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Maria N.

Maria N.

VA - Data Entry - Excel - Word - Web Research - Transcription. 80+WPM.

Canada - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 15

Administrative support professional offering versatile office management skills! Provide quality service to those seeking professional assistance in the least amount of time; interpersonal/communication skills to deliver efficient service and quality outputs promptly to clients. I take great pride in a job well done! Proficient 15+ years of: Transcription Specialist! Data Entry! Web & Market Research/Analysis! Lead Generations! Data Conversions! Word Processing! Proofreader & Editor! Active Listener! Social Media Manager & Marketing! WordPress! Email Handling & Marketing! Some SEO! Project Management! MS Office programs-Excel, Word and PowerPoint! Maintain strong work ethics and am dedicated in exceeding expectations of my employer. I am always seeking new opportunities for a challenging and rewarding position to continue to grow as an independent contractor. Looking to expand my existing base of repeat customers. Your search for a reliable and efficient assistant is OVER! Contact me today for all the details on how to make your administrative dreams come true:)

90% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
555 hours

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.

88% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
376 hours

Mubasher J.

Mubasher J.

Excel/VBA Wizard, Business/ Financial Dashboards and templates expert

Pakistan - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 7

I have over 12 yeas of experience in using Microsoft Excel and VBA. I have designed several Business and Financial Dashboards, Templates, Calculators and various tools to help businesses in their planning. My Skill sets are: 1- Microsoft Excel / VBA 2- Dashboards and templates 3- Financial statement analysis 4- Number Crunching 5- Business growth calculators 6- Interpretation of extremely complex data 7- Link Excel with Access, Outlook, Powerpoint and Word using VBA. Some Examples of my work over Upwork. 1- I have extensive experience of linking Excel with other applications using my VBA skills. I can link Excel and Access, Excel and Powerpoint, Excel and Word, Excel and Outlook, Excel and MySQL. I have worked on several projects where I have linked multiple Microsoft Office applications with Excel. For example I have used Excel VBA to import data from MySQL(and Access) into a Dashboard, built in Excel, and then linked it with Outlook to send email, with a pdf attachment of the report. 2- I have created an Excel based accounting software, specific to client's needs, where Access was used as database. 3- I have used Excel with Powerpoint where, using VBA, data was processed in Excel and then automatically presented, with the help of charts and tables, in Powerpoint. I enjoy working on complex tasks involving Excel, finance, business and numbers.

99% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
7,974 hours

Cheryl F.

Cheryl F.

~ Webgeek Extraordinaire ~ Everything Online: Backend To Frontend ~

Philippines - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 17

***TOP RATED Upwork Contractor! ***Upwork Verified: Fluent in written and spoken English ***Upwork Verified Identity and Phone Number ::: TopNotch Professional Writer (see samples in portfolio) ::: Excellent Executive, Management and People Skills ::: Human Resources and Recruitment Pro ::: Website Management Wiz ::: Accounting, Invoicing and Financial Analysis ::: Write/Ghostwrite, edit, proofread, format Kindle-ready eBooks ::: Master at creating Keynote presentations (Mac software) ::: Expert at using Pages (Mac software) for document processing ::: Proficient in the Best Spinner Software ::: Call Center Process Executive ::: Sales and Customer Service Executive ::: Certified International Teacher: English as a Second Language (ESL) ::: Six (6) Years of Online Management and Admin Assistance experience ::: Four (4) Years of Teaching Experience, English Grammar and Speech ::: Twelve (12) Years of Office and Executive Management ::: Fourteen (14) years of Youth Guidance and Leadership Experience ::: Teaching and Training for Social Development ::: Preparation and Writing of newsletters and bulletins ::: Article and Speech Writing on Various Topics ::: Email Management and Correspondence Pro ::: Research, Analysis and Evaluation ::: International Inbound and Outbound Calling ::: Adept with both Mac and Windows Operating Systems

94% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
3,338 hours

Nadine L.

Nadine L.

Accountant, Bookkeeper, Translator, VA, Social Media Content, Blogger

Canada - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

:::::::::::::::: Bookkeeper, Accounting Experience :::::::::::::::: All type of Accounting: Payment Processing, Bookkeeping, reconciliation of general ledger/bank accounts/credit cards. Quickbooks, Sage 50, Simply accounting, SAP, ERP. 20 years of experience. :::::::::::::::: VA, Social Media, Blogger, Experience :::::::::::::::: Administrative Support and tasks, Virtual Assistant, Web Research, Website Content, Social Media Content, Blog Writing, SMM - Social Media Marketing (*), Facebook PPC and advertising, Facebook Marketing, Twitter Marketing, Pinterest Marketing, SEO - Search Engine Optimization, Internet Marketing. (*) I have scored 94% on oDesk Social Media Marketing test. I literally love working with web content, internet marketing, website ranking and SMM. Experience: ~ Virtual Assistant: over 5 years of experience ~ Facebook PPC, Bing Ads PPC ~ Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, G+ ~ SMM, SEO, Web content ~ Blogger with SEO strategies :::::::::::::::: Translation :::::::::::::::: **Personalized tone/style, quality work, accuracy, professionalism, reliable and hardworking person, I guarantee 100% human translation** For me, translating is a very rich activity which allows me to learn a great deal about all sorts of matters and topics. This is what drives me and makes me want to translate more every time. It is very stimulating and it nurtures my creativity. Experience (EN to FR, FR to EN): ~ Website pages (special rate)*, Web application, PC games, online games ~ Product descriptions*, product articles, packaging, instructions ~ Texts, reports, e-mails (administrative, financial, astrological, casual...) ~ I have been doing translations since 2006, on an on-demand basis. *Rate per hour for website/products translation when done live on Magento platforms (and the likes). $27/h plus oDesk fees. This sort of medium is not optimal for translation, is tedious and therefore more expensive.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
674 hours



Certified Public Accountant, Data Entry, Web Research

Philippines - Tests: 8

I am a professional accountant that is looking for a long-term part-time or full time job commitment with less voice calls and more output. Registered Certified Public Accountant since 2005. Has extensive work experience in different fields of accounting and office administration. Strong work ethics, morally conscious, honest worker. Eager to accept new challenges and learn new lessons on the filed of general accounting practice.


