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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 Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.53.

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  1. Lindsey E.

    Lindsey E.

    Legal Consultant with J.D.

    United States - Last active: 6 months ago - 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
    5.00
  2. Jun R.

    Jun R.

    top 5% oDesk contractor award for 2013, expert researcher, paralegal,

    Philippines - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Delivering finished projects with excellent quality, always on time and at a very reasonable rate. With extensive work experience in insurance casualty adjustment, administration, experienced paralegal, property & project management, procurement & materials management, recruitment & personnel administration, liaison & coordination, data encoding, proofreading, accounting, very good negotiation and excellent research skills. Prospective clients will find that my skills compliment each other. I can also assist clients/investors who want to locate and open their business here in the Philippines by processing their business registration with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Board of Investments (BOI), local government units (LGUs) and other government entities such as the Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth, Pag IBIG Fund, etc. Can assist in the registration of trademark or patent applications with the Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPO), and process passport applications with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), can draft and prepare legal contracts and documents, and a host of other services for investors wanting to promote their business in the Philippines.

    $11.11 /hr
    7,189 hours
    4.80
  3. Cathy T.

    Cathy T.

    Bookkeeper / Freelancer / Executive & Administrative Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 22 days ago - 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.

    $3.50 /hr
    410 hours
    4.43
  4. Aamir Butt

    Aamir Butt

    Accountant and Microsoft Excel Wizard

    Pakistan - Last active: 18 hours ago - 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

    $16.67 /hr
    188 hours
    4.68
  5. Debbie H.

    Debbie H.

    J.D. / Business Admin / QuickBooks

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - 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.

    $19.00 /hr
    1,780 hours
    5.00
  6. JOMER JIMENEZ

    JOMER JIMENEZ Agency Contractor

    Word & Excel Macro Expert, Data Analysts, Accounting

    Philippines - Last active: 08/13/2013 - 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 (http://www.absoluteserv.com) 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
    4.75
  7. Marc Bueno

    Marc Bueno

    Experienced on law, accounting and clerical work

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

    I am a graduate of Accountancy from a Saint Louis University, Baguio City, and a student of Law fro, the same school, I employed as a Clerk at a National Government Agency for the past 6 years as a clerk. I am experienced with both the accounting and law fields, specially with the clerical side of things. I have knowledge on Microsoft excel, word, and other word processors. I am fluent in English, Tagalog, and the Ilocano dialect. I am organized, and willing to learn. I hope to be part of your team.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  8. Umair S.

    Umair S.

    Accountant/ Bookkeeper/ Tax Consultant

    Pakistan - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 7

    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.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  9. Rachelle Cole

    Rachelle Cole

    Administrative Consultant - Virtual Assistance

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

    My time helps to save your time. I specialize in email management, bill pay and invoicing, travel/meeting arrangements, calendar/ time management, customers/client relations, and much more. Having an educational background in criminal justice, and experience in the administrative consulting for the past 5 years, I dedicate my time and hard work to help others succeed.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  10. Ravneet Kaur

    Ravneet Kaur Agency Contractor

    Experienced Accountant, Bookkeeper, Tax Consultant and Auditor

    India - Last active: 18 hours ago - 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

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00