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Need Xero Accountant
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 44 minutes ago

$5
Fixed Price

Expert
Experience Level

Xero Accountant We're looking for an experienced bookkeeper to handle our monthly bookkeeping requirements. We currently use Xero sof…

Accounting Xero Bookkeeping JobsAccounting Jobs Balance Sheet Bank Reconciliation Accounts Payable Accounting Basics Tax Preparation Jobs Accounting Software
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

I am looking for professional licensed traders to manage portfolios for my clients in the forex and crypto markets as well as pass prop…

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Micro saas audit
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 3 hours ago

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Hi there, id like to see if you could look at a extension and app and let me know if the its a overall good coding, programming and ove…

Accounting SaaS Market Analysis Penetration Testing Technical Support Browser Extension Jobs
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Crypto Revenue Accountant
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 5 hours ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Venture backed crypto startup looking for outsourced rev recognition accounting help. See role attached. If you are a good fit, I also…

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Implement AppFolio final process
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

I just signed up with AppFolio. We are a family office running 5-6 properties. I am looking for an AppFolio Expert that can share scr…

Accounting Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation AppFolio Accounting JobsBookkeeping Jobs Data Entry
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Accountant
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 44 minutes ago

$5,000
Fixed Price

Entry
Experience Level

$5000 Need someone who is Accountant from USA. We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of e…

Accounting International Accounting Standards Tax Preparation Jobs CPA Account Reconciliation Cash Flow Analysis
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Canadian Accountant Needed to File Taxes and Bookkeeping
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 hours ago

$600
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hello! I am a small business owner with an eCommerce business, specifically US Amazon FBA. I am looking for an accountant who proficie…

Accounting Account Reconciliation Tax Return Tax Preparation JobsAccounting JobsBookkeeping Jobs CPA Wave Accounting Certified Tax Preparer
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$400
Fixed Price

Expert
Experience Level

See Title it describes what i want, the two accounts got hacked. One is mine and the second one is my mother's account. My account uses…

Accounting Facebook
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$300
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

We are looking for subject matter experts with teaching experience for a series of educational videos targeted at high school and colle…

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Netsuite Expert for small tweaks
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Need expert on Netsuite for some minor fixes such as setting up homepage screen, kpi metrics and other items as they come up

Accounting NetSuite Administration System Configuration Chart of Accounts
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Accountants on Upwork
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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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