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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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Accounting Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.65.

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  1. Golam Azam

    Golam Azam

    Expert -Accounting, QBO, Business-Writing & Financial Analysis

    Bangladesh - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 22 - Portfolio: 9

    ""Perfect Service for Perfect Client at Perfect Time"" I'm an MBA (Accounting & Information Systems) with 5 years experience in a well reputed local firm as an accountant. I have latest technology devices and high speed broad band internet connection to provide quality project. My English proficiency is stronger than you need. My Best Qualities:- <MS Excel> <Data Analysis> <Business Writing> <Business Plan Writing> <Business Modeling> <Report Writing> <Accounting Software - Intruit- QuickBooks, Tally, PeachTree, FreeAgent> <Bookkeeping> <Accounting> <Financial Analysis> <Financial Modeling> <Financial Planing> < Financial Forecasting> <Business Process Re-engineering> <Virtual Assistant> <E-mail Handling> <Internet Research> <My Accounting qualities> Bookkeeping Account Receivable Management, Account Payable Management, Inventory Management, General Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Management Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis. My service will provide greater quality and consume little time to complete your project. Thank You!

    $10.00 /hr
    87 hours
    4.98
  2. Amanda D.

    Amanda D.

    Nonprofit Professional skilled in strategy and general business ops

    United States - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    Writing has always been my passion; somehow, I've been lucky enough to find a way to fold it into my work. My ability to speak in the voice of the audience, as well as the voice of the brand, has led to success in grant writing, social media marketing and content planning. After an inspiring volunteer experience, I started working for a progressive nonprofit that both accepted, and fostered my desire for an entrepreneurial approach to nonprofit management. I bring almost a decade of experience, enthusiasm, and passion for the world of nonprofit. My projects range from short-term to long-term, and I am also a skilled strategy consultant. My motto has always been "nonprofit at heart, entrepreneurial in spirit." My own personal mission is to leave an organization in better shape than I found it. So far, so good! Specialties: 1) Grant Research, Writing & Reporting: - Research and build prospect database - Draft letter's of inquiry (LOI's) - Prepare grant proposals (RFP's) 2) Program build-out: - Narrative drafting - Outcome analysis and development - Volunteer recruitment & management 3) Fundraising & Development: - Strategic plan development - Craft and prepare fundraising strategy - Corporate Sponsorship/CSR program development - Third-party event management - Marketing and public relations 4) Website Development: - Content planning - Site design (via enduser-friendly Wix) 5) Accounting & Bookkeeping: - Budget planning: operating & programmatic - General Bookkeeping: QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Online 6) Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Having maintained leadership roles in high-level positions, I am also skilled resume and cover letter writing. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I put the mission of the organization first and foremost,which makes me flexible and efficient.

    $38.89 /hr
    253 hours
    5.00
  3. Faisal Javed

    Faisal Javed Agency Contractor

    Investor Ready Business Plans and Pitch Decks

    Pakistan - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 21

    QUICK OVERVIEW: * Over 7 years of progressive experience in writing business plans, pitch books, financial projections/analysis, and accounting. * Expertise lies in the preparation of investor-ready business plans, immigration business plans, venture capital business plans, and business plans for internal assessment/feasibility purposes. * Worked with high net worth individuals and companies generating a multimillion-dollar turnover per annum or seeking as much as $300 million in start-up funding. * 100% customer satisfaction backed by a unique oDesk Money Back Guarantee on hourly contracts, meaning you will get your money back from oDesk in case of dissatisfaction. * 98.8% positive reviews on oDesk. * Highly recommended business plan writer by previous customers * IBISWorld industry research reports are available for US-based companies, which is a highly reputable source for collecting industry statistics and trusted by private investors, bankers, and venture capitalists. IBISWorld charges $950 per industry report that you will get included in your business plan free of cost. * Offering free branding (logo) services to start-up entrepreneurs requesting business plan and pitch deck together. * Use of royalty free images in the business plan and pitch book that you can even publicize on your website, flyers, social media, and other promotional materials. * Free business plan review available! * Ranked 1st in the Business Plan test among over 9,000 test takers, by achieving 100% score. The test result is visible on the profile. Ranked among the top 10% or 20% successful test takers in all other relevant tests. * Sophisticated and appealing designs for business plans and pitch decks to inspire your prospective investors and other stakeholders. * Willing to sign an NDA to provide maximum protection to your business model and commercial interests. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: Faisal has over 7 years of progressive experience in writing award-winning business plans, investor pitch books, marketing plans, new business development, business coaching, market research, industry analysis, branding, pricing, financial analysis, corporate accounting and management consulting fields. A savvy start-up business planner and strategist, Faisal commenced his professional career back in 2007 when he secured his first employment in Comprehensive Business Consultant, Islamabad, Pakistan as an Assistant Auditor. He accelerated his professional career further in accounting and financial analysis fields by joining SNL Financial as Financial Analyst in 2009, a leading financial data providing firm located in the US. Acknowledging his tireless efforts and dedication to work, he was promoted to Coverage Analyst role later in 2011 where he continued to serve the organization for another one year. At the beginning of 2012, Faisal combined his business acumen and vast experience and founded his own business plan writing firm, Aceplans. Being a business plan writer and project manager at Aceplans, he has worked with over 130 start-up companies. Most of them were from the US, Canada and Australia, and helped them in preparing business plans, business strategies, operational plans, marketing strategies, and financial projections. I am looking forward to meeting you and discussing your startup business idea and needs. So what are you waiting for? Contact me today and let's start working on your business plan right away! WORK SAMPLE: Please review two business plans and one investor proposal samples by visiting the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ozdcxc316wfcem1/Business%20Plan%20Samples.pdf WHAT MY BUSINESS PLAN WILL INCLUDE? Please download and review the table of contents that I normally follow to prepare a business plan. The final business plan could have slightly different contents based on your actual requirements. https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc9zqm59wpdxcza/Table%20of%20Contents.pdf?dl=0

