Bookkeeping Services for Animators

Bookkeeping and Accounting for Animators

Looking for a bookkeeper and accountant for your animation studio? We handle your books, freeing up your time to let your creativity soar. Try us for free.

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How Accracy works with Animators

Looking for a bookkeeper and accountant for your animation studio? We handle your books, freeing up your time to let your creativity soar. Try us for free.

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We get you set up

Our team devotes their time to comprehensively understand your animation business, answers your inquiries, assists you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrates how Accracy can streamline your financial operations.

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We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your bookkeeper categorizes your animation project expenditures and prepares your financial statements. If they need any additional information from you, they'll promptly contact you.

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We deliver tax-ready financials

Every month, your bookkeeper categorizes your animation project expenditures and prepares your financial statements. If they need any additional information from you, they'll promptly contact you.

Here’s why Animators like you trust Accracy with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support for Animators with Accracy Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

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At Accracy Accounting, we provide our animation clients with regular bookkeeping updates. Have a financial concern that needs immediate attention? Rest assured, our quick response time means we'll get back to you in one business day or less.

Guaranteed accuracy in every detail for Animators with Accracy Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform enables you to automate data inputs from most major industry-standard software, circumventing typical errors. We collaborate with tech giants like Adobe, Autodesk, Toon Boom, and Wacom ensuring your finances are precise and up-to-date in the animation sector.

Make Smart Decisions for Animators with Accracy Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Wave farewell to heaps of sketches and labor-intensive manual cataloging — we automate inputs directly from linked accounts. Gain insights from one central dashboard to have a clear view of your animation projects and make intelligent creative and business decisions.

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Bookkeepers for Animators

As an animator, your priority lies in bringing characters, stories, and ideas to life, rather than spending endless hours sorting through spreadsheets and financial data. Whether you're a freelance animator, manage a small animation studio, or work in CGI, Accracy's online bookkeeping services can significantly lighten your administrative burden. We understand the specific complexities of the animation industry, from job-specific write-offs such as software subscriptions and specialty hardware, to managing irregular income patterns due to the project-based nature of your work. Our adept team is well-versed in these industry-specific taxes, laws, and bookkeeping challenges, making us the perfect partner for your animation business.

Accracy brings a revolutionary approach to bookkeeping and tax to small business owners by seamlessly integrating intuitive software with real, human bookkeepers. This combination enables you to have a comprehensive, yet simplified financial overview at your fingertips. We handle all forms of revenue, be it from licensing deals, merchandising, or direct sales from your creations, and ensure they are correctly accounted for and taxed. More importantly, we continually stay updated with the ever-changing tax laws and regulations that are specific to the animation industry. Hence, leaving you more time to focus on what you do best - creating unforgettable animated experiences.

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Simple, straightforward bookkeeping pricing for everything your business needs.

Join over 1000 business owners who have streamlined their finances and have grown their businesses with Accracy.

Basic

Starting from
$200 / month billed annually
  • Dedicated Bookkeeping Experts
  • Accurate Books with Year-End Financial Records Ready for Tax Season
  • Automating Your Processes Through QuickBooks, Xero and others
  • Accrual or Cash basis accounting
  • 24/7 Support
  • Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team
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Catch Up Bookkeeping

$500 / Billed Once
  • Accurate Books with Year-End Financial Records Ready for Tax Season
  • Automating Your Processes Through QuickBooks, Xero and others
  • Accrual or Cash basis accounting
  • 24/7 Support
  • Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team
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Executive

Customized Pricing

Everything in Basic plan +

  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Sales Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Full Support Team
  • + Additional Customized Services

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Basic

Starting from
$250 / month
  • Dedicated Bookkeeping Experts
  • Accurate Books with Year-End Financial Records Ready for Tax Season
  • Automating Your Processes Through QuickBooks, Xero and others
  • Accrual or Cash basis accounting
  • 24/7 Support
  • Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team
Contact Us

Executive

Customized Pricing

Everything in Basic plan +

  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Sales Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Full Support Team
  • + Additional Customized Services

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bookkeeping and Accounting for Animators

As an animator, you have several specific tax deductions that you can take advantage of, due to the unique nature of your profession. These may include:

  • Software and Equipment: Animators often need specialized software, hardware, and other equipment to do their job. The cost of these tools can often be deducted from your taxes.
  • Home Office: If you use part of your home exclusively for your animation work, you may be able to deduct a portion of your home-related expenses, such as mortgage interest, utilities, and repairs.
  • Professional Development: If you attend workshops, courses, or seminars to enhance your skills, these costs can often be deducted.
  • Travel Expenses: If your work requires travel, you may be able to deduct these expenses, including airfare, accommodations, and meals.
  • Business Expenses: All money spent during the course of doing business, including phone bills, internet charges, advertising costs, professional services fees, and any other costs associated with running your independent business can be deducted.
  • Industry Association Fees: If you are a member of an animation industry association, your membership dues might be tax-deductible.

Keep in mind that tax laws vary and change frequently, so always consult with a professional to ensure you’re maximizing your deductions and staying within the rules.

