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Accounting Work
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 6 minutes ago

$500
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Need a series of spreadsheets accurately organized. Should take no more than 1-2 days max.

Accounting Balance Sheet Chart of Accounts Financial Audit Accounting Jobs Account Reconciliation
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Social Media expert to manage social media accounts
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 46 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Need someone to help with managing instagram account. such as: - Post content (no need to create content) - Re share content - answer m…

Accounting Instagram Social Media Management Facebook Social Media Content Creation Social Media Marketing Jobs Influencer Marketing Instagram Story Content Strategy Jobs
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Complete budget table and add references
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 hours ago

$5
Fixed Price

Entry
Experience Level

I'm almost done with a research work. I need you to do calculations of the budget and add references. Only apply if you can do it immed…

Accounting International Accounting Standards Financial Analysis
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Integrating Jenkins Pipeline with multiple AWS accounts
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 3 hours ago

$40
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Integrating Jenkins Pipeline with multiple AWS accounts using groovy script.

Accounting Amazon Web Services CI/CD Vault by HashiCorp Jobs DevOps
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Digital Nomad seeks a Tax Advisor
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

I'm a digital nomad with an address that currently resides in California. I have a California LLC and pay taxes on that yearly. I'm loo…

Accounting Microsoft Excel Tax Law JobsTax Preparation Jobs Finance & Accounting Accounting Jobs Tax Return Crypto Asset Jobs Financial Accounting Business Services Legal
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Personal Accountant
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 12 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

We am looking for an experienced personal accountant to prepare and manage individuals financial situation by maintaining records and p…

Accounting Budget Management Chart of Accounts Accounting Jobs Microsoft Excel
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CPA needed for ERC filing for very small business
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 1 hour ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

MUST have prior ERC filing experience. If you are not familiar with ERC specifically, please DO NOT respond. Looking someone who can h…

Accounting CPA Tax Preparation Jobs
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Need help understanding W8ben with contractor in india
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 3 hours ago

$26
Fixed Price

Entry
Experience Level

I have an independent contractor from India. I am from USA. Have questions on what is required with the W8ben: -which lines are requ…

Accounting Tax Preparation Jobs Financial Audit Accounting Jobs CPA
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

I own an ecommerce business that has been around since 2019. We sell almost exclusively on Amazon but will be on Shopify, Walmart.com,…

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DNS Help needed for Gmail Workspace account ASAP!!!
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

$100
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hi there I have a GoDaddy website that needs MX records added and DNS records added, and my Gmail business account is missing MX recor…

Accounting DNS System Administration Jobs Email Support Network Administration Jobs Email Communication
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Accountants on Upwork
can earn $22–$42/hr.
Learn more below about how you can earn a career on the world’s work marketplace.
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$22 $42

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How to Become a Freelance Accountant

If you enjoy numbers and business, you might be well suited for a career as a freelance accountant. Freelance accountants work with clients across all industries and revenue sizes.

With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or an equivalent field, accountants can work with organizations by handling their books, creating financial reports, and conducting financial analysis of a department or an organization. By becoming a certified public accountant (CPA) after passing a CPA exam, freelance accountants can become more marketable.

What does a freelance accountant do?

Freelance accountants participate in several activities related to the financial health of an organization. As an accountant, your role will include reviewing financial statements, data entry, developing financial reports, and reconciling/balancing general ledger accounts.

In addition, freelance accountants bring best-practice financial management to a client’s organization, including working with other financial professionals and adhering to standard corporate financial practices.

What skills do I need to become a freelance accountant?

Receiving a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or an equivalent field is necessary to become a freelance accountant. In addition, those with a master’s degree/MBA or a CPA certification are more attractive to potential employers, and an involvement in some sort of an accounting program is considered an education requirement for many accounting firms.

Common skills a freelance accountant should possess include:

  • Attention to detail
  • Experience working with the latest accounting software, including QuickBooks and Sage
  • Knowledge in basic financial accounting tactics such as auditing, managing financial records, and handling financial statements
  • Working and cooperating with other business administrations, bookkeepers, certified internal auditors, certified management accountants, accredited accounting firms, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Should I get an accounting certification?

In addition to developing your skills, it may be helpful to obtain a professional certification to help your Upwork profile stand out. The most popular accounting certification is a certified public accountant (CPA). In addition, other certifications available for accountants are:

  • Chartered financial analyst (CFA)
  • Certified management accountant (CMA)
  • Certified internal auditor (CIA)
  • Certified information systems auditor (CISA)

There are numerous other fields of accounting out there that don’t have “accounting” in the name. Different educational requirements or skills may be required for each.

What are the job responsibilities of a freelance accountant?

An entry-level freelance accountant will have several responsibilities when it comes to serving a client’s financial needs. Depending on your career path and degree programs, business administrations may require more responsibilities to be handled than an entry-level position.

The responsibilities of a full-time freelance accountant may include:

  • Assist with the day-to-day activities of financial ledgers and reporting systems regarding accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, taxes, and more
  • Perform financial reconciliations, account analysis, auditing, and other related accounting procedures
  • Conduct internal audits, controls, and checks throughout all departments
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Engage with banks, credit card companies, accounting firms, and tax firms, as needed, in relation to corporate financial best practices

Jump-start your freelance accountant career on Upwork and start looking for your first job. Eager to learn more about freelance accounting jobs on Upwork? Check out these additional resources:

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