Accounting Assistance

DNEP Free Accounting (formerly known as Free Accounting Fridays) is a way for Detroit business owners to get free one-on-one assistance on accounting and finance problems. 

Sorry, DNEP Free Accounting is currently on pause until Fall 2023. In the meantime, please reach out to Accounting Aid Society. 

Services include:

  • Using QuickBooks and other accounting software
  • Creating and explaining common financial statements
  • Comparing different growth opportunities and strategies
  • Forecasting payback periods for loans
  • Analyzing cost structure for products
  • Reviewing financial data for accuracy

Cost: Free

Time commitment: 1-hour. You can schedule as many appointments as you need.

Eligibility: All types of businesses are eligible for free accounting assistance: startups, micro-enterprises, and small businesses.

Do I need to sign up, fill out an application, or write a proposal?
Sign up. To meet with a U-M accounting student, just schedule a 1-hour appointment here. You can meet with Free Accounting students as many times as you need, until your books are in order!

Deadline: No deadline, just sign up!

If you have any questions, email

Referrals for bookkeepers and CPAs in Detroit:

Click here for a list of bookkeepers and accountants that work with Detroit small businesses.