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Accountant For Furniture Business - Stress-free
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 44 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Greetings, We are looking for a dedicated straightforward accountant. We are a furniture-flipping business selling between 5-10 sets…

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Accountant/bookkeeper to prepare P&L statement
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 5 hours ago

$40
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

The preparation of a profit and loss statement for an uber driver for the current year.

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

The brand is an individual who is an artist and talent. The first step is to Consult about the business structure from an accounting po…

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Accountant/CPA
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Looking for a qualified accountant, ER or CPA to process ERTC ( The Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act ) paperwork for our b…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Looking for help to file a T2 (slightly late) for past tax year. Corporation did no business, but I'd like to keep it for another year…

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Verify Instagram and Facebook accounts
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 3 hours ago

$170
Fixed Price

Expert
Experience Level

Hello Brother. I'm Jawad and I have an advertising agency and I have clients who are all celebrities and I'm looking for someone who re…

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Accounting Process Setup and Clean-up - Smal Biz
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 5 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Hello, I have worked with a CPA that has giving me some guidance on how we distribute cash coming in and out of the business. Unfortuna…

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Seeking Accountant for Financial Planning
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Seeking accountant skilled in US tax law. We are looking for guidance with basic bookkeeping, tax prep for established businesses and…

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Canadian Long term accountant needed
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 9 hours ago

$3,600
Fixed Price

Expert
Experience Level

we are willing to pay monthly 300$ for the following : the job emcompases about 10 companies some have 0 to 3 entries a month some up…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

We are moving our accounting over from Microsoft Money Plus Business to QuickBooks Online. We have a Woocommerce site that we would l…

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Accountants on Upwork
can earn $22–$42/hr.
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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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