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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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  1. Iram S.

    $7.00 /hr
    1,736 hours
  2. Janette C.

    Accountant | Bookkeeper | Backlinks | Article Writer/Spinner/Submitter

    Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Has 12 years solid finance and accounting experience in setting up accounting system, providing feasibility studies, strategic management and financial advice for start-up, and small/medium businesses. Well versed with MS Office applications such as Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

    $5.00 /hr
    1,309 hours
  3. Tet Dayrit

    Tet Dayrit

    Expert Financial Bookkeeper

    Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am Experienced Accountant with almost 19 years of working experienced which expose to Financing and General Accounting As accountant I plays a very important role in a business witch can make a really big difference in the growth of your business.I am confident that I will be an ASSET to your company. I can work in an array of environments. This includes government, non-profit, manufacturing, banking and education. Professional have the responsibility of overseeing and managing financial records. I am Head Accountant on my previous employer I handle the preparation of Financial Income Statements, Balance Sheet, Bank Reconciliation, Other Accounting Subsidiary Ledgers. Analyzed financial transactions; decide how to properly record them in financial accounts; Apply generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, when preparing financial statements and reports. I do tax preparation and prepare management accounting reports and analyzed financial records and determine the best treatment for various revenues and expenses. Financial information to make financial decisions and lead accurate tax filings for my clients. My Skills and qualities that I Have are: • Must know the Basics: I have the broad knowledge of the basics of accountancy with sharp, decent, confident and well managed. • Multi -Tasking abilities: I am flexible to do multiple tasks simultaneously without losing the focus. • Honesty: Above all, honest for my work and for my company I handle and to be handle. • Knowledge Seeker: Great learner and willing to grab knowledge. Also have knowledge of the latest news in the industry. • Flexible and Accommodating: As accountant must be able to manage myself according to situations and always ready to learn from all kinds of experiences. • High Focus: I have good concentrating skills and stay focused on my work even after distractions. • Trained and Experienced: I am well trained and familiar with the ups and downs of the finance world. • Time Management Skills: Time management is also very important in professional world I complete my task in the given time or even before deadline. Experience is key to achieving better, higher paying jobs in the future. ... and stay in public or private accounting i the 5 years or more. My career goal is to take up new challenges each time to revive myself and add value to the company. To served my clients the best accounting result or input I can give them to guide in making financial decision. I can provide full time hour for my clients. 40 to 60 hours a week from Monday to Friday if it is needed. I will provide you financial information in a timely and accurate manner . Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. Face an ethical dilemma is the phenomenon of "weakness of will" I use my power of reason that I believe to correct decision. Because of my ability to deal with an ethical dilemma that I requires to overcome. As an Accountant , I suggest to my clients to cut-off expenses that are unnecessary and prepare guide budgeting analysis to increase revenue.As analysts, I can perform certain types of analysis using financial data that is used to assist in making business decisions. From deciding which kinds of supplies to order, payment of bills to payroll, etc. Advising on business operations can include issues, such as revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenue expectations. I can also analyzes financial data to resolve certain discrepancies and irregularities that may arise. Recommendations may also involve developing efficient resources and procedures, while providing strategic recommendations for specific financial problems or situations. I have the automobile experience, state-of-the art technology, and flexibility to accommodate the needs of my clients. I provide quick and accurate data entry services for any business that needs data to be extracted from any source. I undertake data entry projects of any volume. less

    $5.00 /hr
    11 hours
  4. Alyana Fruelda

    Alyana Fruelda


    Philippines - Tests: 3

    A Certified Public Accountant with more than 4 years experience in Public Accounting which covers QuickBooks, SAP, Taxation, Payroll, Bookkeeping, Management Accounting, Finance, Budgeting, General Accounting and Audit - Bachelor of Accountancy graduate -Certified Public Accountant Board Exam Passer -worked as accountant of several companies like IT Companies, Foundations, Manufacturing companies and Service oriented entities. -has experience with non profit organizations -knowledgeable with Amazon, Shopify, and Paypal reconciliations -accomplished a year end tax audit of one of the biggest manufacturing company in the Philippines -QuickBooks specialist

    $5.56 /hr
    336 hours
  5. Denise Walsh

    Denise Walsh

    Corporate Accountant

    United States - Tests: 1

    7+ years experience in corporate and tax accounting for small businesses. I'm great at organizing finances and creating systems to keep them that way! Lots of experience with payroll, payroll tax reports, Quickbooks, bank reconciliations, bookkeeping, excel, and merger and acquisitions. I believe in lots of communication to get the job done right--and fast. Contact me today and let's get started!

