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Work From Home Opportunity for Accountant
« on: August 26, 2016, 09:02:04 PM »

I have a growing accounting practice and have had trouble finding competent help in my area. Obviously trying to fill a part time role is tough as people with great skills aren't interested and I don't have time to teach someone with absolutely no experience how to do accounting.

This would be a great opportunity for an accountant looking to make some extra money on the side. At this point, I could provide a steady 20 hours of work each month.

If growth continues like it has the past few months, the position could evolve to full time by the beginning of 2017.

Job Duties:
-Maintain books for small businesses using QuickBooks Online and Xero (If not already, you would need to get certified in both softwares).
-Specifically, you would be coding transactions, adjusting GL to match payroll reports, reconciling bank and CC accounts, making adjusting journal entries, adjusting loan balances to match amortization schedules, etc.
-Some clients try to DIY and then we clean up at month end, others don't touch the accounting records at all and we provide an after the fact service.
-All work processes and document management is completely cloud based, so reliable internet access and a decent working laptop would be all that you would have to provide.

-Good knowledge of basic accounting principals with some GL experience under your belt (I'm not going to completely train you).

-$20 -$40/hr depending on experience and efficiency. After working together for a while, I'm fine with paying you a set amount per client each month as you build speed (obviously this percentage would exceed your hourly rate).

Feel free to comment if interested. If seeking detailed info that I probably wouldn't want to post publicly, please PM me.


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Re: Work From Home Opportunity for Accountant
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 04:37:22 AM »
Are you in Canada or the U.S.?


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Re: Work From Home Opportunity for Accountant
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 06:03:17 AM »
Are you in Canada or the U.S.?

That might've been helpful to mention. USA. All clients are based in USA as well.


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Re: Work From Home Opportunity for Accountant
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 10:01:22 AM »
Hi, I'm seriously interested in this as a side hustle and potential part time income in ER. Will send a separate PM with further details.


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Re: Work From Home Opportunity for Accountant
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2016, 05:05:50 PM »
This is something I would like to do in ER as well.

My employer keeps me incredibly busy right now so it's not feasible but I love the idea of exploring this down the track.


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Re: Work From Home Opportunity for Accountant
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 05:23:23 PM »
I know of a fellow reader who might be interested. He for sure is qualified.
I'll pm him a link to the thread


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Re: Work From Home Opportunity for Accountant
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 06:04:07 AM »
I am interested. Need to get certified in Xero, but I have the long weekend. MBA in finance student, could always use the extra cash


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Re: Work From Home Opportunity for Accountant
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 08:09:01 PM »
Interested if it doesn't work out for others. I'm well qualified. Over 40 years experience


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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2016, 11:27:31 AM »
I thought I'd add info here as well.   - Looks like we have Tax season close upon us. 

Not interested in Full Time work currently, which is one of the things that made your post stand out.

I have a B.S. in accounting,  and spent 7 years at a local company working on their financial operations using Quickbooks Enterprise (Desktop).  I am familiar with QBO and Xero.

I began as a bookkeeper entering transactions in QB  (Double entry,  I was actually entering most of the information from another database called File Maker.)  At the time we parted ways, I was over-seeing local students and the staff accountant.  I was also tracking worked hours and submitting Payroll deposits to the bank / handling H.R. etc. 

Towards the end of my time there, I did considerable research on moving their accounting system online.  This was challenging since the company was growing in multiple directions.  - The company was 50% a retail / Wholesale company.  It was about 50% a service and 'construction' company.  (Large technical Projects: accounting was similar to construction).  There was also a requirement for a strong phone app.   I did a fair amount of testing on several solutions including Quickbooks Online* and Xero.  (Prior to my involvement:  Company Partner had originally picked an Open source Indian program called Frape / ERP Next and spent significant money on having a programmer prepare it and port data to it from Quickbooks.  It lacked Financial Integrity on the accounting side and was scrapped.  This Partner also picked the final*** solution**)

*I performed a large amount of testing on Quickbooks online with SOS Inventory plugin as that was the solution I recommended in the end.  Although nothing was perfect for their situation:  That covered Project Costing quite well and also had decent ability to track inventory and builds.

**Company ended up going with Zoho as it was the simplest solution and had a good phone app.  (But ZOHO had no ability to do the most pressing things EITHER side of the company needed.)  I agreed to the line of thinking that almost anything was better than what they had. (Zoho, actually seems like great software, just didn't cover their needs.) 

***I never got to see anything implemented as we parted ways before any true attempt was made for implementation.  I believe they are still using their original system.  After 2 years of bogus attempts at picking bad software I am glad to have received a break from the 9 to 5.  -  Thank goodness for the confidence I got from Jacob and MMM.  I am currently FI, but not 'retired' as I plan to need to continue to produce income in the future.


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Re: Work From Home Opportunity for Accountant
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2018, 02:03:02 PM »
I realize this post is almost 2 years old but I would potentially be interested if opportunities still exist.  I'm a CPA with about 8 years experience with a top 10 US accounting firm and now 1 year in healthcare.  I also recently obtained my Xero certification.