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Hire a freelance accountant today to handle all your bookkeeping, auditing, taxation and accounting needs. Certified Public Accountants (CPA) can help you with payroll processing or manage your escrow account and brokerage. Some accountants specialize in certain accounting principles, including forensic accounting and financial accounting.

Accounting is the process of producing financial records about an individual or organization. These financial statements can be used to help a company’s management team assess economic resources under their control. Accountants often use enterprise resource planning software or accounting software to help organize their clients’ finances. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you’ll find accountants who can provide accounting services to small businesses and professionals around the world.

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  1. Jordan Z.

    Jordan Z.

    Certified Public Accountant

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 9

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: The billing rate isn't a typo......its actually around 30% less than I charge face to face clients in our offices - Chicago, NYC and SF. I am the CEO and Managing Director of a real firm. While we have the resources to do bookkeeping [we have > 400 clients on QBOnline] and basic work, our strength is transactional tax....[doing deals] involving pass-thru entities [S Corps, LLCs and Partnerships] for companies in real estate, private equity, distressed debt, construction, tech and professional services. We also have deep experience with bringing non-filers back into the system, Offer In Compromise, Bankruptcy Tax, etc. My rate and what I do is the SAME THING you would get from a PARTNER at a BIG 4 firm without the overhead. Once we agree on the problem, then we can quote a fixed fee in most cases or an hourly rate. This isn't going to be low ball....you are getting a very skilled and articulate professional with extensive experience.....back to the boilerplate. I have broad and deep experience in the operation and management of an integrated tax, technology & financial advisory professional service practice which is national in scope, We developed abizinabox.com which is a cloud based SaaS, PaaS and IaaS platform. The firm is a AICPA PCPS member practice. I have extensive background and experience in: - transactional tax practice in all phases of project life cycle for real estate, project finance, distressed debt obligation [particularly real estate backed instruments] • inter-generational transfer of assets, such as real estate and closely-held operating businesses. Salesforce Certified - Sys. Admin, Adv. Sys. Admin Sales & Service Cloud Consultant Specialties: Partnership & Real Taxation, Real Estate Taxation, IRS Controversy, CPA, CITP, CISM, CGEIT salesforce Certified Sys. Admin, Adv. Sys. Admin., Implementation Consultant QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor [since 1999] - including POS and Enterprise

    $350.00 /hr
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  2. Mandy Weinberg

    Mandy Weinberg

    Salesforce, NetSuite, ERP Consultant, Project Manager, Accountant

    United States - Last active: 10/09/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    An experienced business application consultant seeking project based employment to fulfill successful software deployments. Application experience ranges from complex financial and supply chain solutions to basic sales automation and web-based communications and collaboration tools. System experience includes Quickbooks, Quickbooks Online, Netsuite, Salesforce, Wordpress, and Kickapps. Professional characteristics include attention to detail, effective and direct communication style, and a commitment to understand customer needs and set expectations appropriately.

    $50.00 /hr
    84 hours
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  3. Dmitriy Kalutskiy

    Dmitriy Kalutskiy

    Financial Analyst

    United States - Last active: 10/23/2014 - Tests: 3

    More than 5 years experience in accounting including Financial Analysis, Fixed Assets, Inventory, Account Reconciliations, Payroll, and Billing and 9 years experience with advanced database and spreadsheet design. MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting. Pursuing CPA certification.

    $35.00 /hr
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  4. Lenah Musilu

    Lenah Musilu

    SAP Business Analyst/ Business Analyst

    United States - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 1

    I have 10+ years of general & financial accounting experience which 7 years of strong SAP FICO experience with 4 full cycle implementation in addition to integrating, upgrading, customizing, configuring, testing, document preparation, user training and support in SAP Financials & Controlling module, covering multiple sectors such as Manufacturing, Media, Insurance and Banking. • Completed 4 full system development life-cycles implementation experience and ability to understand existing business processes and translating them to SAP solution. • Configuration experience in SAP Finance and Controlling modules, knowledge and understanding of financial integration points with other Modules – Material Management, Sales and Distribution and Project Systems. Hands on experience in business process requirement gathering and mapping, analyzing business requirements, and developing detailed functional design documents to meet the clients' needs and standards. • SAP FICO/SD Testing experience – HP Quality Center and Quick Test Professional. Experienced in test scripts/test case development and execution, detailed documentation of test results and issues/defects and drive to resolution and tracked quality assurance metrics – integration, system and user acceptance testing. • Management of the work schedule, online communication to the team members, coordinating their activities to ensure delivery of the project within timeline, as well as managing the project budget to ensure that any unfavorable variances are discovered early and sorted out without delaying the project. • Extensive background and experience in financial Accounting – General Ledger, Reporting, Accounts Payable and Receivables. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with good analytical, problem-solving, investigative and decision-making abilities.

    $65.00 /hr
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  5. Ed P.

    Ed P.

