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  1. Carol K.

    Carol K.

    Accountant-Lawyer, Business Consultant

    United Arab Emirates

    A CPA-Lawyer with over 18 years of experience in accounting and law in the Philippines and in the UAE. Work areas include business consultancy and accounting and finance academic instruction, financial controllership, bookkeeping and audit. Legal exposure includes capital markets, regulatory compliance, contracts and corporate setups, legal research and advisory services. Education in accounting, finance, and law from the Philippines and the USA.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. 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.

    $15.00 /hr
    150 hours
  3. Nick P

    Nick P

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    941 hours
  4. Ustimenko Viacheslav

    Ustimenko Viacheslav

    IT Lawyer, CEO at Lawboot Lawyers & Consultants, Business Developer

    Ukraine - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

    I'm a lawyer, entrepreneur and mathematician at the same time! It helps me to provide legal services of the highest quality. For now, I'm CEO at LAWBOOT Lawyers & Consultants. I can offer an extensive range of corporate law, consulting and fiduciary services for IT companies which just plan or already operating in Ukraine, EU, US, UK, Asia and other jurisdictions (including offshores and CIS countries). In-house LAWBOOT team and external associates, which includes lawyers, business advisors, tax planning experts, auditors, bankers will provide you with first-class personal service. WHO IS MY CLIENT? - Companies which provide IT outsourcing services (web development, app development, game development, web-design development, SEO services, software localization, software testing & quality assurance, web hosting services etc.) - Payment service providers, internet acquiring service providers - SaaS (software as a service) owners - Startups & Startuppers - Owners of Opera, Mozilla and Google extensions, applications or add-ons - CPA, PPC, CPC, PPI companies & networks - Bitcoin enthusiasts - Online gambling services - Toolbar developers - Freelancers - E-commerce platforms - Web-site owners and other IT specialists

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Marshall F.

    Specialized in the US Mortgage/Title Industry and Real Estate Search


    Specialized in the US Mortgage/Title Industry and Real Estate Search Working as a part of Title Examination Team to ensure that the Title to the Real Estate Property is free from any kind of defects and there is no liens or encumbrances on the title. Title Examination is a close examination of all public records that affect the title to the real estate property. The search involves reviewing past deeds, wills and trusts to make sure that the title has passed correctly to each new owner. The examiner tries to verify that all prior mortgages, judgments, and other liens have been paid in full. A Title Researcher, profile includes checking of various legal documents (Deed’s, Deed of Trust, Tax Sheet, Judgments (if any), Notice of Federal Tax lien, Notice of State Tax Lien, Financing Statement, Bankruptcy (if any) etc. Experienced in preparing below reports: 1. Title Search / Abstracting (Full Search, Limited Search, Two Owner Search, and 30 Year Search) 2. Owner and Encumbrance Reports 3. Legal and Vesting Report 4. Title Examination 5. Title Commitment Preparation 6. Prelim Title Report 7. HUD statement Preparation for Conventional, VA and FHA Loans 8. Closing Package Review 9. Payoffs and Tax Searches 10. QC Audit of Closing Package 11. Pre Closing Review 12. Post Closing Review

