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  1. Joseph Diola

    Joseph Diola

    Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

    Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it.

    $4.44 /hr
    2,033 hours
    3.72
  2. Julee-Ann Kressel Tulagan

    Julee-Ann Kressel Tulagan Agency Contractor

    CPA | Bookkeeper | Quickbook | MYOB | Data Entry Expert

    Philippines - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 12

    I just passed the examination to be a Certified Public Accountant last May 2013. My goal is to be able to apply all my accounting knowledge and skills in a way I can do to help the company and to achieve success through hardworking and perseverance. 1. Accounting clients handled: Real state, Franchise of Fast Food Chain, Manufacturer and Exporter of Textile, Holdings and Rental Company Accounting software used: MYOB and Intuit Quickbooks • Analyzing of transactions; • Recording of receipts and vouchers; • Journalizing the accruals and deferrals (general journals); • Revaluating the dollar accounts and listed shares; • Preparation of schedules (e.g. lapsing of prepayment and depreciation); • Monitoring of Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables; • Preparation of necessary adjustments; • Preparation of financial statements; • Bank reconciliation • Preparation of Expanded withholding tax (expanded, compensation, final), VAT, Income tax return and other BIR forms. 2. Audit clients: Non - Profit Organizations and Merchandising Company Accounting software used: SAP • Vouching and tracing for Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts; • Performing subsequent procedures (Accounts Receivable for future collection and Accounts Payable for future payment); • Roll-forward analysis and test of reasonableness (Property, Plant and Equipment) • Tax reconciliation for BIR related payments; • Preparation of working papers; • Preparation of Audited Financial Statement. 3. Tax Advisory • Preparation of the necessary letters and documents in reply to the Preliminary Notice/Letter of Assessment issued by the BIR; • Claiming of Tax Credit; • Assistance to newly formed company; • Give an advice beneficial to the client but still in compliance to the requirements of the pursuing regulatory body. 4. Special Engagement: Retail company • Check the reliability and accuracy of inventory count and the reporting of client per branch (Mindoro, Batangas City, Cebu, Davao)

    Associated with: Czarina Cleopatra, AYC Data Entry Professionals

    $11.11 /hr
    972 hours
    4.59
  3. Nirav K.

    Nirav K.

    Expert Accountant/Finance Analyst/Excel Wizard & Professional Writer

    India - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    I am smart and hardworking person. I have worked in reputed Chartered Accountant Firm (Equivalent To CPA Firm) for 3 years as an Accountant & Finance Professional. I have completed my graduation and currently in the final year of Chartered Accountancy (Equivalent to CPA) course. I am currently working as an Independent Accountant/Finance Professional. My core competency lies in following areas. * Full management of Accounts and Reporting * Financial Management * Bookkeeping * Bank Reconciliation * Internal Audit * Business Plan Preparation & Improvement. * Excel Models Preparations - Project Forecast, Other Excel Projects * Word Document Preparations * Article Writing I have also prepared Financial Statements using Microsoft Excel in accordance with GAAP & IFRS. I posses good working knowledge of accounting software of TALLY ERP & QUICKBOOK.

    $10.00 /hr
    376 hours
    4.79
  4. Sean Ross

    Sean Ross

    Top Rated Finance Writer

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an expert writer, researcher and consultant dedicated to creating original, professional work. I hold a B.S. in Economics, have 8+ years of work in financial services, and have been a published author since I was 16. I help both established and aspiring professional publications and websites to reach their audiences more effectively. All work is designed to be keyword-rich and generate 'clicks.' Work can be tailored to either sophisticated or lay audiences. Available topics include: money, interest rates, inflation, exchange rates, trade, capital theory, economic philosophy, public policy, personal finance, bankruptcy, real estate and security investments, technical and fundamental analysis, credit repair, banking, loans and insurance. I've worked with family businesses, sole proprietorships, and large companies. My recent articles have been featured on a variety of notable websites, including Investopedia and Seeking Alpha. In the past I've also performed limited work on advanced medical topics, technology and politics.

    $40.00 /hr
    73 hours
    4.98
  5. Shane A.

    Shane A.

