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    Ordinary but different Chartered Accountant

    India - Tests: 1

    A Chartered Accountant qualified in summer 2015 with a passion to learn new things from the challenges life throws at me each day. My areas of interest include • Accounting(R2R Book Keeping) – with specialisation in Ind AS, IFRS, US GAAP • Statutory Compliances under Indian Laws (Indirect taxes and Labour Laws) – Specialising in TN VAT, Service tax, PF and ESI, Customs and Central Excise. • Reporting - Preparation of projected financial statements, Preparation of financial statements, Preparation of consolidated financial statement • Tax Strategy planning and consulting(Direct taxes) - I always appreciated a proverb by Ronald regan: “The taxpayer — that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination” In my view this proverb hold good for Indian taxes too!! Though I cannot discharge them completely from their job I work and try to reduce their work pressure. I also specialise in TDS related compliances and certifying the TDS rate for foreign payments. • Filings with the government authorities – I specialise in Income tax returns filings, TDS return filing, Service tax half yearly returns and TN VAT monthly returns. • Appearance before authorities – Over my career spanning about a decade I think I have grasped some art of strategically answer the questions posted by the authorities during assessment proceedings • Risk Based Internal Auditing • Statutory Audit and Attestation Assignments – with specialisation in audit under the Indian companies act and Indian income tax act(fondly called tax audit) • Certification under Income tax act I will define myself as a time conscious person and always try to adhere to the agreed deadlines in spite of handling multiple assignments at multiple locations which I accomplish by prioritizing and consolidating various jobs and tasks

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Jona Cabuslay

    Jona Cabuslay

    Online Customer Support Representative

    Philippines - Tests: 9

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Administration major in Human Resource Development Management and earned credit units for Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. During my College years i handled a group of students to conduct feasibility study and create a Business Plan. With this experience my skills as a leader has been molded. I was also exposed in different techniques of how to gather data and make useful models for effective decision making. I also worked for 2 years as a cashier, order taker and telemarketer for Jollibee Foods Corporation Philippines where i acquired values on how to commit oneself to customer satisfaction. I also have an experience in teaching, I thought major subjects in Accounting and Management for 2 years. With experience i have acquired, i can work in the fields of Education as well in Customer Service. I have a heart to share knowledge to fill students minds and commitment to satisfy Client's needs. I am hardworking, easy to deal with and needs minimal supervision to get the job well done. Working at home is very convenient for me because I am able to manage my time with my family and my job.

    $3.33 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Waqas Khalid

    Waqas Khalid

    Data Entry, Virtual Assistant, Web Researcher,Accountant

    Pakistan - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    Looking for Web research, Data entry, Email sourcing and Lead Generation job opportunities to enhance and maximize my skills and knowledge as well as offer my good services. I am supportive,LinkedIn, Leads Sourcing and finding direct emails expert. I always provide high quality results and I am always on time. I am also knowledgeable in online collaborative tools. I can work under pressure, can perform multitasking, can work independently, can work full time, honest, fast learner, time oriented and responsible. I am computer literate and hard working. My strongest skills are:- MS-Excel MS-Word Web research PDF-conversion MS Power-point

    $3.00 /hr
    1 hours
  4. Peter Neil

    Peter Neil

    Accountant and Customer Service Representative

    Jamaica - Tests: 2

    Extremely motivated and results-driven financial professional with exceptional leadership skills and a knowledgeable background in the following broad-based competencies: • Cash Management • Cost Accounting • Inventory Control • Financial Analysis • Forecasting & Budgeting • Financial Statement Preparation Demonstrates ability to proactively work independently, to produce and lead exceptional performance within a team environment and to creatively resolve problems and capitalize on opportunities. Skilled in the production and presentation of consolidated financial statements and in the preparation of payroll and sales tax returns. Excellent qualifications in financial, managerial and cost accounting and analysis with a history of continuous improvement in cross-functional areas for both increased revenue and decreased expense.

    $8.89 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Krunal Popat

    Krunal Popat


    India - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    We are a healthcare econometrics company providing integrated healthcare solution – EMR Integrated Transcription, Revenue Cycle Management, Accounting & Payroll, Healthcare IT Services to Group Practices, Individual Practices, Hospitals, Long Term Care Facilities of all size. We also partner with medical billing companies, medical transcription companies & CPA firms to bolster their operational capabilities, reduce the cost and allow them to focus on client retention and business development. For More Detail Please Visit

    $8.11 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Arcyl Orfiano

    Arcyl Orfiano

    Accountant/Typist/Data Encoder

    Philippines - Tests: 2

    I am detail-oriented and precise when I am doing a project. Patience is one important trait I possess in dealing with jobs, which require minimal or zero error. I proofread/look over my work before submitting it. I manage my time properly. My typing skills are above average. I am experienced in bookkeeping. I am very proficient in using Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Photoshop.

    $3.33 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Rai Claveria

    Rai Claveria

    15 years of Solid Experience in Accounting/Finance & Sales


    An Accounting Professional with 15 years intensive experience & training in the field of Accounting/Finance and Sales. I worked as homebased Accountant/Bookkeeper/Virtual Assistant for 4 years . Proficient in several software systems such as SAP BUSINESS ONE, XERO System, ZOHO Books, Freshbooks, Syspro System; Sun System, ABDC System, Shoeboxed, Solomon System, Peach Tree, Quickbooks (online and desktop), MYOB and Saasu. Also attended several trainings pertaining to systems accounting and tax accounting in the Philippines. Very knowledgeable in Excel, Word, Power Point. I can formulate templates too.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Yohiden Krishnamurthi

    Yohiden Krishnamurthi

    Data Entry Professional

    Sri Lanka - Tests: 6

    I am an experienced DATA ENTRY Professional with strong Internet Research capabilities. I am very familiar with all the MS Office applications particularly Word and Excel. I am fluent in written and spoken English. I can type at a speed of 70-80 words per minute. Any task you have for me I will finish with maximum quality, as soon as possible exceeding the expectation of the employer. Education ; Bachelor of Computer Science at E-Soft (Srilanka). Successfully completed Diploma in Information Technology. Thank you, Sir/ Madam.

    $3.00 /hr
    7 hours
  9. Barbara Thomas

    Barbara Thomas


    United States - Tests: 2

    Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting December 2010•Academic Dean’s List •Coursework focused on corporate accounting and principles, payroll accounting, computerized bookkeeping, spreadsheets and QuickBooks . During the course of my education I have acquired extensive knowledge of quick book, accounting practices, business math, computerized spreadsheets and the production of financial reports both manually and using accounting database programs. Bringing together employment and educational background in accounting and bookkeeping and hold honesty and integrity in high regards, I am confident that a positive contribution to your company and team professionals can be made.

    $7.22 /hr
    0 hours