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Chin Media tuyển dụng Senior Account Manager
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 13 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Job Description Team management: - Led account team throughout the end-to-end client-serving process. - Responsible for…

Accounting English Project Management Account Management Digital Marketing
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30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

We are a fast-growing CPA firm operating as an outsourced accounting office. Our team of 12+ is fully remote, but we accomplish big thi…

Accounting Month-End Close Assistance Accounting Jobs Financial Accounting Financial Analysis GAAP Balance Sheet Microsoft Excel Financial Report
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Chart of accounts
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 hours ago

$150
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Small Business, Need help with my chart of accounts. up to date & add about 15 transactions that are "tools & heavy equipment, machines…

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Staff Accountant Hourly ‐ Posted 4 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Looking for an experienced staff accountant for at least 3 - 6 months for up to 20 hours per week. Potential for full-time contract ba…

Accounting Income Statement Balance Sheet Bank Reconciliation Microsoft Excel Accounting Jobs Quickbooks General Ledger
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Accountant / Tax advisor Portugal Hourly ‐ Posted 5 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Hi. I'm a freelancer, I work with clients from USA. Relocated to Portugal half year ago and need help with accounting for my activity.…

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Etsy store account.
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 26 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Entry
Experience Level

hello, i need a etsy store, i'm from China, cannot register etsy store. so can you register a store for me? thanks!

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Certified Public Accountant
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 2 hours ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Certified Public Accountant with vast knowledge in accounting analysis, bookkeeping, finance/cost management, accounts, reconciliations…

Accounting Accounting Jobs CPA Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Principles & Practices Financial Accounting
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Accountant & Financial Reporting
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 2 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

We need someone that can: -Establish a payment plan based on the client's contract -Create the payment plan using our different tools…

Accounting Financial Accounting Financial Report Account Reconciliation Accounts Receivable Management Accounts Payable
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Accountant needed for artist Hourly ‐ Posted 4 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

I have a few questions about setting up my taxes as an freelancing artist.

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Kitchen Sync Strategies, my firm, is a social enterprise brokerage and consulting company that helps small farms sell products to large…

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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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