    Senior Business Process Analyst and Management Consultant

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

    Systems engineer and leader passionate about eliminating wasted time, resources and cost by consistently applying value analysis and value engineering with information based decision making. Progressively developed a knowledge base in multiple product technologies, processes, accounting and information systems with customer and supplier perspectives. Deep experience in multiple forms of budgeting, costing and financial accounting (P&L). Expertise in leading teams to align market / sales strategies and product development to market demand and customer expectations to focus on what makes the company unique. This focus results in revenue growth, maximized profit and significant return on investment. Committed and skilled mentor to team members.

    $99.00 /hr
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  6. Jeff S.

    Jeff S.

    Data Analyst - SQL, Excel, Access, Accounting and Finance Background

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    Over 6 years of experience as a data analyst with an accounting and finance background. Highly skilled using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Access, Business Intelligence Tools, and a variety of programs and applications to mine large amounts of data for analysis purposes and reporting, including accounting and financial reporting. Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver fast, accurate results. Enjoys creating efficiencies and thinking "outside the box".

    $75.00 /hr
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  7. Milan G.

    Business Analysts, Excel Expert

    Bosnia and Herzegovina - Last active: 08/04/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    With almost a decade of experience in Excel reporting and analysis I really enjoy working with data. For the last four years I have been extensively using Excel PowerPivot for financial reporting purposes. My current fields of interest are data modeling, statistics and dashboard design.

    $37.77 /hr
    12 hours
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  8. Herb Baker

    Herb Baker

    United States - Last active: 01/29/2014 - Tests: 3

    Have worked as a freelancer for over 20 years. Engagements included programming, system design, accounting, data entry, and general consulting. all my engagements were due to word of mouth referrals. Major platforms I have worked with are the IBM ISeries and it's predecessors and personal computers. I worked closely with my customers and their personnel at all levels and left all with good relations between us. I retired in 2008, but now am attempting to re-enter the work-force.

    $44.44 /hr
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  9. Mynhardt Burger

    Mynhardt Burger

    Financial accountant

    South Africa - Last active: 05/28/2014 - Tests: 8

    I'm a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) with 3 years experience in audit, financial accounting, financial statement drafting, South African income tax and companies law. I'm also an Excel guru with solid VBA/macro skills. Previously I have also worked in IT as a Linux systems administrator so have strong general IT knowledge. I want to gain experience outside of the auditing environment to further develop my financial management skills.

    $11.11 /hr
    2 hours
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  10. John H.

    John H.

    Accounting, Tax, ERP, Finance, Venture Capital Consultant

    United States - Last active: 12/12/2014 - Tests: 6

    Senior level consultant with broad industry experience in all areas of corporate accounting finance and systems. My background in technical accounting roles coupled with extensive public company experience enables me to advise and provide value added insight on multinational objectives and cross-functional initiatives which merge business and regulatory requirements to optimize results. Worked with Start-ups to Public international companies with direct industry experiences including: Hi-Tech Capital Equipment; Bio-Tech & Pharmaceutical; Med Device and Consumables (i.e., test kits); Consumer Products; Wine; Large Scale Capital Equipment/Construction; Software; Financial Services; Telecommunications; Retail; Green Energy; Cloud Computing, SAAS; and Logistics & Transportation. I am interested in joining early stage startups as well as companies seeking to become US GAAP compliant. I earned a double BSc. in Accounting and Finance from California State University Hayward and a double Masters in Accounting and International Business from Ellis University, Chicago Il. Specialties: US GAAP and IFRS technical accounting, multi-entity transfer pricing and international tax strategy and execution (i.e., OECD and IRC482), M&A due diligence and integration, VAT, consolidation of legal entities, human clinical trial accounting, legal entity reviews (i.e., Japan, Canada, Germany, Singapore, France, etc.), cost accounting, external audit management and execution, revenue recognition, drafting financial statements and related disclosures, IPO preparation, ERP system integration and upgrades, collaborative profit split and co-marketing agreements and inter-company acct & profit elimination. Achievements:  Found $2M in unrecorded receivables & approx $150M in goodwill during FAS141 engagement.  Identified opportunity with Oracle v12 global transaction integration for 300 legal entity structure.  FAS52 (ASC830) rate error in financial statement conversion.  Saved $195K in State Board of Equalization during sales and use tax audit.  Recovered $200K in VAT refunds.  Investigated and documented outsourced AP integrated process leading to recognition of $750K in previously unrecorded expenses.  Discovered $250K fraud by overseas legal entity and mitigated $130K of intn’l tariffs for Q12011 fiscal qtr close.  Discovered $350K profit in inventory errors during European Legal Entity review.  Advised CFO on new FX strategy with $100K potential savings in currency exchange.  $250K savings by outsourcing tax preparer  $210K savings replacing external audit team  Mitigated $1.7M inter-company imbalance.  Identified $130K reduction strategy in international sales tariff  Identified process improvement and drafted white paper allowing recognition of additional $100K/month or $1.2M/year in revenue in client revenues.

    $66.67 /hr
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