    $15.00 /hr
    53 hours
  6. Josephine C.

    Josephine C.

    Experienced Bookkeeper with Management Accounting skills.


    Have founded, owned & operated 3 x SME (Small to Medium Enterprises) in the last 20 years in printing, office automation and childcare industries: all successful businesses. A competent bookkeeper with advanced skills, I am able to prepare accounts, report on performance, provide management with accurate financial information and prepare for end of financial year reporting, including accruals, for Company accountant. Confident to tidy up existing accounts or set-up for a new company. Confident with NZ and Australian practices. Confident with Xero. I am currently working for an Australian company based in Sydney, have tidied up their previous year's records and continue to keep their bookkeeping up-to-date on a weekly basis since March 2014.

    $33.33 /hr
    351 hours
  7. Tasha Preisner

    Tasha Preisner

    Tax Preparer a Bookkeeper

    United States - Tests: 1

    I am a freelance bookkeeper, Quickbooks expert, and tax preparer with nearly a decade of experience. I started my own practice in February of 2012 to help small businesses by giving them access to professional skills without having to hire a full time bookkeeper. Don't spend your valuable time doing your bookkeeping. Spend your time doing what you do best, and let me help you by doing what I do best. Check out my website at Service Description I can set up your bookkeeping system and teach you how to use it. I can be your full charge bookkeeper. I can fix your Quickbooks glitches. I can prepare your taxes. I can do your payroll. I am excellent with: Quickbooks Pro, Nonprofit, Online, Enterprise, and many others.

    $33.33 /hr
    18 hours
  8. Bijoy K V

    Bijoy K V

    Bookkeeping work in Quick Books, Netsuite, MYOB, etc

    India - Tests: 1

    • A dynamic professional with 14 years of experience in Finance and Accounts, Bookkeeping, Auditing & Reporting. • General ledger maintenance, Invoice processing, AP & AR, US Payroll, Inventory management and Bank Reconciliation. • Experienced in Auditing and preparation of financial reports. • Participate in efforts to efficiently control Company’s expenses. • An effective communicator with proven abilities in leading teams during the project phase, training & guiding team members and enabling knowledge sharing among the team.

    $7.78 /hr
    24 hours
  9. Adam Baker

    Adam Baker

    Adam Baker, CPA

    United States - Tests: 2

    My name is Adam Baker and I am a CPA and Accounting Instructor at a community and technical college in the United States. I have 5 years of industry experience (including non-profit/governmental auditing and as a staff accountant), as well as 5 years of teaching experience. I currently teach both online and on campus classes in such areas as Quickbooks, Payroll, Bookkeeping, Individual Income Tax, Business Tax, Business Math/Calculators, Fund/Nonprofit Accounting. I am also the bookkeeper for a local church in my town, and a small glass business. I am hardworking, trustworthy and easy to get along with!

    $33.33 /hr
    134 hours
  10. Thomas S.

    Thomas S.

    Quickbooks ProAdvisor, Quickbooks 2014/2015, & Quickbooks Onlince

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    My name is Thomas Sarlitto, I am currently working as a freelancer/contractor in the field of Accounting and Bookkeeping. I have worked in the accounting and financial field for 36 years and currently a Quickbooks ProAdvisor. I specialize in Quickbooks for small business and personal bookkeeping and accounting. My certifications include Quickbooks Online, Desktop Pro 2014, and Desktop Pro 2015. I am proficient in; Quickbooks Desktop and Quickbooks Online Setup Accounts Payables and Receivables Invoicing Creation of Financial Reports Monthly Bank and Credit Card Reconciliation Fiscal Budgeting Microsoft Office Adobe PDF Dropbox Paypal Ebay I also offer Quickbooks Support and Quickbooks Software Training. Communications with clients using Skype, Goto Meeting, Email and Telephone.

    $16.67 /hr
    89 hours