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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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Lucy Spencer

Lucy Spencer

Proofreading makes each first impression count

United States - Portfolio: 4

Take the language distractions out of your writing, and let the world see a clear view of who you are and what you want to say. I am a copyeditor and proofreader who cares about the success of small businesses. Whether we begin with your work or mine, I'll find the right words to introduce your best features and position your message online. Using the Internet, you have over six billion chances to make a great first impression. Make each one count every time.

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
26 hours

Melanie Kaneas

Melanie Kaneas

Accounting/Finance 20+ Yrs U.S. Experience

United States - Portfolio: 2

A CPA with an MBA in Finance, I have over 20 years US Corporate experience in all aspects of financial and administrative management. An analytical, strategic, insightful, client-focused, organized provider with attention to detail and eye on the big picture, I partner with clients to positively impact their business.

100% Job Success
$29.50 /hr
1,938 hours

Marz D.

Marz D.

Expert Writer, Editor, Translator, and Designer.

United States - Portfolio: 6

I have extensive experience in communications: writing, editing, translations (English to Polish, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Swedish), writing and marketing for social media, web management, web design, book reviews, writing study guides for CLEP and Dantes exams, writing about travel and preparing itineraries as well as extensive tour guides for various locations around the world, blog posts, etc. I have extensive knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, MLA Manual, AP Stylebook, and ISO 690. Topics I have written about include: the humanities, travel, religion, ethics, finances, politics, dating, book and movie reviews, comp lit, health, self-improvement, volunteering, cross-cultural working and personal relationships, diversity, foreign affairs, policy, non-profits, linguistics, etc.

81% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
64 hours

Carrie D.

Carrie D.

Well organized, reliable VA with many skills

Canada - Portfolio: 2

Feedback from a current client: "Just looking at the interviews and you are wonderful! I can't tell you how grateful I am to have you work on this for me. " I am a University Educated Registered Nurse with experience in translation, and transcription in English and French. I also provide voice recording for audio books as well as many other computer skills, including extensive experience with Microsoft office. I am reliable, efficient and work well with deadlines. Thank you for your consideration.

66% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
52 hours

Raymond Wilke

Raymond Wilke

Certified Assitant Office Manager and Trainer

Morocco - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

I'm a German native Assistant Manager of Office Communication, government certified so my skill proof you can only see in my Profile. I translate for more than 5 years texts in English French and German. My translations appear as published by native speakers. This I can allow myself to say, from experience, not only for years of translation work (on this Provider been a work). But also by long years abroad and thus daily contact use. The translation will be returned then in Word and PDF format and can be used as OpenOffice format upon request and without extras cost You can invite me also for bookkeeping (i can work on "Taxpool" program (German) compatible to all German Tax - Programs and or excel works; "I'll you open up new worlds with my pen !!! Good Book & copywriters are like terrorists, they kidnap people in there world. The ransom they get from the victims even in advance.

$8.00 /hr
768 hours

Tristen D.

Tristen D.

Versatile Project Manager and Tester

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

I love organizing. This love makes me an especially valuable administrative assistant. I am detail oriented and always looking for ways to simplify and streamline processes. In my effort to be efficient, I have consistently been given added responsibility in any position I held. I have been working in the computer software industry for 10 years. I have worked with both application programming and web programming. I have been involved in numerous ways including: software support, administrative support, project management, data conversion, software design and documentation, software testing, and many other facets. I also have experience in account payable, accounts receivable, payroll, utility billing, basic accounting, and overall office support.

$12.00 /hr
8 hours

Senita Doraine Flores

Senita Doraine Flores

Data Processing Specialist, Web Content Analyst, Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

Over the last years I have developed a wide range of data entry and data analysis and other administrative tasks using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, Google spreadsheets when I worked as a financial manager at Pacific Bay Insurance Agency and now adding another year as Web Content Analyst and Researcher; Virtual Assistant; and as a Bookkeeper. I also acquired basic accounting skills. I also have acquired skills with transcription especially with medical reports using express scribe and Microsoft Word. Recently acquired a few blogging skills using HTML for marketing real estate properties and also worked with property listings. Transferring videos from one website to another with auto parts with a former client. I also have experience on Amazon working with a drop shipping company. Verifying product listings and other data entry tasks needed. Creating T-Shirt campaigns via Teespring and then marketing them in social media sites particularly on Facebook, thus managing pages on Facebook. I have handled a variety of tasks working as a virtual assistant as mentioned above and more not yet mentioned. I am dependable, a fast learner, and very flexible.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
7,242 hours

Adnan Hayat

Adnan Hayat

Marketing/Social Media Expert, content/blog specialist , Office admin

Pakistan - Tests: 12

I am a Marketing and Social Media Strategist with 7 years of experience in online community management & campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ & more. My experience & skills help me craft a simple, strong, measurable, long-term strategy that brings you great results! - Social media strategy, audits & management - Editorial calendars - Content creation (blogs, website, social media) - Word press management. I embark on a strategic and creative approach to generate unique, effective and response-driven collateral; advertising, direct marketing, catalogs and integrated marketing solutions, maximizing effectiveness and efficiency of communications programs across target audiences. I focus on small and medium businesses that are looking to establish their online presence in the crowed. My prime objective is to see my client’s flourishing their business with my expertise and skills.

$7.00 /hr
33 hours

Laresa Superioridad

Laresa Superioridad Agency Contractor



Shalom! I am Laresa Superioridad an accounting graduate with 18 units education subject. My expertise runs in an accounting industry which tasks evolve in preparing financial statements, bank reconciliation, cash flow and budget preparation. I also have an experience in quick book program. Though my degree expresses more in financial transactions, it never stops there. I also have skills in writing especially feature and essay writing and have more desire to expound myself in an online world and it is my desire that brought me here. Furthermore, my experience in gathering teacher’s data encourages me to surf more experiences online that would enable me to enhance and gain more skills.

Associated with: AllisWell Outsourcing

$3.86 /hr
46 hours

Dimphy De Vaan

Dimphy De Vaan

NL- EN Bilingual. Eye for detail. Love for learning.

New Zealand - Tests: 7

Dutch is my native tongue. Living in New Zealand for 17+ yrs has given me the opportunity to further develop my English. Eager to learn, always do my best, might ask more questions, as I like to do a perfect job. Adult educator 10+yrs. (teaching NZQA accredited subjects) Team leader; setting up new project (10+ people) Design, Artist, making things look good Middenstandsdiploma (NL) English - Dutch language skills Spreadsheet skills, incl bookkeeping Strength: Work accurately, Motivator, Coach, Team player & Solo, Perfectionist, Time Management, eye for detail. Giving every project my best. To translate you need to have deep knowledge of both languages; Many things you cannot translate literally, as they will have a different meaning or make no sense. E.g. translating the Dutch sentence: ‘De kraan loopt’ would literally translate: ‘The tap walks’ instead of ‘The tap runs’. I love empowering people to become the best they can and want to be.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
1,797 hours