Besides starting your own CPA firm or Bookkeeping business, there are several other options to work from home as an accounting professional. If you have a degree in Accounting or any other financial area, or have worked in the financial industry as a bookkeeper, accounting clerk, payroll assistant, AP/AR clerk, then consider the option of working at home online. Preparing your online professional portfolio is just as important as the resume sent out when seeking an “in-office” position. Listing achievements and attaching samples of completed relevant work are great additions to a portfolio, in order to supply proof of your experience and qualifications. Another way to prove to potential companies that you have the experience they need in order to be a top candidate for an accounting telecommuting position, is to take an online certification course in your area of expertise. Brainbench is a great website for testing credentials and proving competence. It will cost you a small sum, but in the long run it is worth its weight in gold.
Another way to prove your experience and skills is to work through a freelance website such as; Guru.com, Odesk.com or eLance.com. These sites are a great way to showcase your portfolio and gain positive work feedback and experience all while proving you have the professionalism and focus to work without supervision from your home office.
There are several companies that hire financial professionals who are seeking work at home positions. Below is a list of some of them:
Bookkeepers: AA degree or equivalent, 2 or more years bookkeeping experience, experience in data entry, payroll and A/P function, QuickBooks, MYOB, Peachtree and other accounting software knowledge.
CPA’s: CPA + 5 years prior public accounting experience, proven experience in managing a staff and QuickBooks, MYOB, Peachtree and other accounting software knowledge.
Telecommuting Staff Accountants: CPA required, 3 years prior public accounting experience, must own computer and have fast internet connection. Primary duties will be to prepare individual, partnership and corporate tax returns, review accounting records, make adjustments necessary to prepare tax returns.
Open Positions: Denver, Colorado based CPA firm
Tax Senior Entry Level Tax Professionals Bookkeeper/Accounting Paraprofessional Part-Time Recruiting and Marketing Professional
Firm seeking individuals who have extensive knowledge of information systems and the effect
Perks: work-life balance
Please see website for additional information about qualifications.
Bookkeepers who work from home, full-time basis
Bookkeeping experience-4 or more years
A/R A/P and payroll experience
QuickBooks, Peachtree, MYOB and other accounting software
Home office-with dsl or cable internet connection
Able to work 8 hours per day-uninterrupted
High-level of organization and computer skills
CPA Manager- CPA license, Bachelor’s degree and related experience to job description qualifications
Bookkeeper Specialist- 2 or more years experience in Bookkeeping, prepares tax returns required, related education a plus, G/L A/P and payroll experience required.
Accountant-4 year college degree preferably in business or accounting, 5 years experience, g/l software experience, home office with high speed internet connection, car to travel and meet with local clients and must be available to work normal business hours.
Open positions: Seeking Accounting and Bookkeeping experienced individuals.
Bookkeeper Full Charge (part-time)
Accounting Manager (part-time)
Tax Preparer (part-time)
Email resume and salary requirements through website.
Recruiting qualified candidates who are interested in working as Virtual Accountants
If you are interested in securing a work from home job and have credentials and experience in the specialized field of accounting and bookkeeping, pursue these tips and websites for helpful leads and information.Telecommuting is a growing trend in the financial industry and is expected to continue growing because of the benefits and pool of qualified candidates that employers are exposed to.