$7.00 /hr
74 hours

Hannadia B.

Hannadia B.

Executive Virtual Assistant and Acounting Staff

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

Career Objectives: To provide quality administrative support accounting services to various clients by maximizing my skills and enforcing my potentials. I'm a well rounded virtual assistant and provides great services to my clients. My skills are the following: *Administrative tasks *VA skills like email handling, appointment setting, organization, research and etc *Advance knowledge in Google docs/MS Office Application *Wordpress Management (Blog posting, link building and web 2.0) *Graphics Design *Data Entry *Web Research *Email Marketing *Online Ticketing *Custom Fan Pages *Accounting *Social Media Management and Database Management(Zoho CRM, SAP) and many more *Honest, flexible and can work with minimal supervision

96% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
4,959 hours

Avinash Rai

Avinash Rai

Experienced Personal Assistant & Certified Accountant

India - Tests: 4

I started my career as an Accountant with Raj Computers (A multi-channel computer Sales & Service business) looking after their day to day transactions. I also used to facilitate new orders and co-ordination between clients and our tech support executives. During this job, I had serviced a lot of clients and their appreciation for my work has gained me confidence and enhanced my skills a lot. After moving to Bravura Graphics Pvt Ltd (website and mobile application development firm), I was appointed as a Accounts Manager (Finance & Accounts) for Billing/Invoicing, Data Entry, Reports, P/L Statements, Project Management etc . We had been dealing with a lot of US & Canadian clients for their requirements in regards to Accounting services, website designing and development, content writing and SEO related work along with handling a team of 12-15 members.  I have also rendered my services to clients across the world, and exceeding expectations of varying levels, making sure that I address their demands and satisfy their need of great service that they can count on.I handled group of people in their activities, responses, and customer service skills. I am a CWA intern (Know more about CWA : , ) with a wide experience of 5+ years. Recently I worked with a few MNC clients  focusing on core finance and reporting phase. Following are my main area of expertise. Area of expertise : Microsoft office Suite: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Access VoIP : Skype video call/conferencing, X-lite, Bria etc Online File Sharing/ Screen Sharing Software: LogMeIn, Ammyy, Files Storge tools : Dropbox and Google drive Online Other tools : Google docs, Skype, Google calender, Zoho meeting CRM : Zoho CRM and Zoho projects Accounting Softwares: Tally ERP 9.0i, QuickBooks, Sage Accounting, Xero Accounting (I am competent to work on any sort of accounting software used globally), Zoho CRM. Accounting Parameters worked on : GAAP - India/US, Taxation & Auditing law and policies and procedures along with the latest policy implementation used in INDIA. Presentation Tools : Microsoft PowerPoint), Prezi (Intermediate Skills) Other Professional Services include :  Email Handling Customer Servicing Email Campaign Web Research IT Technical Support Social Media Marketing/ Promotion Project Manager Help Desk Support Manager Extensive Admin Skills Data Entry This work profile introduced me to a new world of technology and I really enjoyed working with most of my clients. Looking forward to be a part of your esteemed organization. Elance Id : Guru Id : All the best !!!

$11.11 /hr
206 hours

Marina M.

Marina M.

Experienced Virtual Assistant &Customer Service

Serbia - Portfolio: 2

Having been in business for more than 10 years,I collected vast experience providing Customer Service and Administrative Support within finance and retail organizations.At present, I am working from home in a capacity of Virtual Assistant. I am an active Zoho CRM,oLARK and FreshDesk user handling Ticket&Chat issues;dealing with customers enquiries by telephone and email.As a customer service representative I always make sure that a problem is brought to a satisfactory conclusion in a friendly manner. Working in a "virtual office" environment I specialized in Google docs,GCalendar&Gmail and Dropbox. Over a past year I managed various tasks from data entry,research,creating and sending out campaigns,billing and accounting to making travel arrangements. I'm fluet in English and Greek language.Living abroad helped me raise my cultural awareness and ways of thinking. When I am not gladly dedicating my time on upWork I love to play in a garden with my dog,take up reading a book and cooking.I dislike plastic bags and metal. You are having an interesting project and think we might fit well? I would be happy to hear from you.

90% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
1,185 hours

Jennifer Kilburn

Jennifer Kilburn

Experienced Administrative Assistant

United States - Portfolio: 4

Over 16 years of office experience, the last 13 years as an Executive/Administrative Assistant. Experience includes data entry, internet research, email handling, typing, formatting, Salesforce and customer service. I have advanced knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications. I also have experience with presentations, travel arrangements, meeting preparations, customers service, Wordpress, social media management and all other office duties.

100% Job Success
$26.00 /hr
745 hours