Online accounting
for small businesses.

Vanilla is an online accounting firm that provides fast, effective outsourced accounting services to businesses that don't want to build their own accounting department.

The right tools.

Goodbye desktop, hello cloud. We use cloud-based systems and apps that make accounting less time-consuming and irritating.

Nice and simple.

Bookkeeping, payroll, financial reporting, tax. We'll help you figure out what services you need, then roll everything up into a complete monthly accounting plan.

Practical advice.

Everything we do is aimed at helping small businesses nail the basics. If you'd like to know what we mean by that, check out our free e-book.

What type of help do you need?

Basic Accounting Plan

A nuts-and-bolts service for sole practitioners and small businesses with light accounting needs. This plan typically includes full-charge bookkeeping, basic payroll, monthly account reconciliations, and standard financial reporting (monthly or quarterly).

Accounting Manager Plan

A stronger set of services for businesses with higher revenues and intrinsically more complex accounting (inventory, accruals, multiple locations, etc.). This plan typically includes full-charge bookkeeping, complete payroll and 1099 service, A/R and A/P management, monthly close, and a full financial reporting package (with analysis and owner’s report).

Part-Time Controller Plan

For larger businesses that are trying to take their accounting and financial management to the next level. This plan typically includes all the above services plus hands-on help and advice that's geared to your specific goals. For more info, see What Does a Controller Do?

Unlimited Support

All our monthly plans come with expert support and advice, whenever you need it. Our team is your team.

90 Day Money-Back Guarantee

If you're not completely satisfied with our work for any reason, we'll gladly refund your fees, no questions asked.


Other Services

Cleanup work

For businesses that need to fix prior problems and get their accounting back on track.

Xero or QBO setup

Our two favorite cloud accounting systems. We'll help you choose the one that's right for your business, and get everything up and running smoothly.

Year-end close + tax return

The three things that every business needs to close the year: a top-to-bottom accounting cleanup, a set of accurate financials, and an e-filed tax return.

Personal tax returns

We also do personal tax planning and preparation for our clients, to ensure that your business and individual taxes are handled in a coordinated manner.


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