Free QuickBooks for Accountants


Here at ZipBooks we believe software is supposed to make your life easier. That’s why you pay a monthly subscription fee for it, right? So why are you still wasting precious hours of your day essentially paying to troubleshoot your practice’s accounting software? We’re not sure either.

Fortunately, there’s a better way. Meet ZipBooks: a DIY accounting solution that makes managing your practice easy and frees up more time for the work you actually get paid to do.

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QuickBooks vs. ZipBooks for Accountants

You’re a modern accountant, meaning your practice is likely all on the cloud. You use eSignatures, client portals, and practice management software to automate your business, and we believe your business accounting software should be just as convenient.

In fact, our team built ZipBooks because we were tired of outdated accounting software that couldn’t keep up with the speed of technology.

ZipBooks was built to be completely cloud-based, meaning you can access it from any web browser (or our beautiful app!, and all of your data is automatically backed up. You can breathe that sigh of relief now.

Send and track invoices
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$15 / month
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  • I never studied accounting, but I found this software to be very user friendly for basic bookkeeping. I was able to figure it out in a short period of time. ZipBooks, I love you!

    Bonnie Cohen Bonnie Cohen-Gallet, Esq
  • After trying multiple accounting apps for 10 years, ZipBooks was finally the solution. My clients can pay online & accept quotes through a simple, interactive process. Clients love it as much as I do.

    Chris Kelley Digital Craft Co.
  • After trying multiple platforms, ZipBooks proves to surpass all expectations. They make bookkeeping a breeze. Would recommend a thousand times over because it has been crucial to my business growth.

    Laine Napoli Branding Addicts
  • Why not have bookkeeping software that is delightful and intuitive? Do you like using your old, boring software? Nah, didn't think so. ZipBooks rocks!

    Alex Harvey Illuminate Design
  • This is by far the best app that has helped me with my small business. It has made accounting, invoicing, and tracking payments a breeze! I really love it!

    Jill Muñiz Quirky Print & Design Studio

True Fact: ZipBooks users spend 15% less time on mundane bookkeeping tasks.

The Smarter Accounting App for the Smarter Accountant

If you’re like most of our customers, you went looking for “QuickBooks for accountants” because you thought it was the only business accounting solution that had all of the features you needed. But as soon as you saw the bad reviews and sky-high price tag? You began looking for other options.

The good news is that ZipBooks has all of the accounting features you were looking for, with the added bonuses of functionality and affordability.

Interested? Here are just a few of the features you’ll get when you switch to ZipBooks:

Free Unlimited Invoices – Make tax season (and the rest of the year) a little easier with ZipBooks’ easy-to-use invoice templates. Simply fill in the blanks, add your logo, and send in seconds.

Auto-billing – Have clients with ongoing tax resolution cases or projects that you need to invoice monthly? Use ZipBooks to easily set up auto-billing after the first invoice is paid and never worry about it again.

Payment Flexibility – Need to accept multiple forms of payment? No problem. ZipBooks allows you to get paid via bank transfer, credit cards, PayPal, and Stripe, giving you and your clients a better experience.

Faster Payouts – When it comes time to actually get paid, you don’t want to wait weeks for your payment merchant to process your money. With ZipBooks, you get to stop waiting and get paid in just two business days.


ZipBooks Makes Your Whole Practice More Efficient

You collaborate with your practice partners in every other aspect of your business, why shouldn’t your accounting software be the same? QuickBooks was unfortunately designed to only designed for one person to use on one computer at a time (and the online version was created as an afterthought). You need an accounting solution that puts teamwork first. With that in mind, you’ll be excited to learn about all of the ways ZipBooks makes collaboration easier than ever:

Add Additional Users – Need to share access to your ZipBooks account with your practice partners? No problem. Add as many people as you need to to your ZipBooks account for easier delegation and transparency.

Easier Time Tracking – Do you have services you bill by-the-hour like consultations or audits? Calculate billable time easier by using ZipBooks’ easy time tracking feature. And when you’re done, generating accurate invoices takes just a few seconds.

Tag Every Transaction – We know that running a tax practice comes with a lot of added expenses. Keep them organized for expense reports and tax season with easy and customizable transaction tagging.

Access – You need an an accounting app that keeps up with your busy life, so don’t settle for static programs that only work on desktop. Your ZipBooks account is accessible from anywhere you have an internet connection, or on our convenient app.


ZipBooks basic plan is 100% free—yes, free—and we have a plan designed to fit every type of business, so you can keep using ZipBooks regardless of how big you grow. Plus, we offer free customer support to every account type, so you can kiss extra support fees goodbye forever. Need additional help with your finances? Let us handle bookkeeping and tax season too.

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