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Joseph Peterson

Joseph Peterson

Guaranteed results at a fair price

Canada - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

"Joe wowed our team with his work on our project! His ability to understand our needs and translate them into a great working Excel file is super." - Manager of Administrative Services, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital, Toronto, Canada For 20+ years I have built custom Excel worksheets and Access databases for organizations. Also, I am a professional accountant (CPA, CGA) and provide bookkeeping and financial consulting services for companies. I guarantee high-quality work that is always completed on time...and at a fair price. If you need help with computer applications I'm qualified having trained over 50,000 people in improving their computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, Project, Adobe...) If you need a special Excel file built - I have built over 70 special Excel files for companies across North America. Some of the Excel work includes foreign exchange calculations, tax calculations, easy to fill-in forms for gathering customer information. All my Excel files are user-friendly - complete with dropdown lists, check-boxes, etc. If you need database work - I have created 50+ databases for organizations including Mohawk College, Mister Transmission, Mt Sinai Hospital, & Trillium Health. If your company requires a skilled bookkeeper - I have been a professional accountant for over 35 years! I listen to what people need and then build the tools they need to meet their needs.

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
4 hours

Liza K.

Liza K.

Data Entry/IT/System Administrator

Turkey - Tests: 6

Since I was graduated in the year 2001 as Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, I have wide knowledge of computer technology. I am very creative, fast learner and devoted thoroughly the IT world to be able to accomplish my tasks and utilize my proficiency in technical and management skills of software development. Based on my experiences from the past 10 years, I have much developed my skills. I believe that my abilities will guarantee a successful job.I would like to implement my innovative ideas, wide experience, skills and creativity to accomplish my goals.

$5.56 /hr
626 hours

Karan S.

Karan S.

World-Class Communicator & Back-Office Supporter

India - Portfolio: 1

Born and raised in Miami, FL. Graduated summa cum laude form the great University of Queensland, Australia. I have lived and worked all-over the places form America to New Zealand. I am a world-class communicator and an well-experienced back-office supporter. I have sound experience over wide range of fields starting form technical support to administrative support. In addition, I have worked with innumerable international clients form all over the globe.

88% Job Success
$6.00 /hr
176 hours

Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Customer Support Expert, QuickBooks Specialist, Java Programmer

Philippines - Tests: 3

After graduating in 2006, I have worked in the BPO industry providing technical support to hardware, networking, and accounting software clients in the United States. I have direct contact with customers of our clients helping them solve issues ranging from simple computer operation to complex accounting software resolution. I am available to work every 10 am - 7 pm PST.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
8,608 hours

Jan D.

Jan D.

Full Charge Bookkeeper

United States - Tests: 6

More than 20 years experience in the Bookkeeping/Accounting field as a Full Charge Bookkeeper and Small Business Consultant. Flexible, adaptable and a quick thinker, I take pride in the ability to adapt bookkeeping processes to best meet the client's needs while maintaining best accounting practices, controls and efficiency. From Data Entry to Corporate Tax preparation, I apply the same commitment to excellence. I am looking to build new business relationships, utilizing my diverse skill set to provide outstanding Bookkeeping/Accounting/Consulting to help you streamline your processes and maintain a clear financial picture while you focus on running and growing your business.

100% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
776 hours

Jennifer Hofmann

Jennifer Hofmann

Native German-English-German Translator

United States - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

My name is Jennifer Hofmann, I am a highly skilled translator for German-English and English-German. I also have experience translating French-English. As a native German with professional experience in the areas of administration, finance and tourism, as well as daily use of both languages and regular visits to Germany, I have both the knowledge of the language and insight in the culture. I continuously further my education not only in the linguistic area but also in areas such as software development and financial topics to be able to provide a broad spectrum of high quality translations. I have always been interested in foreign languages and have made those my priority in my studies. When I had the opportunity to move to the United States in 2004, I didn't hesitate, and have not regretted it since. I was able to work in different areas of the tourism industry and also in administration and accounting since moving to the USA before starting my own translation business. I very much enjoy my work, as languages always have been and still are my passion. I thrive to excel with everything I do and would be happy to assist you with all your translation needs. I am very experienced working with MS Office, as well as some website editors and translation software. For references, please contact me.

Groups: oTranslators

100% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
635 hours

Julie B.

Julie B.


Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

Seeking a position where my existing skills in the areas of administration and customer service can be utilized by a progressive and innovative company. I am proficient with Data-Entry, Data-Encoding, Fast-Typing, MS Excel, Word, Web-research, Data collection and research, Bookkeeping, Administrative Assistant, Order-processing, Customer Chat and Email Support, English-Filipino Translator/Transcription and Basic English Teaching. I'm professional, organized and always efficient to meet deadlines.

100% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
2,982 hours

Lilla L.

Lilla L.

Administrative Support, Translation and Bookkeeping

Hungary - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

I have been an oDesk-er for the last 3 years, mostly working on projects related to data-entry, web research, and other administrative tasks and some bookkeeping as well. I also have some experience in English to Hungarian translation. I am a really imaginative and creative person with keen eyes for details. My best features are that I am hardworking and I always aspire to the maximum. If you want to hire a reliable person then I am the best choice for you:) • Data entry • Document conversion • Web research • Customer service • Translation and Proofreading: English-Hungarian • Voice-over: Hungarian • Creative Writing - Articles, Blog posts, newsletters, website content: Hungarian • Social Media Management: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest...etc. • Bookkeeping/Accounting: bank reconciliations, invoicing etc. - using Xero Accounting Software • Managing inventory, creating blog posts, product pages etc. - using Shopify • Microsoft Office: - Word - Excel - Power Point • Adobe Photoshop • Xero Accounting • Shopify • Wordpress • Campaign Monitor • Sprout Social • Hootsuite

98% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
2,665 hours

Saleem Khan

Saleem Khan

Highly Qualified Online Administrative Manager

Pakistan - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I am a former employee of USAID/American Embassy, Islamabad, with 22 years of experience in the field of Finance. Earned several awards and cash prizes for excellent performance.  Franklin Award for high level of performance of official duties, American Embassy, Islamabad  Meritorious Honour Award, American Consulate Gen, Karachi  Superior Performance Cash Award, American Embassy, Islamabad  On the spot cash award, USAID, Islamabad, Pakistan  Various appreciation letters from High level management of the mission.

$8.06 /hr
1,246 hours

Chris Yuen

Chris Yuen

MS Excel Consultant

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

Microsoft Excel expert specializing in Excel macros, custom spreadsheets, and Excel formulas. I write macros with Visual Basic for clients who want to automate multiple step tasks into one click of a button. Some macros I've written have helped clients to: - process large amounts of data and quickly generate reports and graphs - quickly clean up data in cells (add leading zeros, delete the end of http link text) - automatically process and populate data in a database I also develop custom spreadsheets which make data input more user-friendly by making use of such features as Excel's input user forms, buttons, and drop-down boxes. If there is a formula you are trying to create and can't figure out how to write it, look no further! With my background in computer science, I use programming logic to help you build the custom IF, VLOOKUP, and complex formulas you need for your calculations.

93% Job Success
$55.56 /hr
157 hours