    Groups: Lisnagol | DIRECT™, Outright.com

    Associated with: Bright Outsourcer

    $50.00 /hr
    2,145 hours
    4.96
  4. Tyler F.

    Tyler F.

    Professional Business Planning & Consultation

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    To Help Businesses Meet Their Goals Desired Projects Include: * Business Plan Writing (Top 20% via Odesk) * Business Research * Leads and Prospect Lists (see example in portfolio) * Helping Businesses Raise Capital * Bookkeeping * Marketing * Advertising * Business Consulting (Top 20% via Odesk) * Banking * Financial Advisory * Mergers and Acquisitions. * Entrepreneurial Activities * Global Strategy * Creative Writting Formalized Work and Experience: Commercial Lending w/ Active Management of a Loan Portfolio . Can provide reconciliation service as needed, which includes quick books and book keeping via excel. Provided consultative services to retail and business banking clients by understanding the goals of each and offering personal financial advice to meet their needs. Guided current homeowners through the process of refinancing a mortgage, by helping clients to understand interest rates and loan repayment options. Enhanced interpersonal skills by utilizing cold calling initiatives to create relationships with prospective mortgage clients. Developed goals and incentives for production employees in order to increase production efficiencies and individual employee compensation using controlled time & motion studies at two facilities in MD and PA. Developed a capital asset inventory program of all plant machinery and furnishings which was submitted to corporate headquarters. Education: University of Maryland University College Masters Degree in Business Administration. McDaniel College Bachelor of Arts; Major in Business Administration

    $29.99 /hr
    378 hours
    4.98
  5. Marina Kantanoleon

    Marina Kantanoleon

    Translation, English teaching, Voice- over services

    Greece - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a native Greek licensed teacher of English and also aGreek university graduate in Economics. Since 1994 I've been working in a private foreign language school, where I am also the director of English language studies. In addition, I have been carrying out translation assignments from English to Greek and vice versa such as documents, manuals, leaflets, press releases, articles, certificates etc which cover a wide range of topics (economic ,scientific, technical,sports, social, linguistic,travelling, web content). At the start of my career, I worked in an SA company as an assistant accountant where I was also responsible for international correspondence and transactions. I am a very organised, hardworking and reliable person as well as a fast worker and I guarantee that I will work to the best of my ability to get a job done.

    $15.00 /hr
    106 hours
    4.95
  6. Ricardo Ferreira

    Ricardo Ferreira

    Data Entry, Excel and Word expert and English - Portuguese translation

    Portugal - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 8

    I have good English skills, great experience with MS Excel and Word (over fifteen years). I also have several years of experience in Accountancy, so my accuracy on data-entry is very high. It's not my area of expertise, but I've done some small jobs of English to Portuguese translation. I'm hard worker and methodical and I will do anything to finish my works on time.

