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  1. Filip Moussievski

    Filip Moussievski

    University student and an aspiring entrepreneur.

    Bulgaria - Tests: 2

    I am a student in King's College London obtaining a degree in BSc Business Management. I've had previous work experiences in logistics, accounting and management, as well as involvement in school projects for economics and politics. I have interests in entrepreneurship and business and I am looking for jobs to enrich my knowledge in these areas. I believe that my career in education and my work experiences provided me with excellent skills in communication, writing and problem solving.

    $15.00 /hr
    15 hours
  2. Aileen R.

    Aileen R.

    Accountant / Bookkeeping / Typing / Encoding / Excel / Word

    United Arab Emirates - Tests: 3

    Having typing skills and working in the corporate world for almost 11 years now, I am capable enough to provide quality and efficient work results. I have an experience in Accounting Software as well such as ACCPAC and Tally ERP. Currently my job position requires me to encode in an accounting software sales data from branch offices. And monthly generate financial reports for the use of management. In the previous companies I have worked with, I had the chance to fully utilize the MS Excel for creating Invoices, Sales Reports and other presentation needed by the management. Not only MS Excel but I have also experience in for MS Word, Powerpoint and PDF files. It would be a great pleasure to work with you if given the chance.

    $5.56 /hr
    829 hours
  3. Rodney Laughlin

    Rodney Laughlin

    Experienced Management & Financial Accountant

    Australia - Tests: 1

    Rodney brings over 15 years experience in business management, accounting, human resource management, payroll, social media management and administration. He has a Bachelor of Business Majoring in Accounting from Griffith University. Rodney has a wealth of knowledge and has a passion for helping businesses improve their operational processes and efficiencies.

    $15.00 /hr
    16 hours


    Certified Public Accountant

    Philippines - Tests: 2

    • With basic experience in Bookkeeping, Taxation and Internal Auditing • Understands business processes and documentations • Attentive to details with a practical approach to problem solving • Trained in a fast-pace and multi-tasking environments • Goal and results oriented • Computer literate and with good communication skills, oral and written • Enjoys being part of a successful and productive team and thrives in highly pressurized and challenging work environments.

    $4.44 /hr
    2,628 hours
  5. Frank B.

    Frank B.

    Experienced business consultant

    United Kingdom

    I am a former management consultant/investment banker for 7 years now turned entrepreneur. I am able to successfully apply my professional skills learned in a corporate environment to a dynamic and agile environment such as startups and young businesses. My approach comprises a diverse toolkit which combines the best aspects of Lean Startup, most popular Marketing and Sales methodologies, Corporate Finance, common sense and street smarts. Some areas I can help with, if you: # have a fantastic idea but you wonder how to validate the potential and turn it into a proper business? # struggle to put down your idea on paper and convince others of the large potential? # are interested in business development programmes (such as accelerators) but you don't know which ones are worth going after? # are looking to raise funds but you don't where from, how the process works and what kind of presentations you have to prepare? # have got a business plan and a pitch presentation in place but need objective and critical review? # need advise on how to pitch your business more effectively? # are up and running but struggle to take the next step and grow? I already advised several companies in the past (references available upon request) and am looking forward to new clients and new challenges. I am reliable, competent and I truly care about what I am doing.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Manish Talwar

    Manish Talwar



    A Finance, Controlling & IT Professional MBA with over 19 years of International work experience across the value-chain at Multi-National Corporations with specialized and deep SAP knowledge across various Modules including FI/CO/COPA, SD, PS, PP and MM. Holding an MBA and diploma in Business Finance. Fluent in English, Hindi and level B1 in German. Consulting Corporate Finance Finance and Controlling Supply Chain SCM Strategy Management Consulting Business Development SAP ERP

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Yumei Ho

    Yumei Ho

    Freelance Consultant (CPA)/financial report translation is provided

    Taiwan - Tests: 2

    I have been working for Big Four accounting firms in transaction service and audit for more than 8 years and is a consultant with Resources Global Professionals. Even I'm new at oDesk, I have variety of consulting experiences for international corporations for many years. ( including related translation services) My main experiences are consulting, financial due diligence and audit and corporate accounting: Consulting Experience - worked with Resources Global Professionals (RGP) as a consultant and engaged in the projects in financial industries and IT industry. Due Diligence ( Merger & Acquisition) - worked at Big Four Accounting firms and engaged in financial due diligence projects (merger and acquisition); assisted Partners in Far East Area and worked with other Far East Area team members either remotely or face to face for cross-border transactions; Led managers and senior associates in Far East Area with directions of determining key business drivers and analyzed the historical operating performance; Suggested incorporation of findings into client’s valuation and/or purchase and sale agreement, provided other negotiating points from different angles; The major projects including: 1. IPO Projects and Financial Reporting Projects - HSBC 2. AIG Taiwan Deal - Primus Pacific Partners (HK) Limited 3. MetLife Taiwan Deal -Sony Life 4. Natural Beauty Bio-Technology Limited - Carlyle Asia Investment Advisors Limited 5.Valuation on Selected Commercial Credit of Cosmos Bank - GE Capital Asia investment Holdings BV 6. Domino's Pizza Taiwan Deal - Regent Taipei Hotel Corporate Accounting - worked at an European group in financial industry and engaged several major projects including IFRS adoption, new quarterly financial reporting packages in both IFRS, French GAAP and Solvency II and several projects to assist actuarial department for their further analysis. - worked at a property management company in the U.S. and managed financial statements for more than 12 clients.

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Thierno Diallo

    Thierno Diallo

    Independent Consultant

    United States - Tests: 2

    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY • A Dynamic business professional with 10+ years of Accounting, Business Operations Management, Financial Planning & Analysis, Intepreting &Translation experience with strong interest in Quantitative Finance (Optimization and Risk management ) • Education: Certificate in Quantitative Finance (Expected: 12/2014), Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting • Previous Employers: Madina Consulting Services LLC, Convergys Corp., Duke Energy Corp., Quebecor World, Inc. • Computer Skills: MATLAB, VBA, Microsoft Office Suite, Lotus Notes, PeopleSoft Financial, Hyperion Essbase, and QuickBooks.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Renata Harrison

    Renata Harrison


    United States - Tests: 5

    I graduated with honors from Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's in Accounting. I excel at writing and have a good understanding of business concepts. I interned in the Accounting department of a telecommunications company where I successfully completed various accounting related tasks. I am proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. I also had experience working with Oracle. Russian is my native language, however, I speak English fluently . I am not afraid of challenging work and have a strong sense of responsibility which allows me to always meet my deadlines.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Emma Broad

    Emma Broad

    Certified Bookkeeper

    United Kingdom

    As a certified bookkeeper, I offer a range of outsourced professional bookkeeping services, meaning you can spend less time worrying about keeping your finances in order and more time focusing on running your business. My services include: Profit and Loss reports Accounting software (Quickbooks, Sage One, Xero) Sales ledger Purchase ledger Bank reconciliation Invoicing Credit control VAT returns Payroll processing CIS returns

    $17.78 /hr
    0 hours