12 Accounting Tools for Independent Meeting and Event Planners

Look, I know that accounting, bookkeeping and expenses are a drag, I have lived with it for years and I hate every minute of it. I truly do.

That is why I love the internet! Those little internet fairies build and construct some of the most amazing things in the middle of the night when we are all sleeping snug in our beds. They use their magic fairy dust to produce products that make me a better person because when I do not have to do the heavy lifting on accounting chores, I am a much nicer person. Really… just ask people that know me.

I am not going to give reviews or in-depth info, just enough so you can see what the product is about. This is one of those times when you have to do the final research yourself because many of the offerings are similar and some are excellent so it is a matter of personal choice… which works better for your needs.

Helping Meeting and Event Planners get Control of their Accounting and Start the Year Right:

Online Accounting Software

Wave Accounting

An online suite of FREE accounting software. Yep, you read that right, it is FREE. They make their money promoting other products that you might need.

WaveAccounting for Meeting Planners

Less Accounting

Ya gotta love a company who’s tagline is “All small business accounting software sucks, we just suck the least.”. Seriously, they know the realty of accounting.

Meeting and Event Planning Accounting


Kashoo is a suite of powerful online accounting software, enough said!

Event Planning Accounting


Full blown online accounting package that handles everything from payroll to inventory.

Free Agent

A total package that handles most accounting jobs, great for freelancers

Event and Meeting Accounting

Invoicing and Time Tracking


Fast and simple invoicing and time tracking services that is very popular

Event Accounting


Billing, invoicing and time tracking for the Apple crowd

Meeting Accounting


Bill.com automates vendor bill payment and customer invoicing. Automation is good….

Event and Meeting Planning Accounting


Tracking time and invoices… I see a pattern here.

Meeting Accounting Software

Expense Reporting


Serious, heavy duty stuff for tracking expenses. This is one wicked tool

Conference Planning Accounting


Organize your small business finances…All in one place! No more spreadsheets and paper stacks!

Meeting and Conference Accounting


Get rid of Receipts & Business Cards. This is another cool one, you mail, they scan and input making your life as a meeting and event professional a little easier (OK, A shitload easier). You can also scan and upload yourself which comes in handy too!

Accounting for Event Planners

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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