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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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  1. Sat Parkash Sharma

    Sat Parkash Sharma Agency Contractor

    Quickbooks, XERO, MYOB, Data Entry

    India - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 9

    1. Commerce Graduate for Accounting, Business Plans, Taxation and Business & Financial Analysis 2. Experience of Five years in working with other MS Office applications like MS Excel 2007, MS Word 2007, MS Powerpoint 2007. 3. All Knowledge regarding GAAP, Accounting Principles, Bookkeeping and Taxation. 3. Knowledge of Accounting Softwares like Quickbooks, Tally, Busy, MYOB and other accounting Softwares. 4. Hardworking, honest, dedicated and job oriented Freelancer from India.


    $6.67 /hr
    539 hours
  2. Bemalyn Palabon-Sabuero

    Bemalyn Palabon-Sabuero Agency Contractor


    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    I am a fast, versatile, web savvy and 5 years experienced virtual assistant and administrative support. I am fully equipped with skills and experiences to provide an A+ services to my clients. I have strong background and very proficient in the following fields of skills: * Data Entry * Data Processing * Web Research * Contact Management * Social Media (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, etc.) * Image scraping, editing, and uploading * Keyword Research * Email campaign * Email response handling and chat support * Customer service and technical support representative * Customer profile and contact management * Microsoft Outlook, Excel and MS Word * Real Property Listings: Kigo, Home Lettings, Homeaway * CRM (Zoho, SugarCRM, Salesforce) * Google Docs, Google Drive, and Dropbox * Web QA * Internet Search Engine * Wordpress content management I value every task being assigned & giving a very satisfactory work is my pleasure. I am considered detail-oriented, honest, sincere, trustworthy, motivated and had a speedy learning of assigned new tasks.

    Associated with: iVirtual Agency, iBemz Research Specialist, CLICK

    $8.00 /hr
    5,145 hours
  3. Irfan S.

    Irfan S. Agency Contractor

    Chartered Accountant, Xero Certified Advisor, Quickbooks Expert

    Pakistan - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    Certified Chartered Accountant from England (Equivalent of US CPA) with seven years experience in Accounting, Bookkeeping, Financial Analysis. I have thorough command over Xero and Quickbooks online and have experience on the advance areas of these two cloud Accounting platforms. For the last 5 months I have been working as a full time freelancer and aim to evolve to an Accounting and Tax firm "Excelsious" for small and medium sized business and start ups. I am offering following services 1. Accounting and Bookkeeping 2. Preparation of Financial Statements 3. GST and PST/VAT/BAS returns preparation 4. Preparation of tax returns 5. Performance Analysis using financial ratios and non financial indicators 6. Internal Audit 7. Business Valuation 8. Cost and Management Accounting I am expert with following software and apps and can deliver competent services on these: Xero | Quickbooks online | Quickbooks desktop | Sage | Wave Accounting | Kashflow - IRIS | Odoo Receipt Bank Other than professional expertise, a great value added in my service is great communication. I can be approached 24/7 via skype, whatsapp, viber, hangouts, facebook messenger, cell phone and emails; all integrated on my phone. I love technology and love to learn new apps. If you are using some unique apps and software, I will like to learn and deliver you services on that and more than happy to offer reduced rate for my services on this part.

    Associated with: Excelsious

    $12.00 /hr
    383 hours
  4. Jasmin Organista

    Jasmin Organista Agency Contractor

    Fast Competent Data Entry Professional

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 7

    I always believe that a journey to a thousand miles, starts with a single step. Apart from being flexible and a fast learner, I am also a good analyst and a fast thinker. I have experienced taking voice calls and chats as a customer service representative. I am also a highly experienced Data Entry Specialist, and Researcher. I have honed my skills in this department and keeps honing it by learning more about the said industry and what it required. I seek a position that can drive me to learn and develop in the field of my expertise and able to impart my skills and knowledge to become a part of the company’s growth and development. Each assignment is an opportunity in itself which gives me a chance to share my talents and skills. I’m a full time freelancer who works to a state of perfection to achieve my client's trust and satisfaction. Dedication to work with accuracy is an asset in me which can be beneficial to any employer. oDesk is a platform for me to utilize my skills to the best for mutual benefit and to attain success.

    Associated with: Working Hand-n-Hand Team

    $7.00 /hr
    1,668 hours
  5. Mark Joseph santos

    Mark Joseph santos Agency Contractor

    Virtual Assistant for Hire/Research Specialist/Finance Management

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    Delivering high-quality, Fast turnaround, responsive service and efficiency are vital in any given job, and that's exactly you get when you hire me. I have been working as a Freelancer since October 2011 and I am fluent in English. Past working experiences are as follows: - Web Researcher and Data Entry - Book Marketing and Speaker Event Coordinator - Virtual Assistant - Customer Support - Online Marketing Assistant - Content Editor - IT Equipment Price Researcher - SEO Expert for E-commerce Website - Game Studio Researching - Apartment Community Researcher Task Four - SEO Content Writer - Video Commentator - Chat Support Specialist - Facebook Advert - Social media marketing - Counterfeit tagger I have strong knowledge in Zendesk, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. I am confident in my ability to find an amiable solution to any challenge i may encounter. I'm a fast learner and I am able to work with minimum supervision. I am known for my commitment, superior work ethics, attention to detail, and excellence in customer care.

