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Mika Itoh

Mika Itoh

Accountant, Market / Web Researcher, Data Entry Specialist

China - Tests: 8

I have more than 15 years of experience in Accounting, Market & Web Research, Data Entry, and List Building. My aim as a freelancer is to deliver the highest quality service and to build a long-lasting relationship with customers. I am proficient in all MS Office applications, as well as in popular types of accounting software such as QuickBooks. Apart of my native Japanese, I have a very good command in English and Chinese. I am a hard-working, detail oriented and reliable person, who knows the value of your time and money.

82% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
155 hours

Kelley A.

Kelley A.

Paralegal - 11 Years of Clerical, Research, Data Entry & Microsoft Exp

United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

Over the past eleven years I have worked in the legal field and in an office setting. I completed my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2006 where I was on the Honor Roll and Dean's List. Throughout college I worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Education and interned at various law firms. Throughout my experience in law offices and with the Court, I have become proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications, Customer Service & Customer Relations, research, data entry, email handling, accounts receivable and accounts payable, preparing legal documents and correspondence, reviewing and formatting legal documents and I type 75 correct words per minute. Currently, I am looking for part time work that I can do on the weekends and/or in the evening. I am confident in my ability to effectively communicate and successfully complete tasks a Freelancer with little to no instruction and with a very fast turn around time. Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration.

89% Job Success
$14.44 /hr
230 hours

Trang Tran

Trang Tran

IFRS and VAS Accounting/ Financial Advisory/ VietnameseTax Researcher/

Vietnam - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

I have over 5-years working as an auditor in a Big-4 Audit Firm. With deep knowledge in accounting (both local and internation standard) and tax, I would provide you exceptional service in reasonable time. Besides, I am also a freelance tax reseacher for an UK consulting firm. I highly perfer assignment related to Vietnam finance/tax issues.

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
25 hours

Rochelle Baron

Rochelle Baron Agency Contractor

Legal Assistant, Real Estate Paralegal, Administrative Assistant

United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

I have over 20 years experience as a legal assistant, specializing in various aspects of commercial and residential real estate. My experience ranges from property title research and analysis, document preparation and closing and settlement preparation and disbursement. I also have experience with probate and corporate document preparation. I enjoy using my experience to work in a virtual setting, providing legal research and document services for a variety of companies.

Associated with: Universal Hardwood Flooring, Inc. Agency

100% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
2,002 hours

Jose marie C.

Jose marie C.

Title Foreclosure Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 10

More than 2 years in the Title Foreclosure Business. With rich understanding and knowledge about Title examining and Title research utilizes the Public record search in the Web. Similar with Data entry, uses Microsoft Word and PDF data format. Experience includes: Research and Examining of Title documents: Deeds, Mortgages, Liens, HOA Liens, County Clerks Records, Public Records, Foreclosure, Judgments, Court Cases, Probate, Divorce, Lis Pendens, and all other related documents. No matter if you are just an individual that in need of help saving your property from foreclosure or you are with a company that is investing in real properties. It’s sure to be of good help to have a Title Analyst.

$3.00 /hr
118 hours

Joliene Ivory

Joliene Ivory

Executive Assistant/Writer

United States - Tests: 2

I have been an administrative assistant at a high profile financial firm in New York City. I spent three years there and I loved helping people. That is in my very nature and something I enjoy doing. I am experienced in all Microsoft Office Products. I can type up to 90 WPM and I like doing data entry so it isn't very much like work for me at all. I also have a degree in English Literature so I can help you with your writing. Additionally, I have extensive web researching skills. If you need the information I can find it for you!!! I have become a master of Google searching and I use other ways to find information that would be important to you. Currently, I am a sales staff administrator focusing on accounting and I enjoy every part of my job. I can use those skills to help you with your projects. My experiences are many and varied. I am looking for a position that would be available from 5:30PM to 10PM Eastern Standard Time and Sundays. Please let me help you with any of your project needs!

$20.00 /hr
11 hours

Demetrio A.

Demetrio A.

Forex and Stock Trading Consultant

Philippines - Tests: 9

I have a 5-year experience in theoretical and actual trading to back me up in providing my potential clients with high probability trading strategies in foreign exchange, equities, commodities and other instruments in the financial markets. As a forex trader, analyst & consultant, I could provide my potential clients high probability, low-risk trade set up. I have developed a trading system called H-EW-DTQ 5 Trading System. Anyone desiring to avail of my services will be provided (sample) trade set up & recommendations with real time, live chart H-EW-DTQ 5 multiple time frame trade analysis. I have a degree in Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B) and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A, Accountancy) with a good number of years of college teaching experience handling various social sciences subjects, such as Economics, Sociology, Humanities, Foreign Policy, Politics & Governance and Constitution of the Philippines.

$25.00 /hr
0 hours