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  1. Milena T.

    Milena T.

    Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Obtain contract work in the field of finance utilizing my resources in the areas of economic and financial research, corporate financial management, and investment portfolio management. I hold a Master's Degree in Finance from Walsh College as well as 8 years professional experience in the field. I also have over 15 years experience as a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. I specialize in the following types of reads: teen through middle-aged female, British accent, retail/announcer, real person, corporate/technical, narration/storytelling and e-learning reads. You will receive a high quality mp3 or .wav file within 24 hours or less of notification of hire and mutually approved script. If you are not 100% satisfied with my work, I expect NO payment. I am a professional and I pride myself on getting your job done right and I have many satisfied clients. More about my experience: I am the owner and director of The Voice Works Studio, LLC since 2002 where I provide voice overs, and teach performing artists vocal technique and business skills. I have my own professional recording equipment with excellent sound quality and can provide clear audio vocals with fast turnaround time. Some of my recent clients include: GoodbyeCrutches www.goodbyecrutches.com Arch-Tech Virtual http://archvirtual.com/ Tipodean Technologies http://www.tipodean.com/ Michael Sheldon Reed Design http://www.msreeddesign.com/about-me/ Hawaii Web Studio http://www.hawaiiwebdesignstudio.com/ ...and many more!

    $55.56 /hr
    12 hours
    4.93
  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. Kharen Arpilleda

    Kharen Arpilleda

    Virtual Assitant /email response handling/ Data Entry/ Data Analysis

    Philippines - Tests: 2

    I'm hard working, good listener, open-minded, fast learner and willing to work long hours and I'm willing to adjust my time to meet whatever time difference between me and my employer. I am a good communicator and I always plan ahead and make sure to keep my work fast, clear and organized. I have a strong networking skills and the ability to foster and build relationships, I am dedicated to succeed centered on building trusted relationships, strong work ethic, persistence, and a desire to reach my full potential but despite of this I am still very much willing to learn new ideas in different ways. Proficient with Microsoft documents (words,excel, powerpoint ) Internet marketing, Online media marketing, Sales, Virtual assistant, Administrative support, article writing, blogger. Advanced knowledge with calendar management, Google docs. An active user of different social media sites Facebook, Instagram, linkedIn, craighslist, mailchimp, dropbox etc.. I can be reach through wechat, viber, whatsapp, chaton and skype.

    $4.50 /hr
    758 hours
    3.20
  4. Daisy M.

    Daisy M.

    Communication and Business Specialist

    Thailand

    A career oriented individual who is keen to working in a new corporate environment and able to lead and train future business successors. To be able to travel around the world virtually to aid other citizens of the world realize their respective professional commitments and goals of personal fulfillment. To help organizations realize their sustainable profits and improve their business systems. Was a loyal employee of a European group of companies . Held various positions during the span of career life. Working life started on a middle management level until assigned to an expatriate work in different countries. Likewise, assisted to set up companies and facilities in other countries namely, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Thailand. Likewise assigned to Operations in Latin America like Venezuela and Columbia to help in process improvement. The travel around the world in 4 continents have helped in understanding people and the intricacies of human culture As a career oriented individual, with a strong objective to work for new corporate environment and move to new frontiers. Matured experience is a given but not necessarily a hindrance to creating new ideas in diverse environments to suit the ever changing world that continuously evolve. Handled general and operational management of a manufacturing facility for premium outdoor living products supplying hospitality industry Worked for a Non-Government Organization as Program Advisor responsible to review renewable energy project proposals from different countries in the Mekong region for Nordic Foreign funding/grant. Employed as Marketing Manager for a Travel and Lifestyle Magazine with circulation in Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. Lead cost savings projects, process improvements and income-generating initiatives. Special project manager for an island development.

    $11.11 /hr
    123 hours
    0.00
  5. 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
  6. 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
    129 hours
    5.00
  7. 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
    665 hours
    4.92
  8. Carie Halford

    Carie Halford

    Accounting/Billing/Administrative Specialist

    United States - Tests: 3

    I have 17+ years experience in accounting and administrative management. I have extensive experience in bookkeeping, healthcare billing, payroll, human resources, data entry, accounts payable, and various other administrative/clerical duties. I am proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, and Quick Books. I can type 70+ WPM with accuracy. I also have experience with copy editing and creative writing so I'm interested in writing projects as well as administrative tasks. Whatever project I work, large or small, I give 100% of my full effort. I am very thorough and I double-check all work before I turn in a finished product. I'm dependable, hard-working, have a strong eye for detail, and am able to accomplish projects in a timely manner. I hope that my professional experience and skills can help your business accomplish it's goals.

    $17.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Harry Carver

    Harry Carver

    Experienced Freelance Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    My objective is to provide a superior work product, on time, while exceeding client expectations for quality, originality and value. I am a motivated writer, re-writer, copywriter and proofreader, located in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. I am an American by birth and a native English speaker. My background is in management, primarily financial services. I have served in the following capacities: Manager for Fidelity, Vice President of a large regional bank, President of a financial services company and Manager of Administrative Services and Support for Aon Corporation. I've had a great deal of writing experience, both in the course of my career and as a freelance writer for the past 4 years. I bid on jobs that I believe I am competent to undertake. In short, if I bid for a job, it is because I am confident I can complete the task in an exemplary manner.

    $22.22 /hr
    136 hours
    4.92