    Associated with: Online Tech Entrepreneurs (OTE)

    $10.00 /hr
    8,832 hours
  6. Egzon Halili

    Egzon Halili Agency Contractor

    MBA Candidate: Business Developer and Marketing Strategist

    Albania - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Here to lend a hand and showcase my abilities. If you need assistance for content/article writing, business plans, project planning and implementation, PR and business management, feel free to contact me. My aim of bringing my character traits and work characteristics to my oDesk reputation will be very advantageous for the clients who hire me, as the determination to achieve my aim will ensure top-notch dedication in my work. High employer satisfaction absolutely guaranteed. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Having recently graduated in Rochester Institute of Technology, i have had a very successful career to date (Project Manager, Business Developer), continually surpassing expectations despite the young age. Despite being currently employed in the Business Development and Marketing Department at a commercial bank (Banka Ekonomike, Republic of Kosovo), as well as managing a breakthrough textile and embroidery company called "Inovalty", i am here in oDesk to further expand my skills and knowledge through working with different people and cultures. If I am someone in need of a freelancer, I would hire ME due to the following reasons: - Excellent and unique writing skills - Vast knowledge and research-oriented - Well aware of the value of time and meeting deadlines - Open for communication while the contract is on-going - Self-motivated and eager to learn - Very dedicated, responsible, and reliable - Ready to handle key responsibilities in improving business - Excellent in developing new market strategies - A natural in coordinating and managing - Tendency to surpass client and employer expectations - Tendency to go the extra mile for trust and satisfaction - Quick witted to learn new jobs and methods immediately What can i do? I would like to focus on my career path and everything related. However, i have gone through many different communities, cultures, job projects among other things in life, thus inevitably learning many different skills along the way. Some of the areas and jobs i can also be of assistance are: Social Networking Customer support Client relationship management Order processing Administrative support Web research Data management Team management Thank you.

    Associated with: The Taskforce

    $16.67 /hr
    2,055 hours
  7. Zahidul Islam

    Zahidul Islam Agency Contractor

    Virtual Assistant, Admin Support, Web Development

    Bangladesh - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    KEY QUALIFICATIONS: I'm proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, Wordpress, HTML, Web research, E-commerce, Hosting Management, Social Media Management. • Good communication skill • Good Team Player • Easy to learn, acquire, and develop new skills. • Able to handle multiple tasks with desirable outcome. • Can work under pressure, on varied shifts and varied days off as needed. • Eager to undergo training for personal and professional enhancement. OBJECTIVE: Seeking to obtain a rewarding and challenging position with a growth oriented company and being part of a team in an environment that stimulates thought, creativity and reaching the highest possible standards. To provide quality services and to broaden my knowledge and experience and acquire new skills that will enhance my professional ability and competency.

    Associated with: Angel IT Solutions, Creative Cell

    $5.00 /hr
    400 hours

    MUHAMMAD HASSAN Agency Contractor

    QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor & Business Consultant

    Pakistan - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 13

    My aim is to work for progressing organizations with chances of career development and enhanced earnings. I have the degrees in Entrepreneurship and Accounting & Finance with practical experience in banking, education and accounting industry. I started my career as a banker, then moved to education industry to remain in touch with the upcoming challenges to the business world. At odesk platform I am working as Business Consultant and Accountant. My core competencies include business consultancy, business plan writing, quickbooks, accounting, bookkeeping and research.

    Associated with: Ravi Consulting Agency, Universal Bookkeeping

    $12.00 /hr
    9,737 hours
  9. Sheela Sriram

    Sheela Sriram Agency Contractor

    Accounts, Admin & HR

    India - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    I have hands on experience in accounting and administration. I have total working experience of 5 years in Office Administration, Accounts and HR functions, which includes 2 years of Accounts & Admin Assistant with Hyundai Motors India Limited, Chennai, India I started pursuing on-line assignments through Odesk, since April 2011. Since then, I have done various jobs through ODesk in the following functional areas: 1. Accounting & Book keeping, Accounts Receivables & Payables 2. MS office applications - MS Word, Excel & Powerpoint 3. Data entry - Contact search through web, URL, Messaging through social media & Uploads 4. E-Bay & etsy product listing

    Associated with: Incredible Associates

    $3.33 /hr
    1,561 hours

    RAJA IRFAN KHAN Agency Contractor

    Xero and Quickbooks Expert/Financial Analyst

    Pakistan - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 4

    I like to play with 'numbers'! I have an innate ability to identify patterns and trends in quantitative information and utilize it to develop useful qualitative tools. My preoccupation with numbers has influenced my decision to choose Accounting and Finance as a career. In the past 7 years I have added to my knowledge of the field both in terms of academics as well as through professional exposure. I offer a variegated range of services to my clients from initial bookkeeping phase to financial planning, modelling, analysis, tax filing (GST and VAT) and auditing. I am well equipped with modern tools used in Accounting and Finance, particularly Cloud Accounting softwares; Xero, Quickbooks, Myob, Freshbooks, Saasu and Zoho. I am a pro in using Excel Spreadsheets for financial modelling and dashboard development. Adding to all this is my exceptional communication skill both in written and verbal formats, which enables me to develop a profound understanding of my client's needs and requirements. Hire me! and I will make you love my work.

    Associated with: Xact International

    $7.78 /hr
    3,459 hours