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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 4.55.

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  1. Kaila Sharlene Bedural

    Kaila Sharlene Bedural

    VA, Web Analyst, SEO, Research/Data Entry, Social Media, Transcription

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 24 - Portfolio: 11

    I am aiming to be one of the best contractors here in oDesk, offering clients high quality work at reasonable cost. I am always looking for opportunities to learn new things. Equipped with knowledge and skills, I am willing to share what I can do in the fields of research work, data entry, blogging, social media marketing, SEO, receipt transcription and customer support services. Quality output is always guaranteed! SKILLS SET: ENGLISH: -Can write quality articles. -Can get information from various sources: academic publications, online publications, interpret statistics and identify accurate information -Good verbal communication skills, can converse freely with foreign clients COMPUTER: -Can use both MAC and Windows OS -Knowledgeable in office tools -Can customize, troubleshoot computer settings and install programs INTERNET: -Knowledgeable in keyword/ internet research -Can set-up WordPress sites -Can set-up domain and hosting -Can use Google Suite: Apps, Analytics, Sites and Webmaster Tools -Can use and manage client social media accounts for business purposes -Knows basic HTML: text formatting, framing, images, meta-tagging and URL tracking -Can learn how to use new online tools and platforms through self-study and video tutorials -Can create user accounts on any site as long as it is not IP restricted -Search Engine Optimization (white-hat, black-hat, gray-hat) -Knowledgeable in Buzzstream: from scraping, importing, filtering and email outreach -Has done back-linking on forums, blogs and other high-PR sites -Knows how to index sites using Google Webmaster Tools -Use meta-tagging on images, videos and other contents -Knows the importance of keywords and how to use them -Can transcribe receipt/invoices and audio files -Can handle proper moderation of images -Knows about e-Commerce using Magento: managing products through Magento admin panel, updating product information, uploading images, etc. -Can use Relenta for CRM (Customer Relationship Management) MANAGEMENT: -Can manage teams of VA’s -Handled recruitment, training, client paring, payroll and general accounting for home based teams MARKETING & BUSINESS PROCESS: -Can emulate prescribed internet marketing models as prescribed by clients. -Can create original business plans, marketing plans and sales forecasts as well as manage its implementation.

    $8.00 /hr
    6,239 hours
    4.07
  2. Povl Larsen

    Povl Larsen

    Researcher, Writer, Design Process Consultant & Bookkeeper

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    BA(Hons) degree in 3-Dimensional Design MSc in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Cranfield PhD in the development of a methodology to aid in the company wide evaluation of new manufacturing tools, techniques and technologies. ICB Cert in Bookkeeping I have over 40 publications, twelve in International Academic Journals, the rest in e-journals, conference proceedings, trade magazines and newsletters. Consequently, I have excellent authoring, proof reading and copy-editing skills acquired through practical application. For my freelance work I also employ software to ensure grammar and proofreading for specific purposes is appropriate. I also use online plagiarism checkers. The use of Word's Track Changes enables clients to see the changes I have made and the use of Comment Boxes explains why I have made the changes. I have six years Academic research experience on Success Factors in Business, such as, Business Planning in SMEs, Strategic Planning in High-growth Medium-sized Enterprises, and Integrated Design and Accounting in Manufacturing and Service Sector Businesses. Followed by ten years of Academic research into New Product Development, Innovation Management, Wearable Technologies and the Use of Digital Technologies in the Craft Sector. I have 12 years experience as owner-manager of own business full-time and 25 years part-time requiring self-discipline, commitment, excellent organisational skills, business planning and financial acumen. I have six years experience of bookkeeping for charities and 30 years of preparing the accounts for my own businesses. I am a Qualified Bookkeeper with a qualification from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (UK). I am qualified in Sage 50 Computerised Bookkeeping to Advanced Level. Website creation and content writing for own businesses; www.povl.co.uk and www.drpovllarsen.com. Also content and web administration of www.ksa-uk.net

