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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. Rajesh Gurjar

    Rajesh Gurjar

    MBA with exceptional work histroy

    India - Last active: 8 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    A keen strategist and result-oriented leader with expertise in devising strategies aimed at enhancing overall organisational growth. Possess sound knowledge of derivatives and financial risk management best practices. Significant experience in mapping business requirements, designing customised solutions with strong analytical skills and ability to analyze business practices and define optimal procedures. Deft in conducting project valuations and industry analysis aided by good understanding of financial modelling/ forecasting and valuation techniques. Adept in the use of analyzing business plans and econometric tools for analyzing financial performance, business data and price elasticity. Adroit in preparing annual budgets, business plans, internal projections and strategizing pricing structure in volatile scenario of spiraling input costs so that bottom line goals are met. Has the ability to manage the financial operations of companies and move them into growth mode

    $5.00 /hr
    1,178 hours
  2. Sharol rose A.

    Sharol rose A.

    Data Entry/Web Research/Admin Support/Bookkeeping/Powerpoint Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an accounting professional with an Associates’ degree in Accounting and seven (7) years of experience as Accountant/Bookkeeper. I keep track of invoices, balance ledgers, and submit all tax forms. I am incredibly organized and detail oriented with a keen ability to handle many tasks at a time. I am familiar and comfortable with computer use and most popular software programs including the majority of accounting packages like Xero, Quickbooks and Peachtree. My knowledge of accounting practices is solid and I am a whiz with numbers. Previous employers and clients have praised my ability to catch errors easily saving them much time money and frustration. I also have eight (8) years of experience as Sales Executive where my charge includes sales promotion and marketing. I developed accounts from cold calls to ongoing repeat-customer relationships with high-profile customers and after-sales support.

    $5.00 /hr
    199 hours
  3. Mehedy Hasan

    Mehedy Hasan

    Customer Service and MailChimp Expert

    Bangladesh - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    My passion is not to get a job, but to take new challenge & to gain new experience. Over last 4 years I have worked for a great variety of local & international companies as a Customer Service Representative. I have gained extensive experience in this sector. Working at Odesk and meeting with various clients have always been an amazing journey for me. My objective is to serve with fast & reliable service. I possess Excellent communication and computer skills. Besides, I have a good skill in HTML, CMS(Joomla & Wordpress) VBA & Excel macros

    $10.00 /hr
    1,513 hours
  4. Dragica K.

    Dragica K.

    Accounting / Administration

    Macedonia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 3

    My work as a Regional Accountant in the Finance Department of an international logistic company located in Skopje, Macedonia gave me valuable experience in managing the accounts of a vibrant international business. I have experience in training new staff and in conducting internal audits. I have excellent written and verbal English language skills and I am self-motivated and well-organized. I am able to work well in a team under tight deadlines. My health is excellent and I am highly mobile.

    $8.89 /hr
    463 hours
  5. Martha Villanueva Alshaweesh

    Martha Villanueva Alshaweesh

    e-Commerce/Customer Service/Accounting Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    An Accounting / Customer Service / e-Commerce leader with a broad base of accounting, customer service and supervisory experience; an invaluable and unique skill set. A personable team player with exceptional communication skills. Recognized for a strong work ethic, integrity and proven leadership skills. - Highly organized, flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment; deadline-oriented. - Experience in the e-Commerce, insurance, service, retail, health care and non-profit industries. - Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. - Advanced skills using: Excel, Word and Outlook; Peachtree; Great Plains; Terrace (insurance industry software);

    $23.50 /hr
    70 hours
  6. Sk. Nafees Ali

    Sk. Nafees Ali

    Virtual Assistance with Admin,Bookkeeping,Sales & Marketing Support

    Bangladesh - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I am expert on Accounting, Bookkeeping, Financial Services & Planning, Sales & Marketing, Data entry, Personal assistance & Administrative Support. I have worked with Administrative and Accounting for more than 5 years and have also been working as a Bookkeeper, Accountant, Admin & Finance Concern. I have sound experience as a Data Entry Operator and have great skill in Data Processing and Excel. I have the ability to grasp things fast and hence can master any new skill with ease. I am comfortable to work both as a team member and also in the self directed setting. I am looking forward to being hired by you. I believe I will do my best by using my SKILL.

    $3.33 /hr
    514 hours
  7. Avinash Rai

    Avinash Rai

    Experienced Personal Assistant & Certified Accountant

    India - Last active: 3 days ago - 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
  8. Abhishek Sharma

    Abhishek Sharma

    A Hindi Writer and translator (Eng to Hindi) with quality experience

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a degree in management, and worked for more than 10 years in corporates in banking & Finance sector. I used to write as a hobby. I have strong command over hindi, and I write and translate (from English to Hindi). I have handled variety of project including websites, subtitles, apps, articles and son on. I write too, and my work has been published in top hindi dailies. I also have written articles, blogs, content for websites (In English). I am part of an accounts firm as one partner. My wife is partner in our firm. She is a Chartered Accountant. We provide bookkeeping and accounts management services. Through this platform we intend to build our client base. We believe in fast paced work, quality output and hate to miss on timelines. So far, it has been a great experience working and our clients are satisfied and happy. My entire team is a bunch of enthusiastic and energetic people and we love our work.

    $20.00 /hr
    10 hours
  9. Dwight Burchell

    Dwight Burchell

    Experienced Accountant

    Jamaica - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 7

    Native English Speaker with more than ten years of experience in the Accounting Profession. Here to help your business grow exponentially; assisting you wherever you need help. Let me assist you: - Prepare, examine, and analyze your accounting records, financial statements. - Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues. - Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets. - Prepare periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs. Currently hold a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, Banking and Financial Services. Seeking to further education through attaining a Master of Science in Accounting.

    $6.67 /hr
    668 hours
  10. Manorani J.

    Manorani J.

    Bookkeeper/Accountant (Quickbooks, Peachtree, SAGE, MYOB)

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

    " Its Time To Win The Challenging Needs " My objective is to meet the challenging needs in Accounting & Bookkeeping and to prove my potential, experience & knowledge. I'm an Accountant/ Bookkeeper from India. I have 10 years of experience in International Accounting & Bookkeeping. I'm associated with "Win Info Services" and have a team of 25+ members I'm familiar with various softwares like QuickBooks, Online QuickBooks, Infusionsoft,, SAGE, MYOB, Tally ERP 9 and Peachtree. My proficiency lie in setting up Accounts for new business, Managing A/R, A/P, inventory, payroll, banks & credit card reconciliation, preparing financial statements, reports and analysis etc., My ultimate goal is to provide a high level of excellent customer service to all my clients so that we can build strong business relationship that would help both of us achieve our common goals. I also render other services in Data Entry, Web Research, Virtual Assistant, Order Processing, Payment Processing, Email Support & Handling, Proof Reading, Internet Surveys, Image Editing, Image Processing, E-Pub Formatting and Xml Services I understand my clients needs and expectations and provide them with the best solutions until they are 100% satisfied with the result. I always maintain honest professional business relationship with my clients. I could do the sample projects with out any cost. I will complete the projects within their budget and at 100% TAT Payment Terms -------------------------- All payments to be made via the oDesk payment system only . 100% after project is completed and the client is fully satisfied with our services. For Large, High volume projects : 25% along with the issue of order 75% on completion of the projects For Ongoing Projects - Negotiable . Turnaround Time : We assure fastest turn around time possible or as demanded by the client. Other Terms: 1. We are open to signing Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA) as required. 2. Confidentiality of information will be maintained strictly at our end. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward for your reply.

    $6.00 /hr
    1,239 hours