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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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Bookkeeping Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of Upwork Bookkeeping projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Bookkeeping Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 335 Bookkeeping projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Time to Complete Upwork Bookkeeping Jobs

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Average Bookkeeping Freelancer Feedback Score

Bookkeeping Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.53.

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Last updated: May 1, 2015
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  1. Valiantsina Zianishyna

    Valiantsina Zianishyna

    Accountant, Bookkeeper, QuickBooks, XERO, Excel

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Have bachelor's of science in economics & marketing + extra accounting units (all As), currently studying to sit for the CPA exam. Proficient with QuickBooks (many PC & Mac versions), XERO, MS Excel. 5 years full charge accounting experience, including but not limited to setting up an accounting system for a company, bank and c/c reconciliations, AP/AR, payroll, inventories, depreciation and amortization, financial statements presentations, GAAP and tax compliance. Other office experience includes data entry & analysis, Internet research, logistics, marketing, e-commerce, translations Russian - English and administrative support. Honesty and reliability are my priorities, I see challenging problems as a space to learn and grow, ready to go the extra mile to achieve the best results in the shortest time.

    $50.00 /hr
    865 hours
    5.00
  2. Molly P.

    Molly P.

    Human Resources, Payroll, Bookkeeping Professional

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 10

    With more than 25 of experience managing a people oriented business, I am a master mulit-tasker. Managing the financial as well as the human side of a business. I am well versed in several accounting programs, including Peachtree, Quickbooks, Sage AccPac, ADP Payroll, and Cougar Mountain. Payroll, HR, Financial Reporting, Accounting, Database management, research, spreadsheets, and budgeting. I believe the proof is in the details.

    $33.33 /hr
    1,912 hours
    4.98
  3. Muhammad Ali Awais Khan

    Muhammad Ali Awais Khan Agency Contractor

    Expert in Accounting, Xero and Quickbooks etc

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    My objective is to provide high quality services to my clients in the fields of Accounting, Bookkeeping, Finance , Tax, Corporate, HR and other support management tasks at international level in order to earn good repute internationally among professional accountants and after consistent struggle and hard work of 7 years I have earned the status of top rated professional accountant at odesk and now I would work even hard to hold this status.

    Associated with: BestExpertProviders

    $35.00 /hr
    11,928 hours
    4.78
  4. Alessandro Lione

    Alessandro Lione

    Business services and administration - Start-up counseling

    Australia - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 10

    Born in a competitive environment where a pause was an error and an error was a catastrophe I quickly learned that desires had to be gained too. A programming and IT industry background gave me an analytical thinking that, coupled with a natural cool blood and patience, makes me able to solve the most complex issues and obtain the best results even complex tasks with pressing deadlines. Well before the legal age I had to take the reins of a family business, giving it a x3 income boost in less than two years, while my home country faced one of the worst crises in the recent economical and political history. That was only the sparkle that started it all; I've already two successful start-up under my belt (from initial business plan to deploying) and the chance of new challenges makes my mind rev faster. I'm an "hands on" approach lover and if I choose to undertake a project I always succeed and exceed expectations. When I wished to learn about web and social media marketing I ended up writing a book aimed at new start-up and entrepreneurs. I'm a great buyer, I love it; give me an internet connection and an Excel spreadsheet and you'll have the best buy at the lowest possible price. When I find a good offer, then I'll make it a bargain. I've experience in leading and coaching small to big sized teams (50 people) through complex tasks and tight deadlines. As an added bonus I'm passionate in everything is complex and, thanks to a continuous learning process, my knowledge cover a vast amount of different topics. Experiences: Business planning Business analysis and tweaking Bookkeeping Buying Team leading and coaching Clients loyalty and retention Marketing and copywriting PR management Italian native speaker English fluent speaker

    $38.89 /hr
    4,613 hours
    5.00
  5. Randall Parker, MBA

    Randall Parker, MBA

    MBA with extensive background in International Accounting and Finance.

    Philippines - Last active: 10/11/2014 - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Do you need Accounting/Bookkeeping help? Note these score rankings for oDesk's Accounting/Bookkeeping exams: Accounting (Assets & Revenue): #74 = 99th Percentile Accounting (Accounts Payable): #65 = 99th Percentile Accounting (Accounts Receivable): #77 = 98th Percentile Accounting (Principles): #222 = 98th Percentile Bookkeeping: #98 = 99th Percentile Financial Reports: #26 = 98th Percentile Quickbooks 2008: #168 = 97th Percentile In addition to superior accounting/bookkeeping skills, I have been a beta-tester for Intuit (QuickBooks, Quicken and TurboTax) products for about ten years, and also beta-tested Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.). I have used a variety of accounting software packages including QuickBooks, Oracle, Pacioli and more. Living in the Philippines is much cheaper than living in the USA, which will save you tens of thousands of dollars per year on my services. At present, I am seeking part-time and/or full-time work to fill-out my schedule. My work history includes work for the following industries: Agriculture, Automotive, Entertainment, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Restaurant/Bar Retail, Transportation and more. In addition, having been previously licensed to sell insurance, securities, real estate and mortgages as a Financial Planner, I am more than qualified to help you in these areas as well. Please, contact me to set-up an interview or a quotation to meet your needs. Thank you for your time. Specialties: Real Estate and Mortgage Consulting, Property Management, Financial Planning, International Cash Transactions and Transfers, Direct Investments, Retirement Planning, Debt Management, and much, much more.