    $10.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.83
  7. Muhammad Arslan Rafique

    Muhammad Arslan Rafique

    Chartered Certified Accountant

    United Arab Emirates - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I have been working as Corporate Accountant. The responsibilities include the following: - Understanding of the entity’s business keeping in view industry risk profile and operating environment. - Identification and analysis of key business risk and financial risk factors affecting the entity. - Supervision and execution of all accounting functions including AP/AR Aging, employee compensation/benefits, financial reporting, financial management and budgeting. Financial statement analysis – - Analysis of core business profitability i.e. sales volumes, product mix, product pricing, cost structures and expense analyses. - Evaluation of capital structure, debt mix and pricing, repayment pattern, cash flow analysis, debt/interest coverage, working capital management. Financial modelling and forecasting – - Development of entity specific financial models to project income statement, cash flows and coverage. - Bench-marking of client’s critical financial performance indicators against standard criteria and peers. - Prepared scoring model to assign ratings to clients in Power sector. - Assessment and evaluation of organizational structure, systems and controls, risk management framework, corporate governance and sponsor’s financial profile. - Evaluation of business plans and risk management strategy of entity vis-à-vis key risk factors. - Coordination and liaison with client’s top management. - Continuous monitoring of client and industry developments together with financial performance. - Preparation of credit rating proposal, detailed rating report and press release.

    $20.00 /hr
    83 hours
    4.90
  8. Saidur R.

    Saidur R.

    Wordpress WooCommerce OpenCart Administrative Task

    Bangladesh - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

    RESULTS- I give proven results on oDesk time and time again. SAFETY of your work is guaranteed. SAVE MONEY with me. I always give my best. I have the qualities to complete your job quickly and accurately. I focus on building a good client - contractor relationship which will be of mutual benefit. I take every job as a challenge. I believe in quality not quantity. NOW! Send me your work, I will complete it today.

    $7.78 /hr
    382 hours
    4.98
  9. Tammy Sexton

    Tammy Sexton

    Small Business and Startup Accountant

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 10

    With over 20 years experience in accounting and over 5 years as a business owner I know I would be a valuable asset to any company. My experience has been both inward to the operating level and outward to the financial level. My core competency lies in adhering to GAAP and management. I also have some experience in the following areas: website development, marketing, e-commerce, administration, and in various other areas.

    $16.67 /hr
    2,861 hours
    4.52
  10. Christina s. F.

    Christina s. F.

    Strategic and Creative HR & Communications Professional

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 7

    Dear Recruiters: I possess over twenty (20) years of professional interdisciplinary experience within a variety of industries in human resources, finance and accounting, writing and editing, research and analysis, project management, operations management, legal compliance, marketing and more. I have been self-employed and employed as a W2 employee as well which has provided me with a very strong foundation for consultancy work. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies, several specialized certificates and am well versed with a myriad of complicated US federal and CA state laws. I adapt very easily and am able to move from one project/area to another with little to no notice dependent on priority. I have worked at the senior management level in HR and possess hands-on, in-depth experience in life cycle recruiting, employee benefits, compensation, policies and procedures, employee and labor relations (includes union contract negotiations, grievances and arbitration), organizational changes, employee training, HRIS and payroll systems management, required and ad hoc reporting, EEO/AA, diversity initiatives, employee development and more. I have invaluable experience with highly sensitive and confidential employment issues and am an unbiased individual in workplace situations. I also have a great deal of experience in accounting, including but not limited to general bookkeeping, fund accounting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, general ledger, required and ad hoc reporting, spreadsheet production, taxes and other related filings. Related areas of expertise include serving as fiduciary to fiscally manage over $25M in retirement assets and includes 5500 and other related financial reporting. I possess valuable audit experience and have participated in and successfully passed Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service audits. I have served as a paralegal providing legal research and analyses, document production and redrafting (contracts, LLC formations/filings, MOUs, credit matters, motions/pleadings, corporation/stocks, employment and consulting contracts, and more), benchmarking and other varied legal responsibilities. My technical writing skills may be evidenced in the University of California 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan, where I served as lead researcher and author. I also have produced hundreds of written communications ranging from policies and procedures, FAQs, technical documents, academic papers and other written materials covering a broad scope of subject matter and topics. I am a trusted business partner and I practice honesty, truth, discretion and ethical conduct in all that I do. I strive to develop and maintain professional credibility and respect with my colleagues. I recognize the value of listening and collecting information when responding to others. I strongly believe in and practice positive people relations. I have a great deal of experience working independently as well as collaboratively. I possess a wider variety of skills than I am able to include in this description. I have experience ensuring the provision of superior customer service in a wide variety of settings; in marketing and advertising; in liaising with a wide variety of individuals; in providing various other operational responsibilities; and more. Robert Half International has recently rated me as "Expert" in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. I am highly efficient -- yet careful and thorough -- across the broad spectrum of project management. I offer prospective clients/employers an invaluable combination of up-to-date, varied professional experience coupled with demonstrated business skills. I have consistently received excellent feedback from clients and employers and I am an expert multitasker who knows which priorities are priorities and I strictly maintain my timelines and deadlines with accuracy. Thank you for taking the time to review my credentials. I am confident that you will find my experience and skills to be highly beneficial to you and your organization. Very truly yours, Christie Farren

    $50.00 /hr
    345 hours
    4.50