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Accounting software to help you boss self-employment

Accounting and bookkeeping don't have to be painful. Sage Accounting is designed to be easy-to-use and efficient, so you can focus on your business.

Sage Accounting is perfect for self-employed business owners

With features like insightful financial reporting, expense management, automatic invoicing, and payments, Sage Accounting has the tools and features to save you time and keep your self-employed business on track.

Create quotes, estimates, and get paid faster

Save time and the hassle of chasing customers for payment. Automatically convert your quotes and estimates into invoices with a "Pay now" button when the job is done and get paid faster.

Automatic expense and receipts tracking

You don't need an entire accounting team to run a well-accounted for self-employed business. Connect your bank to Sage Accounting and import transactions automatically for an accurate, real-time view of your accounts. Integrate AutoEntry and save even more time on data and receipt capture.

Insightful dashboard reporting

Get a quick and easy view of your business performance with insightful, customizable dashboards and reports. Make informed decisions to keep your self-employed business growing.

Access your finances anywhere at anytime

Sage Accounting is a cloud-based solution that's securely accessible from any device with an internet connection. Sage Accounting mobile app is now available for iOS or Android.

Self-employed accounting software plans and pricing

Sage Business Cloud Accounting Start

Sage Accounting Start

Save 50% for 3 months
$7.00 /month1
You save $21.00

Entry level accounting software. Ideal for self-employed and micro businesses.

  • Bilingual in English and French
  • Supports one user
  • Create and send invoices
  • Get paid faster with integrated payments
  • Track what you're owed
  • Track what you've paid
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate your GST/HST to submit to CRA
  • Essential Reports
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Sage Accounting

Save 50% for 3 months
$15.00 /month1
You save $45.00

Powerful cloud accounting software for small businesses. Includes everything from Sage Accounting Start, plus:

  • Integrated Payroll through Payment Evolution3
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Recurring invoicing
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Track income and expenses by projects and departments
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage multiple currencies
  • Track your inventory
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry.4

Self-employed accounting software FAQs

The best accounting software for the self-employed would be any any accounting software that's affordable, accessible, secure, easy-to-use, accurate, and provides you with the financial insights you need to make informed business decisions.

Sage Accounting, for example, is cloud-based accounting software perfect for self-employed businesses that works from anywhere. Self-employed business owners use Sage Accounting to work on their books and control their cash flow. It will help you track your income and expenses, while spending less time on financial admin.

There are many ways to do your accounts when you're self-employed. You can either contract it out to a bookkeeper or accountant, keep all your data in your own system of organization (not recommended), or use accounting software that's specifically designed to help self-employed proprietors take control of their finances, like Sage Accounting.

Sage Accounting is easy-to-use and provides you with insightful tracking and reporting tools you'll need to make healthy business decisions. Even if you decide to use an accountant, Sage Accounting makes it easy to share accurate data through customizable permissions with your accounting team.

If you're self-employed, every expense counts. And while consulting an accountant is a good idea, you don't necessarily have to use an accountant when you are self-employed. For example, Sage Accounting is designed to be packed with powerful features and tools yet easy-to-use so those who are self-employed can complete their accounts and save time and extra costs.

Still, even if you do decide to use an accountant, you can easily grant them access to Sage Accounting so they can hit the ground running with your books.

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  1. Offer valid for new customers only on monthly subscriptions of Sage Business Cloud Accounting. Discounted subscription rate is only for the first three (3) months after which the monthly subscription rate will renew at the then current rate. May not be combined with any other offers or discounts. To ensure continuous service your subscription plan is an automatically renewing plan. Subsequent months will automatically be billed to the same credit card each month on your anniversary date of purchase. You may terminate the plan at any time prior to your renewal data and not be charged for the renewal.
  2. Start your free trial and receive 1 month free, then $14 or $30 /mo (tier depending).
  3. Payment Evolution is a third-party app that would require additional usage fees.
  4. Snap and upload data from unlimited receipts, invoices, and supplier statements with AutoEntry. 50% off your first 3 months. Accounting only.