    $55.56 /hr
    19 hours
    5.00
  6. Deborah Wolfe

    Deborah Wolfe

    Business & Finance Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6

    The services I provide enable my clients to perform at their highest levels. I am the interface between management and staff, between client and owner, and across all business and community partners. After all, the Wizard of Oz without his technology was just another man behind the curtain! I am a high-performance financial management professional with diverse management abilities. My favorite projects are the problems I stumbled across by chance. My natural strengths are observation, communication, and a “lead the charge” attitude. I’m passionate about people and fascinated by the nature of humans; I try to factor our human nature into all my calculations and recommendations. I’ve listed some achievements with former employers below. Since April 2013, I have been working with a variety of clients as an independent contractor. I enjoy an on-going relationship with my clients and for confidentiality purposes I do not post their projects. References from current clients can be provided as needed. Facing an $80,000/year budget cut, I saved a program and the jobs of everyone working on it. I identified cross-divisional savings opportunities and presented a proposal to the financial decision makers, enabling the department to realize savings that were right there all along. By boosting morale, actively listening to staff, and adjusting work duties to better match them, I vastly improved the performance of my county office. I earned a High Performance award and a Teamwork award. Statewide, our office ranking moved up 10 out of 40 positions compared to other county offices. I designed an Excel document that automated the preparation of cases for court. Previous preparation required 2 staff for 3 days biweekly. The automation decreased prep time to 1 person for 2 days biweekly.

    $33.76 /hr
    351 hours
    5.00
  7. Andrea L.

    Andrea L.

    Virtual Admin ~ Personal Assistant ~ Project and Office Manager

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a minor in English. I moved from the United States to beautiful Rome, Italy, in 2010. I previously worked as an Event, Travel and Training Coordinator, and have strong skills when it comes to detail and organization. After I moved to Italy, I discovered the world of freelancing. Best discovery yet! For the past three years, I have worked as a Virtual Administrative Assistant through oDesk, specializing in administration and marketing. I proudly have a long-standing relationship with the majority of my clients. Although there are others, my primary responsibilities as an assistant currently include: - travel and event planning - social media management - preparing and processing client invoices - email marketing and communications - maintaining company website - proofreading articles and video scripts - managing virtual assistant team - maintaining internal systems and databases I also love to travel and experience new places, and spend a great deal of time traveling around Europe. I write a blog, Why Roam?, about my travels and life abroad. I like to share things to do, see and eat in Italy and beyond. All content on the website is original, as I write each post and take almost all photos. I've had the opportunity to learn a good deal about website design, including HTML and search engine optimization. You can view my work here: http://whyroamtravel.com. If you are interested in speaking with me further, I would be happy to arrange a telephone or Skype interview. I look forward to hearing from you! Kind regards, Andrea

    $20.00 /hr
    3,418 hours
    5.00
  8. Maria victoria R.

    Maria victoria R.

    Project Manager, VA, e-Commerce/Web Content Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    As a manager, it is my goal to bring out the best in my team to best serve the company. As an individual, it is my personal commitment to work as a partner and not just a hired contractor as it gives more gratifying and fulfilling end results. My expertise are in to project management, Reliability, high regard to honesty and integrity are my core principles at work. I strive to learn and and always interested in learning tasks and reaching goals. My experiences in project and team management onsite and online gave me a deeper understanding of diversity in the workplace. Blending with different people having different personalities and cultures is very important in order for you to work as a team. oDesk is a perfect environment where diversity works at its best.

    $11.11 /hr
    6,322 hours
    4.87
  9. Tyler F.

    Tyler F.

    Professional Business Planning & Consultation

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    To Help Businesses Meet Their Goals Desired Projects Include: * Business Plan Writing (Top 20% via Odesk) * Business Research * Leads and Prospect Lists (see example in portfolio) * Helping Businesses Raise Capital * Bookkeeping * Marketing * Advertising * Business Consulting (Top 20% via Odesk) * Banking * Financial Advisory * Mergers and Acquisitions. * Entrepreneurial Activities * Global Strategy * Creative Writting Formalized Work and Experience: Commercial Lending w/ Active Management of a Loan Portfolio . Can provide reconciliation service as needed, which includes quick books and book keeping via excel. Provided consultative services to retail and business banking clients by understanding the goals of each and offering personal financial advice to meet their needs. Guided current homeowners through the process of refinancing a mortgage, by helping clients to understand interest rates and loan repayment options. Enhanced interpersonal skills by utilizing cold calling initiatives to create relationships with prospective mortgage clients. Developed goals and incentives for production employees in order to increase production efficiencies and individual employee compensation using controlled time & motion studies at two facilities in MD and PA. Developed a capital asset inventory program of all plant machinery and furnishings which was submitted to corporate headquarters. Education: University of Maryland University College Masters Degree in Business Administration. McDaniel College Bachelor of Arts; Major in Business Administration

    $29.99 /hr
    376 hours
    4.98
  10. Elizabeth T.

    Elizabeth T.

    Business Services and Tax Consultant

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a highly focused and results orientated professional with over 15 yrs of experience providing individuals and small business with solutions to improve their operations. These services include tax planning and preparation (individual and small businesses), payroll tax services, budgeting, and bookkeeping. I focus on the details so that you can focus on developing and growing your business.

    $35.00 /hr
    277 hours
    4.69