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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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Lindsey E.

Lindsey E.

Legal Consultant with J.D.

United States - Tests: 6

Over the last 8 years, I have developed extensive and valuable skills in all office administration and legal/law firm tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, website maintenance, file management, word processing, transcription, data entry, customer service and many more skills. I complete all work diligently and in a timely manner. I am detail-oriented by nature and thrive on challenging tasks. I am driven and determined to achieve success in everything. I have over 7 years experience in a law firm environment. Here, I assisted in all day-to-day responsibilities in law office management including legal document preparation, proof reading, legal research, answering multi-line telephone system, maintain and create client files, maintain client contact, calendar and appointment setting, database management, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, marketing, advertising, website maintenance, contact with other law firms, potential clients, etc, preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, motions, schedules, agreements and all other Bankruptcy documents as well as legal document review and drafting.

$23.00 /hr
30 hours

Geoff Plourde

Geoff Plourde

Enrolled Agent and Certified Public Accountant

United States - Tests: 1

I am an Enrolled Agent and business consultant based in Southern California focusing primarily on preparation, recordkeeping, and correspondence with state and federal tax agencies. My secondary area of practice is accounting system deployment for small businesses and nonprofits as well as strategic planning to maximize future success. I am also a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). My business philosophy can be found below under service description, but ultimately it sums up to effective communication, technical competence, fair prices, integrity, and reliability, which are the attributes that I aim to provide to each of my clients.

69% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
2 hours

Cathy T.

Cathy T.

Bookkeeper / Freelancer / Executive & Administrative Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

I am fluent in English communication, written and oral but most preferably written. I am excellent in Microsoft office word, excel and PowerPoint . I can do mix of skills task and projects with accuracy assurance. I work full time as a Bookkeeper on a 200 bed capacity Hospital in our City that was the largest Private Hospital in the City. I have a mix of experiences, I do secretarial works, executive and administrative assistance, and even manage accounts. I am not picky on work projects as long as I believe I have the capabilities and skills that can make the project run successfully.

92% Job Success
$3.50 /hr
440 hours

Debbie H.

Debbie H.

J.D. / Business Admin / QuickBooks

United States - Tests: 5

Dependable, results-oriented professional with a solid track record of consistently meeting and exceeding company goals; highly organized and detail-oriented with an extensive background in the following: Office Management / Administration / Organization Secretarial / Data Entry / Transcription Legal Compliance / Litigation Support Bookkeeping / Payroll / Human Resources For over 20 years I have been providing diverse office services to individuals and businesses (everything from a one-person attorney's office to mid-size construction companies to the nation's largest title companies), for example... ~ Organized and oversaw day-to-day operations of two mid-size companies simultaneously in a fast-paced environment; 6 years ~ Designed and implemented sales tracking program used by national title companies; 18 years ~ Construction office management, including payroll and HR; 13 years I specialize in providing customized services and reports designed to fit each client's unique, specific needs in a cost-effective and timely manner. You want your work to be perfect. So do I. I've been self-employed since 1985, but I'm relatively new to oDesk. Give me a try and I will do my best to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your consideration.

100% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
1,976 hours

Aamir Butt

Aamir Butt

Data Visualization and Microsoft Excel Wizard

Pakistan - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

I have a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and currently I am completing Chartered Accountancy Certification from Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan. Over the last 4 years i have been working in Ernst and Young Ford Rhodes as audit senior and have conducted external and internal audits of various companies. I have significant experience of Accounting, auditing, International Accounting Standards ( IFRS/IAS ), Taxation , Corporate Law, Business processes Consulting and financial analysis. I have 5 years of experience of working with MS office particularly MS Excel and expertise in using Excel formulas and functions. I am also Visual basic programmer for Excel

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
204 hours


JOMER JIMENEZ Agency Contractor

Word & Excel Macro Expert, Data Analysts, Accounting

Philippines - Tests: 24 - Portfolio: 15

Looking for a long term employer who can utilize my skills and experiences and offer a challenging job where I'll grow as an individual and can offer my knowledge and other varied skills that can be of most benefit to an employer. For more than 11 years, I worked in a Prepress Publishing company, an American company based in the Philippines ( where I led the different departments: from Data entry, Data conversion, Page-make up, Proofreading, Editing, Coding, etc. We served the US govt agencies, Publishing Compositions and other Publishing companies across the US territory. During my employment, I was able to BID long term projects. I also worked in HR, Accounting and Admin departments abroad for about 3 years and currently running my online business agency named GMDJ Online Services for more than 5 years now. We are doing job that can be done virtually as stated on my skill set.

Associated with: GMDJ Online Services Agency

$10.00 /hr
1,052 hours

Umair S.

Umair S.

Accountant/ Bookkeeper/ Tax Consultant

Pakistan - Tests: 11

A senior accountant having experience in public practice, advising clients on wide ranging matters pertaining to Financial Reporting, Taxation, Setting up of computerised accounting systems. A self motivated individual looking to engage with startups and small-medium businesses to ensure value addition and growth. A team player with excellent communication and organisational skills.

$9.50 /hr
0 hours

Ravneet Kaur

Ravneet Kaur Agency Contractor

Experienced Accountant, Bookkeeper, Tax Consultant and Auditor

India - Tests: 2

Hello, I have over 8 years of progressive experience in Accounting, Bookkeeping, Financial Analysis and Auditing. If you’re looking for a professional who is an expert in using accounting software like Xero, Quickbooks, MYOB, you’ve come to the right person. I can offer a vast range of services to the clients from different countries, such as: - Bookkeeping - Individual Tax Returns Preparation - 1040 - Business Tax Returns Preparation - 1041, 1065, 1120, 1120s, 990 - Payroll Taxes/ Sales and Use Tax - Bank / Credit Card Reconciliation - Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receivable - Cash Flow / Budgeting / Depreciation - Financial Statements & Reports - Monthly, Quarterly, Year-End Review - Financial Analysis and Financial Modeling Why Should You Hire Me? - Vast professional experience working with business owners from various countries like US, UK, Canada and Australia and many more - Ability to offer accounting and bookkeeping services using Xero, Quickbooks, Sage, Peachtree, MYOB, Wave, Freshbooks, Zen Payroll, ProWorkFlow and other accounting software - Excellent written and spoken communication skills - Can work in a team or on my own - Will work confidently towards a targeted deadline - Good time management and organizational ability - Expert in using Dropbox, Evernote, Paypal, Online Bank Statements, Teamviewer, and other tools to view, upload, export and import documents and remotely connect to client’s PC

Associated with: Cogneesol Pvt Ltd

$8.00 /hr
0 hours

Jule Benemile

Jule Benemile Agency Contractor

IRS Enrolled Agent | Tax Advisor | Bookkeeping Consultant

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

Hello! My name is Jule and I provide tax preparation, audit representation, and bookkeeping services. I am an IRS Enrolled Agent, which means I have unlimited rights to represent clients before the IRS (like attorneys and CPAs). I am also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and I have a bachelors degree in accounting. I possess over a decade of experience in the accounting industry. Over the years, I've prepared thousands of tax returns for individuals and businesses alike. I've handled bookkeeping and financial reporting for many businesses and I routinely represent clients before the IRS to negotiate tax controversies. Simply put, I have a lot of experience and I know my stuff. I continually educate myself by honing my craft daily and staying current with the ever-changing tax laws. I pride myself in being good at what I do. If you have a tax or bookkeeping need, I'm your guy. Feel free to contact me and let's discuss ways to minimize your taxes and make your life easier!

Associated with: JJB Tax Group LLC

$100.00 /hr
0 hours