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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. Misty Lemmond

    Misty Lemmond

    Administrative Clerk/Accounting Assistant/Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Portfolio: 2

    I have a wide range of skills! I have ten years experience in customer service. I began with 4 years of work at Burger King. Yep, Burger King. I worked my way into lower management and then transferred to a local grocery store to operate the cash office and customer service desk. After spending a year there, I learned the skills to qualify for an accounting assistant job at Huntsville Hospital. I spent 4 years at the hospital and learned cash handling policies down to data entry. From there, I transferred to a large accounting firm and began doing outsource accounting for local clients and businesses. My skills range from general bookkeeping such as accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations, cash projections, data entry, managing and balancing accounts, administrative/secretarial work and so on. I am also a freelance writer and have been a published writer for 13 years. I have an Elance profile, and I have my own website at I have written for numerous publications but the long term publications are The Decatur Daily and The Somerville Newsletter. I have an associates degree in general studies and have spent several years studying music and English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

    $7.26 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Malou Balingit

    Malou Balingit Agency Contractor

    Virtual Assistant Superstar

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a graduate of Economics with job experience where I have gained more skills and experience in providing administrative assistance, web research, some transcription, basic accounting, customer support and assistance, file organizing, calendar management and a lot more. Currently, I am a stay-at-home mom to my 3 beautiful daughters and have been doing freelancing and online selling business. I am ready to bring in my skills and experience to oDesk. I can do web research, create reports in Excel and Word, make PPT presentations, do calendar management, Internet research, data scraping, article posting, bookkeping and all other personal/ virtual assistance.

    Associated with: DnD

    $5.56 /hr
    95 hours
  3. Maria olga S.

    Maria olga S.

    Your One-Stop-Shop VA. Bookkeeper, Admin Support,Telemarketing,SEO,SMM

    Philippines - Last active: 06/10/2014 - Tests: 7

    Your One-Stop-Shop Virtual Assistant. A Dynamic, versatile and strategist Virtual Assistant with over 15 years of varied experience in Financial and Accounting , Customer Relations, Technical Support, Sales and Telemarketing, Social Media Marketing, Website Administration, Human Resources Management, Web Research and Data Entry, Medical Billing and other areas of Business Management. I possess a passion for endless success and continuing learning. An enthusiast of entertainment and fashion as well as the latest trends in technology makes me a great Virtual Assistant. Through my extensive experiences, I get more realistic in achieving corporate goals and satisfying the demands of the current market. I have been a great help in organizational analysis, strategic marketing features and innovative media solutions of the Corporate Business.

    $4.44 /hr
    1,611 hours
  4. Ann marie S.

    Ann marie S.

    Expert Customer Serv and Administrative Assistant

    Jamaica - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4

    I am a results oriented team player who has been in the Customer Service/Accounting/Data Entry/Administrative Assistant field for the past 10 years. I am self motivated, dedicated, focused and hardworking. My aim is to fulfill client requirements while producing top notch work. I am a go getter with a proven track record of success and I will be an asset to any company by using skills I have acquired over the years to ensure business growth and development.

    $4.44 /hr
    96 hours
  5. Adarsh Prasad J V

    Adarsh Prasad J V

    Outsource BackOffice Services

    India - Last active: 06/27/2014 - Tests: 2

    Consystent Infotech works with global firms keen to outsource crucial business functions which affect day-to-day activities and impact bottom lines. It is, therefore, our constant endeavor to bring you best industry practices, flawless efficiency, and quick time to market - even under tight budgets and strict deadlines. Leveraging our domain expertise and industry insight will lift your services to the next level while businesses enjoy greater budget/resource flexibility - essential to enhance core competencies and realign expertise in tune with market changes.

    $5.56 /hr
    120 hours
  6. Joan kathlyn D.

    Joan kathlyn D.


    Philippines - Last active: 07/14/2014 - Tests: 8

    Working with various companies such as non-government agencies, a local bank, and an automotive group of companies honed my skills in various fields, such as, Accounting (GL in particular), calculation and compliance in taxation and other government compliance. I am adept in Microsoft Office applications especially with Excel. I am seeking for a job wherein I could apply these skills I have acquired and thus help your company grow and operate smoothly.

    $5.56 /hr
    71 hours
  7. Sherri Deleon

    Sherri Deleon

    Experienced Virtual Admin Assistant

    United States - Last active: 12/01/2013

    Currently employed with the same company for the last 10 years as a Virtual Admin Assistant. What do I do? *Create/maintain Excel spread sheets *Recruit and screen new hires *Delegate *Manage teams of employee *Provide customer service to high volume customers *Power point *Quick Books *Social media *Phone skill *People skills Whatever is needed, I can get it done. I can multi-task very well, have phone, I-net and fax. I also have a BA in Human Service Mgmt.

    $16.67 /hr
    13 hours
  8. Jay Lord mangoba

    Jay Lord mangoba Agency Contractor

    Expert Researcher and Skilled Data Entry Professional

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    I would like to bring in my skills, experience and educational background into Upwork. I have been able to utilize my skills in research and data entry in my past jobs. I am highly knowledgeable in using MS Excel, MS Word and other computer applications that would help organize data. I am an Internet savvy and knows basic technical information in the proper use of the computer, specifically Windows OS. I can handle calendar management, data management and organization, CRM software, basic bookkeeping, email communication. I have been able to access and use Google Apps. I have the ability to manage social media accounts as well as post listings for my past employers. I am a talented, skilled, hardworking professional who is a great team player. I have a knack in learning new skills. I am a people person and has never had any issue in dealing with others.

    Associated with: DnD

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Noeline Ilagan

    Noeline Ilagan Agency Contractor

    Accountant, Bookkeeper,Payroll, Quickbooks, XERO, Freshbooks, MYOB

    Philippines - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 1

    I offer the following services: Accounting * Clients with sales big and small * Banking, Daily Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, & Payroll maintained GAAP based Financials * Accounting Type: Cash or Accrual Basis Reporting speak with out teamStaff Supplied: Controller, Full-Charge Bookkeeper, and Accounting Software Specialist * Provide Accrual Basis Reporting (including accrued expenses, prepaid expenses, deferred revenue, accrued payroll, etc.) Bookkeeping: * Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Banking, & Payroll maintained * Monthly Financial Reports * Accounting Type: Modified Cash or Accrual Basis Reporting * Staff Supplied: Controller Oversight & Bookkeeper * Pay your bills * Invoice your clients * Follow-up on past due payments * Track your revenues and expenses

    Associated with: TransNet Transcription Services, Tala Data Services, Compyoot Accounting and Bookkeeping Services, VPRO Global Services

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Jincky Morcilla

    Jincky Morcilla

    Data entry & customer service representative

    Philippines - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 3

    worked as billing & collection specialist, encoder and data entry, customer service representative and can provide quality service at all times. Accountancy graduate and with SAP experience. is independent and can work in a minimum supervision.

    $6.67 /hr
    368 hours