As a freelance animator, you should manage and record your income and expenses by regularly tracking and categorizing your financial transactions. This includes understanding the nature of your expenses such as software subscriptions, equipment purchases, and drawing materials which are tax-deductible. You should also keep a good record of your income from various clients and projects. Key steps include:

<ul><li>Invest in accounting software specifically designed for freelancers, such as Accracy.</li><li>Save and categorize all receipts related to your business expenses.</li><li>Issue invoices for your work and track payments received.</li><li>Set aside money for tax payments.</li><li>Consider hiring a bookkeeper or accountant who specializes in freelance businesses.</li></ul>

With Accracy Accounting, you gain access to real humans who understand your business needs, assist you with your bookkeeping, and provide on-time financial reports. This equips you to focus more on your creativity and less on managing finances.

There are several financial strategies and considerations for an animation studio to maximize profitability and sustainability:

  • Budget Management: Animations can be expensive to produce. Therefore, effective budget management is crucial to control costs and ensure profitability.
  • Investment in Technology: The animation industry requires the latest technology to stay competitive. Studios need to consider the cost of regular upgrades and new software in their financial plans.
  • Hiring and Talent Retention: Talent is an integral part of the animation industry. Proper financial planning is required to hire highly skilled and creative individuals and keep them motivated.
  • Project Financing: Large animation projects often require substantial upfront investment. It is important to secure the necessary funding before embarking on such projects.
  • Revenue Diversification: Animation studios should not solely rely on income from film releases. They should consider other sources such as merchandise, licensing deals, and online streaming rights to diversify their revenue.

We understand that when our clients turn their accounting and bookkeeping services over to us, trust is paramount. We have a team of certified professionals, use proven technologies, and hold ourselves accountable every day. Yes, you can trust us with your sensitive data and to deliver accurate, timely accounting services for your business.

Absolutely. Our team members are all certified in the leading accounting systems and can quickly get your files up to date.

Don’t worry, your financial data belongs to you. Our offboarding is pretty straightforward as we transfer account ownership to you. As a bonus, there’s no stopping you from replicating the workflows we’ve created for your in-house process – in fact, we encourage it.

Savings can vary considerably depending on your current solution, but our clients tell us that it is generally between 30% and 50%.

We do not provide year-end tax filing services as we are not a CPA firm. However, if you are looking for a year-end tax accountant, we would gladly refer you to one of our partners. Having a separate bookkeeper and year-end accountant ensures additional oversight on the accuracy of your books. Your year-end tax accountant can help you review your books during tax season.

No, we are not a CPA firm. Accracy is not a public accounting firm and does not provide services that would require a license to practice public accountancy.

No. We do not offer services which fall under the jurisdiction of these organizations. We have partner organizations who can provide those services if needed by clients. A good example of such services are tax advisory or statutory filings. We have a number of non-economic partnerships with CPA firms who can help our clients with these services if needed.

Every account is set up with a Client Success Lead who will be your day-to-day contact. They’ll liaise with the rest of the team members on your account which may include an accounting manager, bookkeeper, payroll specialist, and payables specialist.

Accracy can support a wide range of companies, from small businesses and startups to large public corporations. Our services are tailored to meet the unique accounting and bookkeeping needs of businesses across various industries.

At Accracy, we operate as a fully remote team, delivering our bookkeeping and accounting services online. We have the necessary tools and systems in place to work efficiently and securely from our remote locations. We will coordinate and collaborate with your onsite team to ensure smooth communication and workflow integration.

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Embark on a transformative journey towards financial clarity with our comprehensive organizational services. Beyond mere bookkeeping, we delve deep into the intricacies of your financial records. Every transaction is meticulously documented, categorized, and structured to provide not just accuracy but a foundation for strategic financial understanding.

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Actionable Financial Insights

Beyond mere numbers, our reporting services are a gateway to actionable insights. We go beyond presenting data; we interpret, analyze, and deliver reports that serve as strategic roadmaps for your business. Timely, clear, and comprehensive, our insights empower you to make informed decisions, identify opportunities, and navigate challenges with confidence.

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Efficient Accounts Management

Efficiency is the cornerstone of our accounts management services. Whether handling payables or receivables, we streamline your financial transactions to optimize cash flow. Our focus is on creating a robust system that not only meets compliance standards but also ensures that your financial operations are a well-oiled machine, contributing to the overall health of your business.

Catch-Up Bookkeeping

Timely Financial Updates

Don’t let backlog hinder your progress. Our catch-up services are designed to bring your financial records up to speed. We meticulously address any gaps, ensuring that your records are not just current but also compliant. Stay on top of your financial game with timely updates that provide a comprehensive view of your financial landscape.

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Strategic Financial Guidance

Experience the benefits of seasoned financial leadership without the full-time commitment. Our fractional controllership services bring in experts to guide your financial strategies. Beyond mere oversight, our professionals actively contribute to optimizing your business performance. Benefit from strategic insights, financial planning, and a level of guidance that propels your business towards sustainable success.

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