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Hire a freelance accountant today to handle all your bookkeeping, auditing, taxation and accounting needs. Certified Public Accountants (CPA) can help you with payroll processing or manage your escrow account and brokerage. Some accountants specialize in certain accounting principles, including forensic accounting and financial accounting.

Accounting is the process of producing financial records about an individual or organization. These financial statements can be used to help a company’s management team assess economic resources under their control. Accountants often use enterprise resource planning software or accounting software to help organize their clients’ finances. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you’ll find accountants who can provide accounting services to small businesses and professionals around the world.

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  1. Valiantsina Zianishyna

    Valiantsina Zianishyna

    Accountant, Bookkeeper, QuickBooks, XERO, Excel

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Have bachelor's of science in economics & marketing + extra accounting units (all As), currently studying to sit for the CPA exam. Proficient with QuickBooks (many PC & Mac versions), XERO, MS Excel. 5 years full charge accounting experience, including but not limited to setting up an accounting system for a company, bank and c/c reconciliations, AP/AR, payroll, inventories, depreciation and amortization, financial statements presentations, GAAP and tax compliance. Other office experience includes data entry & analysis, Internet research, logistics, marketing, e-commerce, translations Russian - English and administrative support. Honesty and reliability are my priorities, I see challenging problems as a space to learn and grow, ready to go the extra mile to achieve the best results in the shortest time.

    $50.00 /hr
    865 hours
    5.00
  2. Greg Rawlings

    Greg Rawlings

    CPA with Masters Degree in Business Taxation

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 8

    Assisting Entreprenuers on an Independent Basis in the Areas of Accounting, Finance and Taxation: Senior Tax Accountant - Price Waterhouse Los Angeles; Accounting Instructor - University of La Verne; Sole Proprietor - Greg L. Rawlings CPA; Chief Financial Officer - RWR Homes and related companies; Trustee - family trusts of undisclosed high net worth family; Valuation Consultant - FDIC structured transaction pools

    $125.00 /hr
    754 hours
    4.99
  3. Bryan Kelly

    Bryan Kelly

    Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA)

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    To view my complete CV and freelance work history, please feel free to visit my website at www.bryankellycpa.ca I'm a certified accountant (CPA, CMA) with over 12 years of experience as both a freelance and corporate accountant. I currently work with a wide variety of small business owners (both in Canada an internationally) providing services including financial planning, accounting, payroll and tax. My freelance experience is backed by nearly 10 years spent working in the energy and manufacturing sectors holding a wide variety of roles as a front-line accountant, internal auditor, and manager with oversight for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and an IFRS conversion.

    $44.44 /hr
    688 hours
    5.00
  4. Keith Maritato

    Keith Maritato

    CPA, Auditor, Tax, CFO Services

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    Keith Maritato – CPA, CIA provides comprehensive business solutions relating to accounting, auditing, tax, financial statements, finance and technology. Specializing in start-up companies headquartered internationally looking to establish a presence here in the U.S. Typical services include setting up bank accounts, payroll, tax identification numbers, accounting system, personnel policies and handbook as well as full bookkeeping, accounting, and reporting. Our services also include preparation of Federal and State income tax returns.

    $44.44 /hr
    84 hours
    4.71
  5. Carl Jaquint

    Carl Jaquint

    QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    I'm a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor with over 10 years of extensive experience in providing bookkeeping, payroll and training services using QuickBooks. I specialize in helping companies automate their processes so they can spend more time increasing sales and less time on bookkeeping issues. I also offer Payroll Services that will save you time and money. I'm a meticulous financial and accounting professional acknowledged for sound decision-making abilities, analytic skills, business acuity, attention to detail and expert with QuickBooks Online and proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word. Here are some benefits you can always look forward to: 1. Flexibility 2, Quality & Timely Services 3. Personal & Professional 4. Cost Benefit 5. Responsive & Friendly

    $40.00 /hr
    326 hours
    5.00
  6. Amanda D.