    Experienced Sports Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    My day job is a banker but I am a freelance writer during my spare time. I have always loved to write sports articles, in fact I was always Sports Editor of our School paper both in High School and College. Although I finished a business course in college, writing has always been in my blood. I started writing for clients here at ODesk in 2013. Since then, I have been able to complete various tasks which included blog writing and article writing. From March of 2014, I have shifted my focus to sports writing, which is my first love and my true ambition. I've written and published hundreds of sports articles for various sports websites all over the world. The NBA, boxing and MMA are my cup of tea because I love those sports like a fish loves water. Should you need any article related to those three sports, I am you guy. I would love to share my love and knowledge of those sports with you and your audience. I have good command of the English language, a unique writing style, the right amount of writing experience and an unrivaled passion for sports.

    $11.11 /hr
    128 hours
    5.00
  6. Melissa R.

    Melissa R.

    Freelance Writer/Editor

    United States - Tests: 3

    I have been writing both creatively and academically for the past four years, and currently work as a freelance editor for an on-line magazine publication in addition to providing content and marketing development for small financially focused businesses. I have extensive experience in creating fun, engaging, educational content for my clients, as well as shifting current content to ensure a broader audience is reached. Additionally, I have ample experience within social media posting schedules, content creation, and ad creation for targeted marketing campaigns. My business and marketing prowess has been further developed through the creation of the financial planning firm of which I am a joint owner, and active, licensed fiduciary for my clients. With my passion for writing and education in finance and marketing, I look forward to lending a hand on your next project.

    $33.33 /hr
    659 hours
    4.92
  7. Marjorie W.

    Marjorie W.

    Virtual Assistant/Project Managment

    United States - Tests: 6

    With over six years of positive virtual experiences combined with over 20 years of corporate experience. My professionalism and dedication to my clients have proved to be a strong asset. My expertise is in Executive Assistance, Accounting, Marketing and Project Management. Working for companies including Web Development, Real Estate, Marketing and Accounting. My virtual relationships have lasted a year or more due to my strong common sense and professional background. I am proficient using Microsoft programs 1997-2007 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, Google Docs, Salesforce, QuickBooks, Basecamp, iContact and Constant Contact, Mailchimp, CMS, CRM, Wordpress, Wix.com and Social Media.

    $22.22 /hr
    3,834 hours
    4.92
  8. Dizzy Casero

    Dizzy Casero

    CPA/MBA/Auditor/Bookkeeper/Researcher/ Teacher/Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

    An Accountant who is Hardworking, Honest, Diligent, and Keen to details. ~Got my Master's Degree in Business Administration at Foundation University in March 2015. ~Able to pass the CPA Licensure examination in October 2011. ~Graduated as MAGNA CUM LAUDE after taking the BS-Accountancy Program in Foundation University, Dumaguete City Philippines in March 2011. Dynamic Certified Public Accountant who utilizes creativity and wit in designing and executing solutions that create customer value. I would like to employ my knowledge in accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing with the intention of securing a professional career with opportunity for challenges and career advancement. I would also love to dedicate time to data entry, web research, MS excel-related jobs, and article writing.

    $6.67 /hr
    553 hours
    5.00
  9. Gabby L.

    Gabby L.

    Copy Editor, Proofreader, Copywriter, Writer

    Canada - Tests: 5

    I'm a NATIVE English speaker with 5 years of professional experience in writing, copy-writing, copy editing and proofreading over a wide range of disciplines including finance, human resources, law, and marketing among others. I'm also vastly experienced in financial analysis, strategic formulation, implementation and development. I specialize my competences in the fields of: academic, business plans, thesis and projects (dissertations), reports, case studies, mission statements, website content and articles; with APA, MLA, Harvard and Chicago referencing where required. I favor long term relationships with clients hence I'm self driven and result oriented in all work that I undertake as well as guarantee confidentiality. I look forward to professionally working with you as I remain committed and focused throughout. Thank you for your time.

    $27.78 /hr
    91 hours
    4.61
  10. Yacob Cajee

    Yacob Cajee

    Freelance writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    A qualified accountant, aromatherapist, hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, I have been published in “Public Finance”, “Men’s Health” and “In Essence”, the journal of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. I have been commissioned to write specialist articles (for example on essential oil alternatives to antiperspirants) for Holland & Barratt’s "Healthy" magazine, and have recently completed an article on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate and testicular cancer. I have enjoyed a successful career in local government finance and have written many (and edited far more), policy papers, business and investment proposals and committee reports. In 2005, I compiled Diversity in Diction, Equality in Action, the guide to appropriate language in the workplace, published by the Trades Union Congress. With a background in Classics and a degree in English Literature from the University of London, I have an excellent knowledge of spelling, grammar and punctuation. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

    $27.00 /hr
    17 hours
    5.00