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Bookkeeping is the process of recording the financial transactions of a business, organization or individual into a daybook or ledger. The bookkeeper creates a trial balance, which lists all the general ledger accounts of a business or organization and is part of the double-entry bookkeeping system. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, businesses and professionals can hire bookkeepers to record all their purchases, sales, receipts, payments and other transactions.

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Bookkeeping Job Cost Overview

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Upwork Bookkeeping Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 335 Bookkeeping projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Average Bookkeeping Freelancer Feedback Score

Bookkeeping Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.53.

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Last updated: May 1, 2015
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  1. Frances Foytek

    Frances Foytek

    Accountant/Bookkeeper

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an experienced U.S. degreed accounting professional and CPA candidate with over ten years in corporate and small business accounting and management. I offer intelligent business support, excellent problem solving, and leadership skills. I have successful oDesk virtual accounting, bookkeeping, and business support experience. I have QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Peachtree, and Mas 90 accounting software experience. QuickBooks Online conversion experience, Microsoft Office with Excel reporting and analysis. Best results are obtained by applying best practices, current Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and U.S. tax knowledge. You can Lower your ongoing accounting costs by converting your company's financial information to QuickBooks Online. My tax tip for 2nd Qtr. 2015: Home Office deduction can apply if you use a part of your home regularly and exclusively for business: The Simplified Option: You can deduct $5 per square foot for a maximum of 300-square-feet for your home office. This equates to a $1,500 deduction. •The Regular Method: You can write-off a portion of your insurance and utility bills, as well as a percentage of your home depreciation or rent.

    $30.00 /hr
    4,649 hours
    4.84
  2. 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
  3. Muhammad Ali Awais Khan

    Muhammad Ali Awais Khan Agency Contractor

    Expert in Accounting, Xero and Quickbooks etc

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day 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
    11,926 hours
    4.78
  4. Alessandro Lione

    Alessandro Lione

    Business services and administration - Start-up counseling

    Australia - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 10

    Born in a competitive environment where a pause was an error and an error was a catastrophe I quickly learned that desires had to be gained too. A programming and IT industry background gave me an analytical thinking that, coupled with a natural cool blood and patience, makes me able to solve the most complex issues and obtain the best results even complex tasks with pressing deadlines. Well before the legal age I had to take the reins of a family business, giving it a x3 income boost in less than two years, while my home country faced one of the worst crises in the recent economical and political history. That was only the sparkle that started it all; I've already two successful start-up under my belt (from initial business plan to deploying) and the chance of new challenges makes my mind rev faster. I'm an "hands on" approach lover and if I choose to undertake a project I always succeed and exceed expectations. When I wished to learn about web and social media marketing I ended up writing a book aimed at new start-up and entrepreneurs. I'm a great buyer, I love it; give me an internet connection and an Excel spreadsheet and you'll have the best buy at the lowest possible price. When I find a good offer, then I'll make it a bargain. I've experience in leading and coaching small to big sized teams (50 people) through complex tasks and tight deadlines. As an added bonus I'm passionate in everything is complex and, thanks to a continuous learning process, my knowledge cover a vast amount of different topics. Experiences: Business planning Business analysis and tweaking Bookkeeping Buying Team leading and coaching Clients loyalty and retention Marketing and copywriting PR management Italian native speaker English fluent speaker

    $38.89 /hr
    4,613 hours
    5.00
  5. 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
  6. Lusine A.

    Lusine A.

    Accountant, Bookkeeper,VA, Business developer, Tax Planner

    Cyprus - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 19

    I am an Accounting Professional who prides herself in the vast experiences gained from both online and actual office environment. I am offering my professional services and assure you that I will work above and beyond your expectations.

    $30.00 /hr
    809 hours
    4.98
  7. Robert Pioso

    Robert Pioso

    CPA, CGMA

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    20 years of experience focused on providing exceptional client service and knowledge that provides measurable and tangible results positively impacting you or your business in the areas of accounting, tax and business consulting services to individuals and owners of small and closely-held businesses with US and international operations. Expertise on these specific types of accounting and tax projects include: Bookkeeping and Accounting Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis US/State Tax Compliance (preparation of US corporate and individual tax returns) Tax Planning and Structuring - US and Foreign Tax Obligation Resolution/ Offers in Compromise Agreements Corporate Organization Planning - US and Foreign CFO and Management Operations Forensic and Fraud Accounting Litigation Support Work Due Diligence for US and Foreign Mergers and Acquisitions and Divestitures Projections and forecasts for Business Plans and Financing Projects All of my work comes with an unconditional guaranty - You pay for the lesser of the value of the services you receive or the invoice/agreed contract price, whichever is less.

    $95.00 /hr
    211 hours
    4.89
  8. Tyler F.

    Tyler F.

    Professional Business Planning & Consultation

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

    To Help Businesses Meet Their Goals Desired Projects Include: * Business Plan Writing (Top 20% via Odesk) * Business Research * Leads and Prospect Lists (see example in portfolio) * Helping Businesses Raise Capital * Bookkeeping * Marketing * Advertising * Business Consulting (Top 20% via Odesk) * Banking * Financial Advisory * Mergers and Acquisitions. * Entrepreneurial Activities * Global Strategy * Creative Writting Formalized Work and Experience: Commercial Lending w/ Active Management of a Loan Portfolio . Can provide reconciliation service as needed, which includes quick books and book keeping via excel. Provided consultative services to retail and business banking clients by understanding the goals of each and offering personal financial advice to meet their needs. Guided current homeowners through the process of refinancing a mortgage, by helping clients to understand interest rates and loan repayment options. Enhanced interpersonal skills by utilizing cold calling initiatives to create relationships with prospective mortgage clients. Developed goals and incentives for production employees in order to increase production efficiencies and individual employee compensation using controlled time & motion studies at two facilities in MD and PA. Developed a capital asset inventory program of all plant machinery and furnishings which was submitted to corporate headquarters. Education: University of Maryland University College Masters Degree in Business Administration. McDaniel College Bachelor of Arts; Major in Business Administration

    $29.99 /hr
    372 hours
    4.98
  9. Elizabeth T.

    Elizabeth T.

    Business Services and Tax Consultant

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

    I am a highly focused and results orientated professional with over 15 yrs of experience providing individuals and small business with solutions to improve their operations. These services include tax planning and preparation (individual and small businesses), payroll tax services, budgeting, and bookkeeping. I focus on the details so that you can focus on developing and growing your business.

    $35.00 /hr
    277 hours
    4.69
  10. Justin S.

    Justin S.

    Accountant 20+ years

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 14

    Extremely reliable and efficient worker. Qualified UK accountant with a thorough understanding of financial and management accounting gained over the past twenty years. I am a responsible and capable individual who has demonstrated professionalism and enthusiasm in all previous roles - confident and an established communicator. Looking for freelance/WAH projects. Proficient in Sage, Quickbooks, Xero, Clearbooks, Quickfile, Excel and Dropbox. Specialise also in offering company incorporation services, dissolutions, nominee director and bank signatory opportunities. Proficient in migrating / transferring between accounts software - just ask.

    $111.11 /hr
    597 hours
    4.90