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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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Theresa Spillers

Theresa Spillers

Accounting/ Bookkeeping/ Spreadsheets/Data Entry

United States - Tests: 11

I am looking to obtain a position that will allow me to utilize my skills in Data Entry, Accounting, and Spreadsheets to their full potential to produce accurate, quality work for my employers in a time efficient manner. I am experienced and proficient in Quickbooks, Quickbooks Online, Freshbooks, Saasu, Quicken, Peachtree Accounting, Champion Accounting, MS Office (Excel, Power Point, Word, and Works). I have 20+ years experience working in an Accounting Office where my duties included A/R, A/P, Payroll, daily balancing of Bank Accounts and Reconciliation, and many other duties. I am also experienced in preparing Federal Income Tax Returns for individuals and small businesses. I completed my Accounting training in 2001 and immediately went to work in that area. I have also completed a Federal Tax Training program and have worked in that field as an Office Manager/Tax Preparer for one of the biggest Tax Service companies in the United States for 6 years and have since ventured out on my own with a small clientele that returns annually.

100% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
2,470 hours

Lilla L.

Lilla L.

Administrative Support, Translation and Bookkeeping

Hungary - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

I have been an oDesk-er for the last 3 years, mostly working on projects related to data-entry, web research, and other administrative tasks and some bookkeeping as well. I also have some experience in English to Hungarian translation. I am a really imaginative and creative person with keen eyes for details. My best features are that I am hardworking and I always aspire to the maximum. If you want to hire a reliable person then I am the best choice for you:) • Data entry • Document conversion • Web research • Customer service • Translation and Proofreading: English-Hungarian • Voice-over: Hungarian • Creative Writing - Articles, Blog posts, newsletters, website content: Hungarian • Social Media Management: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest...etc. • Bookkeeping/Accounting: bank reconciliations, invoicing etc. - using Xero Accounting Software • Managing inventory, creating blog posts, product pages etc. - using Shopify • Microsoft Office: - Word - Excel - Power Point • Adobe Photoshop • Xero Accounting • Shopify • Wordpress • Campaign Monitor • Sprout Social • Hootsuite

98% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
2,682 hours

Clementine B.

Clementine B.

Web Research/Web Scraping/Data Entry/Bookkeeping

Philippines - Tests: 5

I am a versatile worker. Willing to accept new challenges and very eager to learn to gain new experience. - Data Encoding - MS Word Document and Spreadsheet - MS Powerpoint - Translation from Filipino to English and vice versa - Dropbox - Web Research - Web Scraping - Data Mining - Google Document and Spreadsheet Entry - OneDrive Document and Spreadsheet Entry - Zendesk - Non-voice Customer Service (Email handling) - Lead Generation - Contact Finding - Cross-Checking Spreadsheet Files - Contact Verification - Accounting - Audit - Bookkeeping

100% Job Success
$4.00 /hr
4,493 hours

Virginia Gutierrez

Virginia Gutierrez Agency Contractor

virtual assistant,bookkeeping,research,administrative,clerical


I worked with Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corporation-Comptroller's Dept. for 15 years. I started from Gen. Clerk then Gen.Bookkeeper and later became an Officer-in-Charge. I did clerical job such as accepting and recording documents from different branches of the co. and from our clients;sorting and filing of documents;attending to telephone calls and typing internal memorandum and letters for the section. My tasks as a Bookkeeper are recording, analyzing and submitting to EDP section for data entry the source documents needed for billing our clients. As the Officer-in-Charge of the Revenue Accounting section, I supervised and assigned task to my subordinates and making it sure that their task are properly done and submitted on time. I attended several seminars and training and among these were: Basic Computer Operation,Customer Service, Basic Supervisory Training and Telephone Etiquette and Mannerisms. Having the skills,knowledge and experience I believe that I am the right person you are looking for. If given the chance, I can guarantee to provide you my excellent service.

Associated with: UpToDate Virtual Assistants, Diamond Virtual Assistants

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,171 hours

Rameez Siddiqi

Rameez Siddiqi Agency Contractor

QBO, Quickbooks & Xero Certified, Bookkeeper, Accountant, Bookkeeping

Pakistan - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

A certified Accounting Technichian and a Certified Chartered Accountant (UK) with experience of managing varied clients and providing different consultancy both at national and international level. Worked with one of Big 4 Chartered Accountancy firms "Ford Rhodes". Having over 5 years of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing experience. Expertise in - Quickbooks - Xero - Quickbooks Online - Myob - Sasu - Kashflow - Receipt Bank - Expensify - Financial Analysis - Tax planning - Business plans

Associated with: Rameez Siddiqi

99% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
2,260 hours

Leah P.

Reliable Data Entry, Administrative & Bookkeeping Service Provider

Canada - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

I have worked as an office assistant for 3 years and over 10 years experience with computers as a programmer/operator. I am currently working as a bookkeeper for over 3 years now using QuickBooks. I am seeking opportunities to apply my bookkeeping qualifications and skills to contribute towards the success of the company which will give me a chance to grow professionally in this field but also help in the efficient running of the organization.

$12.00 /hr
1,291 hours

GAAP Outsourcing

GAAP Outsourcing

QB,CT600,UK accounts,UK VAT for Amazon sellers

Pakistan - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

A ONE STOP SOLUTION FOR ANY SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES FOR THEIR ACCOUNTANCY NEEDS.........AN AGGRESSIVELY GROWING SMALL ACCOUNTING TEAM TO CATER YOUR ACCOUNTANCY NEEDS AS PER YOUR BUDGET.. We are a team of professionally qualified and experienced accountants providing services in accountancy and business as a whole.We have many years experience working as back office to accountancy practices and accountancy businesses in UK.Our expertise include but not limited to: 1.Bookkeeping with any accountancy software. 2.VAT Returns 3.Year end accounts 4.Management Accounts 5.Business services 6.A/R,A/P,Bank Reconciliations 7.A/R and A/P Management 8.Accounting and Finance Reporting 9.Business Consultancy/advisory for small and medium enterprises and other finance, accountancy and business services.

100% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
4,759 hours

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

Konstantinos P.

Konstantinos P.

Expert in Translations, Sales and Marketing

Greece - Tests: 1

My name is Konstantinos. I am a postgraduate student in Business Administration. I am 26 years of age, currently looking for new ways to make an income. I am currently unemployed, following a 2 year spell with one of the biggest telecommunication companies in Greece, working as a sales agent. I can speak and write in English fluently, and my German are... so und so. This time of the year I'm running a website that was created with the major help of a friend of mine, which content includes guides and other news for the famous online game League of Legends, written in Greek language.

$5.00 /hr
0 hours

Alicia Fernandez

Alicia Fernandez


United States - Tests: 6

An independent contractor with over 10 years of experience with bookkeeping, accounting, data entry and customer services. I am available 40+ hours a week to assist with your financial needs Mon-Fri and on weekends, if the need arises. I am a hard worker and always willing to learn new things to expand my knowledge to better myself both personally and professional.

95% Job Success
$12.22 /hr
243 hours