Powerful, free accounting software
Easy and intuitive
You can do this
We designed Wave Accounting for non-accountants. No jargon, just easy software that makes sense.
Get started in seconds
Wave Accounting customizes your software instantly, so you don’t have to configure any technical bits.
In the cloud
Work on any computer, anywhere, any time. Your data is always available, and it’s backed up for extra peace of mind.
Organized and stress-free
Connect your bank and credit cards
Shoebox accounting stops now! Connect your bank accounts in seconds, and transactions appear in your bookkeeping automatically. No more piles of receipts to key in.
You’re ready for tax time
When everything is neatly where it belongs, tax time is simple. And throughout the year, smart dashboards tell you how your business is doing.
We’re serious about security
Bank data connections are read-only and use 256-bit encryption. Servers are housed under physical and electronic protection. And Wave Accounting is PCI Level-1 certified for handling credit card and bank account information.
DIY tools, accountant approved
Wave Accounting is real, double-entry accounting software. Don’t know what that means? That’s OK. Accountants do, and they’ll thank you for it.
P&L, sales tax reports, balance sheets and more: Get all the reports you need to run your business better.
Simple, instant collaboration
Invite the people you trust to help you manage your books: business partners, assistants, accounting professionals. You control the access.
Everything in one place
Wave Accounting’s free invoicing and free accounting work perfectly together. Paid invoices are instantly updated in your books. No extra work required.
Use the free Receipts by Wave app to snap a picture of your receipts and turn them into complete accounting transactions. Make your business audit-proof.
Wave Accounting’s affordable payroll services (U.S. & Canada) connect with your accounting, too, so your finances are always effortlessly up to date.
Wave Accounting works everywhere small businesses are found!
and more than 180 more! Wave Accounting handles multi-currency, hundreds of
international bank connections, and regional sales tax/VAT.
So many features, all part of your free
- No training required; fast setup and easy actions
- Unlimited bank and credit card connections
- Unlimited income and expense tracking
- Unlimited guest collaborators: invite your accountant or business partner
- Includes unlimited customizable invoicing and receipt scanning, too
- Customizable sales taxes
- Accountant approved: real double-entry software
- Journal transactions
- Run multiple businesses in one account
- At-a-glance dashboards, including cash balances and invoice status
- Automatically generated accounting reports: P&L, sales tax report and more
- Accept payments in a foreign currency
- Automatic exchange rate calculations
- Easy account reconciliation
- Secure connections, with 256-bit encryption
- Software in the cloud, so you can work anywhere, any time
- Automatic data backup
- Bill and invoice reminders
- Connect Wave Accounting with PayPal, Shoeboxed and Etsy
- Free online support, direct from Wave Accounting headquarters
- Seamless, instant updates with your payroll and credit card payment data, too
- Seamless, instant updates with your invoicing, payroll and payment data, too
- Includes free personal finance tools
- Cash Flow Report
- Comparative Reporting
- Report exports (CSV, PDF)
- Fully customizable expense/income categories (chart of accounts) with Account ID’s
- Automatic payment transaction reconciliation for Payments by Wave users
- and more!
Frequently Answered Questions
These are the answers that our support team tell new customers everyday.
Yes really, no tricks! Our software is 100% free, no trials, no limitations and no hidden fees. Use it as much as you want, for as long as you want, we won’t charge a cent. Our free software includes invoicing, accounting and receipt scanning.
Wave is 100% web-based, so you just need an internet connection and browser. You can, however, download and install our mobile invoicing and receipt scanning apps for iOS and Android.
Completely safe. Our servers are protected physically and electronically. Any connection between you and Wave is protected by 256-bit SSL encryption. Wave is a PCI-DSS Level 1 Service Provider.
Wave works on both Mac and PC. We also have free iOS and Android apps for invoicing and receipts.
Put your wallet away, you won’t need to enter in any credit card ever, unless you want to use our payroll service. Just create your account and get started for free.
Yes! Wave makes it easy to let other people help with your accounting. You can grant access to a trusted individual—an accountant, bookkeeper, tax preparer or business partner, for example—by inviting that person to be a collaborator. See our step-by-step guide on how to invite collaborators here.
Yes, switching is easy! See our step-by-step guide on how to make the switch here.
Yes! We’re ready to answer all your questions with email support for all software (invoicing, accounting and receipt scanning). Live chat support is available for our paid financial services (Payments and Payroll).