    Amanda D.

    Nonprofit Professional skilled in strategy and general business ops

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    Writing has always been my passion; somehow, I've been lucky enough to find a way to fold it into my work. My ability to speak in the voice of the audience, as well as the voice of the brand, has led to success in grant writing, social media marketing and content planning. After an inspiring volunteer experience, I started working for a progressive nonprofit that both accepted, and fostered my desire for an entrepreneurial approach to nonprofit management. I bring almost a decade of experience, enthusiasm, and passion for the world of nonprofit. My projects range from short-term to long-term, and I am also a skilled strategy consultant. My motto has always been "nonprofit at heart, entrepreneurial in spirit." My own personal mission is to leave an organization in better shape than I found it. So far, so good! Specialties: 1) Grant Research, Writing & Reporting: - Research and build prospect database - Draft letter's of inquiry (LOI's) - Prepare grant proposals (RFP's) 2) Program build-out: - Narrative drafting - Outcome analysis and development - Volunteer recruitment & management 3) Fundraising & Development: - Strategic plan development - Craft and prepare fundraising strategy - Corporate Sponsorship/CSR program development - Third-party event management - Marketing and public relations 4) Website Development: - Content planning - Site design (via enduser-friendly Wix) 5) Accounting & Bookkeeping: - Budget planning: operating & programmatic - General Bookkeeping: QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Online 6) Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Having maintained leadership roles in high-level positions, I am also skilled resume and cover letter writing. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I put the mission of the organization first and foremost,which makes me flexible and efficient.

    $38.89 /hr
    253 hours
    5.00
  7. Jared T.

    Jared T.

    CPA - Audit & Tax

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I'm a licensed certified public accountant with many years of experience in taxation (individual, corporate, not-for-profit), auditing & attestation (compilations, reviews, audits) and general bookkeeping (primarily QuickBooks). I have a diverse client base, with a focus on sole proprietors and small businesses. I have an active CPA license in PA, and I'm a member of the AICPA and PICPA. In addition, I also serve on the Board of Directors of a local not-for-profit organization.

    $50.00 /hr
    18 hours
    5.00
  8. Muhammad Ali Awais Khan

    Muhammad Ali Awais Khan Agency Contractor

    Expert in Accounting, Xero and Quickbooks etc

    Pakistan - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    My objective is to provide high quality services to my clients in the fields of Accounting, Bookkeeping, Finance , Tax, Corporate, HR and other support management tasks at international level in order to earn good repute internationally among professional accountants and after consistent struggle and hard work of 7 years I have earned the status of top rated professional accountant at odesk and now I would work even hard to hold this status.