    $44.44 /hr
    217 hours
    4.77
  3. Lindsay Myers

    Lindsay Myers

    Consultant / Contract COO, CFO

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    SUMMARY: Consultant and professional writer with CFO and Director level experience with large health systems - hospitals, large multi-specialty physician groups, hospices, home health, and FQHCs. QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degrees with honors (3.9 GPA) in both Business Administration and Public Health, Bachelors in Financial Management with a minor in economics from U.S. regionally accredited institutions. 15 years of experience in Business Intelligence, Decision Support, Revenue Cycle, Financial Analysis, and Strategic Planning. TYPES OF PROJECTS Service line development plans * feasibility studies * business plans * outsourced decision support * pro forma financials * revenue cycle * process improvement * financial analysis * market analysis and market research * departmental restructuring WORK SAMPLES: Due to rampant theft of custom templates and proprietary information, I only provide redacted/ PDF samples of business plans, market analysis, etc. (serious inquiries only). Samples of my writing are public and posted below. RATES: Consulting: $100/ hour (remote); $150/hour (on site); professional and academic writing $45/hour (I provide project estimates and cap the billable hours)

    $138.89 /hr
    59 hours
    4.99
  4. Mazharul Islam

    Mazharul Islam

    Professional Lead Generator, LinkedIn, Web Researcher and CRM Expert

    Bangladesh - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    If you expect the best then you need to hire the best and I feel that describes me. To obtain a responsible and challenging position where I can maximize employer satisfaction. I am proud to showcase my skills in ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, WEB RESEARCH, DATA ENTRY, LEAD GENERATION, LINKEDIN, CUSTOMER SUPPORT. I am eager to learn new skills and take on new challenges, and provide my clients realistic production delivery dates I want to establish a good working relationship with all buyers and also to my co-providers. As a provider, I am very committed to providing fast and quality turn around and look forward to having a long professional relationship with my clients/buyer. I take pride in my work and deliver tailored services to meet all the clients needs and specifications. Summary of Experience: --------------------------------------- ==>Technical Support Specialist Remote support/ linktrust.com/ cpatank.com/ blameads.com/ check broken links etc. ==> Web Research General research/ Market research/ Internet research/ Medical research etc. ==> Software Expertise MS Word / Excel / Access / Outlook / PowerPoint / Publisher / Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator/ Geo Edge/ Dropbox ==> Marketing Constant Contact strategies and designs/ Mailchimp design/ Social media Marketing/ Facebook marketing/ Email marketing etc. ==> Others --Restaurant --Real Estate --Yelp --Yellowpage --Google docs --Crm --Photography --Youtube --Google apps --Google Adwords --HTML --Web scraping, etc. I am looking to use these skills to grow my experience and knowledge. I am most interested in solving "unsolvable" problems, and implementing solutions that are usually considered outside of the box.

    $3.33 /hr
    2,249 hours
    4.91
  5. Sharol rose A.

    Sharol rose A.

    Data Entry/Web Research/Admin Support/Bookkeeping/Powerpoint Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an accounting professional with an Associates’ degree in Accounting and seven (7) years of experience as Accountant/Bookkeeper. I keep track of invoices, balance ledgers, and submit all tax forms. I am incredibly organized and detail oriented with a keen ability to handle many tasks at a time. I am familiar and comfortable with computer use and most popular software programs including the majority of accounting packages like Xero, Quickbooks and Peachtree. My knowledge of accounting practices is solid and I am a whiz with numbers. Previous employers and clients have praised my ability to catch errors easily saving them much time money and frustration. I also have eight (8) years of experience as Sales Executive where my charge includes sales promotion and marketing. I developed accounts from cold calls to ongoing repeat-customer relationships with high-profile customers and after-sales support.

