Free Financial Accounting Software

Business Accounting and Personal Accounting Freeware

Free Financial Accounting Software

The programs listed on this page include financial accounting software for small businesses as well as personal accounting software, that you can use to manage your own or your businesses finances. Common features in most or all of these programs include the ability to handle double-entry accounting, a general ledger, financial reporting, handling of budgets, accounts receivable/payable, bills, invoices, and so on. Please see the individual reviews below and read the software's documentation/site for more detailed information on each program.

Note that this page does not list commercial accounting software such as QuickBooks (other than to mention it here).

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Manager (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux) New

Manager is a free desktop accounting software that supports local tax code, local date formats, local currency formats, country-specific tax reports, etc, and as such is intended to be adaptable to any country. At the time this entry was written, it currently has support for 5 languages (besides English) with more on the way.

GnuCash: Free Accounting Software (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Solaris)

This is a free personal and small business financial accounting software, licensed under an open source licence. Versions are available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, the various BSD systems, etc. It features double-entry accounting, stock, bond, mutual fund accounts, small business accounting, customers, vendors, jobs, invoices, Accounts Payable (A/P) and Receivable (A/R), report graphs, financial calculations, scheduled transactions, QIF/QFX/HBCI import, transaction merging, and so on. The program is available for Windows as a pre-compiled executable (that is, you can simply download it and run it) but only in source code form for the other systems (that is, you need to know how to compile programs).

jGnash: Personal Finance (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc)

jGnash is a personal finance manager that supports double-entry transactions, account reconciliation, report generation (in PDF), multiple currencies, investment accounts and transactions tracking, secure file encryption, the ability to schedule recurring payment reminders, the ability to import QIF and GnuCash files (see elsewhere on this page), etc. The program works on any platform that supports a Java virtual machine, such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc.

Grisbi: Personal Finance Manager (Windows, Linux)

This is an open source personal accounting application for Windows and Linux that supports multiple accounts, currencies and users. Features include handling of receipts and expenditure, scheduled transactions, etc.

HomeBank: Free Personal Accounting (Mac OS X, Linux)

This open source personal accounting program features multi-accounts, categories for transactions, simple annual budget functions, filters for transactions, statistics, etc. Mac OS X and Linux versions are available.

KMyMoney (Linux)

This open source Linux-based personal finance program supports double-entry accounting, investments, ledger, setting up of custom reports, etc.

Turbo Cash Open Source Accounting Software (Windows)

This is a small business accounting / point-of-sale software released under an open source licence. It appears that certain modules are not free (including the manual, payroll, etc).

Microsoft Office Accounting Express (Windows)

[Update (16 November 2009): Microsoft has discontinued its entire Office Accounting product line, both free and paid, so this product is no longer available.] This software features double entry accrual accounting, cash basis accounting, a general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, invoicing, bill payments, returns, integration into Office and Outlook, etc.

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