Culture Guide


It's good to have you. Your character and talents have found a new home. There are a thousand other things you could have done, but you’re here with us. For that, thank you—it means a lot.

Culture is our sole technology for advancing what humans can do.

Culture is foundational to everything we do. It’s the sole thing that defines how we work together to achieve big, important things for the human race. This guide encapsulates our distinct culture. It captures what keeps us happy, healthy, and working well together to fulfill our purpose. Use it to do the best work of your life. Welcome. Let’s do big things.

What are we here for?

To bring financial mastery to a million people.

Bench solves a long-standing, universal pain point for business owners: bookkeeping. But our larger purpose expands beyond that. We’re here to help the most people in history understand what they want to do and where they want to go. To do that we have to make understanding finances simple, effortless, and affordable for everyone.

How do we do that?

By solving problems that have never been solved.

Bench is really just a group of people who have decided to work on things that haven’t been done before. That means there are problems we have to solve that haven’t been solved yet.
We don’t hire people and tell them what problems to solve. We look to one another to figure out what problems we should be working on that we haven’t thought of yet.
Be curious. Ask questions. Talk to anyone and everyone. Uncover the problems that you think matter. Bring people together to discuss them. Do the work, experiment, share early, share often, repeat, and do big things.

The five technologies we use.

At Bench, we’ve decided to play a game. That game is called “let’s bring financial mastery to a million people." To help us fulfill our purpose and win that game, there are five primary technologies we use. These technologies aren’t complicated, but they’re essential to everything we do. The five core technologies listed in this guide will help you to do your life’s work. They’re technologies that help us win the game we’ve decided to play, but that also create a culture where we can do what we want to do.
Use them to elevate your work and do great things.

To bring financial mastery to a million people.

The technologies and principles above exist to help you do your life’s work. Use them to nudge your accomplishments forward—and the human race with it. Right now there are the fewest constraints on what’s possible in the history of the universe. Nothing has ever been as possible as it is in this very moment. You are now at the forefront of what’s possible. So, if you’re ever unsure what to do next, remember why we’re here: to advance what humans can do. Thank you for committing your true, talented self to that endeavour. Now, let’s get to it.