where our optional cloud app, AccountEdge Connect can help. Employees can track time worked on jobs with both billable and non-billable activity slips, from any web-enabled device, without giving access to AccountEdge.

Why Choose AccountEdge?

Track and Bill for Time

Enter a timesheet to keep track of billable and non-billable time and services for your clients. Easily convert un-billed activity slips and timesheets to an invoice or statement with a click of a button and send to your client. Manage custom billing rates by activity, employee, or client.

Job Tracking

Keep track of your progress on specific jobs, including all income and expenses, and see your job profitability. Manage reimbursable job expenses and mark them up to cover your costs and overhead.

Accept Payments Online

Make it easy for your clients to pay their bills online using a credit card with Web Pay. Email invoices or statements with a pay now link to your own customized secure payment page that allows them to view and pay their open invoices.

Statement Billing

Use statements to bill your clients for multiple invoices at once. Send customized statements to your clients by print or email, showing as much or as little detail as needed.

Document Management

Keep important information together by attaching documents, such as contracts or agreements, to customer, vendor and employee contact cards, or to individual transactions.

Process Payroll

Pay your employees based on an hourly or salary rate, easily manage wages, accruals, deductions, expenses, and taxes. Process payroll and print paychecks while keeping track of all payroll information in a single location.

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