    Associated with: BestExpertProviders

    $35.00 /hr
    11,928 hours
    4.78
  9. Faisal Javed

    Faisal Javed Agency Contractor

    Investor Ready Business Plans and Pitch Decks

    Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 21

    QUICK OVERVIEW: * Over 7 years of progressive experience in writing business plans, pitch books, financial projections/analysis, and accounting. * Expertise lies in the preparation of investor-ready business plans, immigration business plans, venture capital business plans, and business plans for internal assessment/feasibility purposes. * Worked with high net worth individuals and companies generating a multimillion-dollar turnover per annum or seeking as much as $300 million in start-up funding. * 100% customer satisfaction backed by a unique oDesk Money Back Guarantee on hourly contracts, meaning you will get your money back from oDesk in case of dissatisfaction. * 98.8% positive reviews on oDesk. * Highly recommended business plan writer by previous customers * IBISWorld industry research reports are available for US-based companies, which is a highly reputable source for collecting industry statistics and trusted by private investors, bankers, and venture capitalists. IBISWorld charges $950 per industry report that you will get included in your business plan free of cost. * Offering free branding (logo) services to start-up entrepreneurs requesting business plan and pitch deck together. * Use of royalty free images in the business plan and pitch book that you can even publicize on your website, flyers, social media, and other promotional materials. * Free business plan review available! * Ranked 1st in the Business Plan test among over 9,000 test takers, by achieving 100% score. The test result is visible on the profile. Ranked among the top 10% or 20% successful test takers in all other relevant tests. * Sophisticated and appealing designs for business plans and pitch decks to inspire your prospective investors and other stakeholders. * Willing to sign an NDA to provide maximum protection to your business model and commercial interests. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: Faisal has over 7 years of progressive experience in writing award-winning business plans, investor pitch books, marketing plans, new business development, business coaching, market research, industry analysis, branding, pricing, financial analysis, corporate accounting and management consulting fields. A savvy start-up business planner and strategist, Faisal commenced his professional career back in 2007 when he secured his first employment in Comprehensive Business Consultant, Islamabad, Pakistan as an Assistant Auditor. He accelerated his professional career further in accounting and financial analysis fields by joining SNL Financial as Financial Analyst in 2009, a leading financial data providing firm located in the US. Acknowledging his tireless efforts and dedication to work, he was promoted to Coverage Analyst role later in 2011 where he continued to serve the organization for another one year. At the beginning of 2012, Faisal combined his business acumen and vast experience and founded his own business plan writing firm, Aceplans. Being a business plan writer and project manager at Aceplans, he has worked with over 130 start-up companies. Most of them were from the US, Canada and Australia, and helped them in preparing business plans, business strategies, operational plans, marketing strategies, and financial projections. I am looking forward to meeting you and discussing your startup business idea and needs. So what are you waiting for? Contact me today and let's start working on your business plan right away! WORK SAMPLE: Please review two business plans and one investor proposal samples by visiting the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ozdcxc316wfcem1/Business%20Plan%20Samples.pdf WHAT MY BUSINESS PLAN WILL INCLUDE? Please download and review the table of contents that I normally follow to prepare a business plan. The final business plan could have slightly different contents based on your actual requirements. https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc9zqm59wpdxcza/Table%20of%20Contents.pdf?dl=0

    Groups: Lisnagol | DIRECT™, Outright.com

    Associated with: Bright Outsourcer

    $50.00 /hr
    2,144 hours
    4.96
  10. Randall Parker, MBA

    Randall Parker, MBA

    MBA with extensive background in International Accounting and Finance.

    Philippines - Last active: 10/11/2014 - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Do you need Accounting/Bookkeeping help? Note these score rankings for oDesk's Accounting/Bookkeeping exams: Accounting (Assets & Revenue): #74 = 99th Percentile Accounting (Accounts Payable): #65 = 99th Percentile Accounting (Accounts Receivable): #77 = 98th Percentile Accounting (Principles): #222 = 98th Percentile Bookkeeping: #98 = 99th Percentile Financial Reports: #26 = 98th Percentile Quickbooks 2008: #168 = 97th Percentile In addition to superior accounting/bookkeeping skills, I have been a beta-tester for Intuit (QuickBooks, Quicken and TurboTax) products for about ten years, and also beta-tested Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.). I have used a variety of accounting software packages including QuickBooks, Oracle, Pacioli and more. Living in the Philippines is much cheaper than living in the USA, which will save you tens of thousands of dollars per year on my services. At present, I am seeking part-time and/or full-time work to fill-out my schedule. My work history includes work for the following industries: Agriculture, Automotive, Entertainment, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Restaurant/Bar Retail, Transportation and more. In addition, having been previously licensed to sell insurance, securities, real estate and mortgages as a Financial Planner, I am more than qualified to help you in these areas as well. Please, contact me to set-up an interview or a quotation to meet your needs. Thank you for your time. Specialties: Real Estate and Mortgage Consulting, Property Management, Financial Planning, International Cash Transactions and Transfers, Direct Investments, Retirement Planning, Debt Management, and much, much more.

    $55.56 /hr
    19 hours
    5.00