    $5.56 /hr
    130 hours
  6. Rohan K

    Rohan K

    Expert Financial and Business Research/Consulting

    India - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    Offering ~ 6 years of experience in Business/Financial Analysis/Client Management/Research & Consulting. Pursued MBA in Marketing & Finance and B.Tech. in Computer Science . Worked for Clients across geographies with focus on U.S.,India, Middle East, and Europe. A keen communicator with dynamic relationship building, analytical and problem solving abilities. Employed with a major consulting firm (BIG 4). Skype: jobur4sure Work Experience Deloitte Financial Advisory Services U.S. India Pvt. Ltd. Industry: Consulting Services Profile Brief: • Managed and executed strategy and due diligence projects – such as market sizing, market entry, target screening and identification, competitor benchmarking, M&A strategy, due diligence and business/financial analysis. Client/account management across the project’s life cycle – sales, scoping, delivery, and closure. Key Projects: • Helped Deloitte Public sector leadership to publish white paper/eminence piece on “Unsolicited bids in Public and Private sector – Road Ahead” - Liaison with 11 partners/principals/directors across various Deloitte member firms (Australia, U.S., Italy, South Africa, etc.) to gather regional information and managed a team of 2 practitioners - Acted as the primary contact for all the stakeholder communication including partners of various member firms and other team of Deloitte (Editorial, Communication, Design, Risk, etc.) • Supported Deloitte FAS Strategy team in devising 2020 vision through in-depth industry and competition study of the Financial Advisory industry, with focus on Corporate Finance, Restructuring, Valuation, Forensics and Analytics - Estimating and forecasting the market size, analyzing the trends, outlook and new market offerings along with potential disruptive forces in the market - Involved in the 2020 strategy and vision discussion with the Deloitte leadership • Helped partners in transaction advisory team in German Member Firm in their market/business development efforts through “Deal Tracker” •Helped M&A strategy team of one telecommunication major in Germany in devising their 2020 M&A strategy -Mapped the methodology of screening of technologies/companies/startups in line with the client’s future vision -Assessed current capabilities of the client, emerging trends, potential areas of growth & competition’s future strategy -Managed a team of 2 professionals along with active communication to all involved parties Aranca India Pvt. Ltd. Industry: Consulting Services Department: Business Research Services Profile Brief: Conducted research for preparing reports comprising of market trends, company profiles, feasibility / financial reports, ad-hoc research, PoVs, Benchmark studies. Ensured client-ready deliverables to provide support for strategy planning and formulation Key Projects: • Best practice mapping of strategies adopted by leading players in U.S. insurance sector across online, mobile and social media platforms for a U.S. based insurance company. Identifying the online, mobile and social media strategies of competitors and mapping them against 40 parameters to identify the gap between client’s & their competitor’s strategy. The result of the exercise was to fine tune client’s current digital/social media positioning & marketing strategy • Identify the Remittance (outward & inward) market overview, trends and drivers in seven countries of MENA region for a Bahrain based financial company • Market characteristics and consumer preference study on car rental market in India for a major car rental player. Study included FGDs, DIs and online survey tools to capture the industry scenario and consumer perception Key Skills • Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio, Project) • Elementary Financial Modelling • Industry alignment with Technology/Media/Telecommunications and FSI • Primary and Secondary research • Qualitative and Quantitative research on databases such as Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Thomson Research OneSource, Dialog, Factiva, Kennedy, Gartner, Forrester, Thomson Innovation, Lexis Nexis, Hoovers, and Profound Internships Project Brief: Objective was to study Brand Management strategies of selected Hair oil brands in Indian Market that have been successful in retaining their market shares and achieving sustained growth in specific product categories. Developed models relating to their customer based Brand Equity and Brand Value. Maintained Data, Ran Factor, Cluster, Discriminant and Quadrant analysis to recommend best practices to a FMCG major in India. IDC India Ltd Project Title: A3 Laser Printer Market in India Project Brief: A3 Laser Printer market assessment in India for a global technology major. Conducted Depth Interviews of 17 SMEs/Industry executives, Drafted Discussion Guides, gave interim & final presentation to the client along with the team. Got “Pat on the Back” from the Marketing head of the client (Famous Smartphone company) post presentation.

    $8.00 /hr
    21 hours
  7. 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.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
  8. Daniel Rosenbaum

    Daniel Rosenbaum

    Attorney at Law

    United States - Tests: 3

    Member of the Illinois Bar and graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law and DePaul University (B.A.) I have extensive experience in corporate law, securities and consumer law. I have filed Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Operating Procedures, Securities, UCC documents, and tax preparation. Additionally, I have experience as a litigator in both the Family Court setting and the Criminal Court settings. I have a keen eye for detail, exceptional writing skills and can organize just about anything.

    $50.00 /hr
    70 hours
  9. Isaiah G.

    Isaiah G.

    Experienced Accountant CPA (K),Bsc BA,MBA.

    Kenya - Tests: 25 - Portfolio: 13

    Hello, I am an experienced Accountant and a Business development consultant with vast accounting and finance background.Clients who have enjoyed my services on oDesk describe me as a hardworking and reliable contractor. Over the last ten years,I have worked in various organizations in different capacities and gained a lot of knowledge in office management.I have developed a range of skills that make me outstanding in my work.These include: time management;ability to work in a team across all cultures;good communication and excellent computer knowledge. I specialize on the following areas on oDesk: * Income statement preparation from Incomplete records. * Bank reconciliations * Accounts receivables and payable management. * Payroll and payment processing * Full bookkeeping services using Intuit Quick-books,Wave and Xero. * Academic and Web research * Data entry and analysis using Microsoft excel spreadsheets and SPSS I am easy to work with and flexible contractor who is looking for a long term, mutually beneficial working partnership. Regards Isaiah G.

    $10.00 /hr
    3,752 hours
  10. Timothy Wake

    Timothy Wake

    Legal Consultant / Barrister (unregistered)

    United Kingdom - Tests: 1

    I am a lawyer working for a law firm in Brighton and specialise in Commercial, Contract, Landlord and Tenant, Employment, Aviation, Family, IP and Criminal Law. Expert in contract and agreements, intellectual property and company / business law litigation, employment and international law. I can also represent clients in the Employment Tribunal. Business start-ups, business advice and legal documents examined, amended or drawn up. I also regularly practice in giving general advice in all common law fields including Crime, Family Law, Employment and Personal Injury. My work is of the highest calibre and very efficient. I am available for a conference via Skype or to be instructed by email.

    $55.00 /hr
    11 hours