    $5.00 /hr
    199 hours
    4.73
  6. Mariam Ahmed Malik

    Mariam Ahmed Malik

    Dedicated Web Searcher & Passionate Virtual Assistant

    Pakistan - Last active: 6 days ago - Portfolio: 9

    I am very good at web searching. I can search a lot of things in it.In my free time I do a lot of researches on Google. My exploring skills are very good. I can do data entry efficiently and effectively. I can also do certain marketing things. I am able to do marketing research as well as analyze different data through SPSS. I can work as a virtual assistant. I am a good listener. I also manage different projects in my university.strong command over MS Office. I did my matriculation in 2010 with science as a major subject. But later in college I selected mathematics, statistic and economics as my major subject because I had more interest in these subjects. I passed my metric as well as college in first divisions. Currently am doing my BBA (Hons) from Institute of Management Sciences. I am enrolled in 3rd semester with partial scholarship. I like to watch movies, listen to music and facebooking. I am more active on Facebook as compared to Twitter and LinkedIn. I like making friends. I like biryani in desi food. I also like pizza.

    $3.00 /hr
    116 hours
    4.89
  7. Muhammad Shazzad Khan

    Muhammad Shazzad Khan

    Expert Virtual Assistant

    Bangladesh - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 4

    Highly experienced and professional Virtual Assistant with a variety of skills. I am efficient at handling any business/organization (especially the Administrative part) according to instructions. I always try to meet deadlines and if possible try to finish earlier. I have extensive experience in the following categories- Virtual Assistant, Internet Research, PowerPoint presentation/presentation-design, Data Entry, Social Media Marketing(Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/You-tube), E-mail Marketing, Amazon/eBay-listing-writing, HR Management, Bookkeeping, Creative Writing, Article Writing, Content writing. I have adequate knowledge about- MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and Google Docs. I am an Honest, Efficient, Hard working, Educated, Quick learner & Punctual Freelancer. I am looking for opportunities, where I can utilize my skills. "Proper Skills+Adequate Experience+Best Effort = Maximum Satisfaction of Client''

    $4.00 /hr
    22 hours
    5.00
  8. John Muraguri

    John Muraguri

    SEO content writer

    Kenya - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am John Muraguri a skilled creative writer. I am skilled in content writing, transcribing, editing, rewriting and article writing. I have vast experience and knowledge in accounting, mathematics and Economics/ business. I can deliver quality, unique and timely articles. I have an experience in writing numerous articles as an independent freelancer. I am seeking to write short and essay articles on website content, blogs, press release and product reviews among others . I am also competent in seo writing

    $5.56 /hr
    24 hours
    4.92
  9. Stefanie Blei

    Stefanie Blei

    Translator /proof-reader

    Singapore - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 3

    I am a German native speaker offering translation service from English to German. I am educated on university level in German and English, so I am fluent in both languages. Working for a German company in an English-speaking environment, I am responsible for bilingual internal and external communication. This includes bilingual text creation as well as translation from English to German and vice versa. I am offering business writing in both, German and English as well as translations and general business services.

    $9.00 /hr
    78 hours
    4.62
  10. Coreene Daphne Ancheta

    Coreene Daphne Ancheta

    FinanceAnalyst,CostAccountant,MgmtAnalyst, Professional Writer, Editor

    Philippines - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 3

    Having been trained by a prestigious school and graduated with honors (Cum Laude in Management Accounting), I have developed various skills in accounting and financial management. Furthermore, I was able to improve my skills in office management, human resource management, and financial management when I was given the opportunity to manage an internet cafe business and a dating site. In addition to this, I was a professional management Analyst of a Real Estate agency (directly reporting to the Senior Executive Vice President for Finance. Currently, I am a professional Finance Analyst of a multi-national company tasked to do monthly variance analysis, create payroll forecasting and planning in coordination with the company's leadership team, monthly closing activities, and research activities for sound financial business decisions. Right now, I am seeking opportunities to help businesses in all their professional needs. I am also an experienced writer, editor, proofreader, and copywriter. I do comprehensive researches to support what I write. I always write passionately no matter what the topic is. I am an expert on lifestyle writing, finance writing, creative writing, and blog article writing. With such passion, I have won several competitions and given numerous awards.

    $10.00 /hr
    1,737 hours
    3.99