Jobs for the Work-at-Home Accountant and Bookkeeper
Looking for a position as a work-at-home accountant or bookkeeper? This list of companies offers several opportunities for those with the skills and experience in these fields. Accounting and bookkeeping are flexible careers that often allow telecommuting. If you have a degree in either field (or a closely-related one) or experience working as a bookkeeper, your chances of landing a remote position are much higher.
However, most of the jobs in the field start off in an office-based environment. In fact, the best strategy is probably to look for a job locally and then see if it can be transitioned into a work-at-home accountant job.
Or perhaps if you have a lot of experience, you can branch out on your own and start your own home business in accounting or bookkeeping, but you will need to build a base of clients which can take time.
Listed below are some companies that do hire work-at-home accountants and bookkeepers. Most of these are not full time, so these could be a way to earn some money while you build your business.
Accounting outsourcing firm that hires CPAs, bookkeepers with experience providing A/P, A/R, payroll and general, sales staff and appointment setters for work-at-home positions. Accountants need five years of experience and bookkeepers need at least two. Some office work or local travel may be required.
This financial servicing outsourcing company offers accounting services to its clients. The accountants, bookkeepers, and other financial professionals it uses to offer these services work as independent contractors.
Houston accounting firm, Bateman & Co. hires work-at-home accountants on a permanent, part-time basis. Three years of public accounting experience required. As a work at home accountant, you would prepare individual, partnership, and corporate tax returns. Texas residents preferred.
This company that hires virtual assistants also hires more specialized positions like virtual bookkeepers. Its model is to hire independent contractors for these positions.
Companies that provide automated accounting and information management services to small businesses and nonprofit organizations hire work at home accountants and salespersons on a full- and part-time basis (minimum of 20 hours per week), offering benefits for some positions. A bachelor's degree in business or accounting and five years experience in finance or accounting. Some local travel required.
Business process outsourcing (BPO) service provider for small and medium-size companies accepts resumes from accounting and bookkeeping professionals to work at home.
Tax software giant employs work-at-home tax advisors for permanent and seasonal (November through April) jobs giving tax help to callers. No selling and no tax preparation. Must be a CPA, enrolled agent or tax attorney.
This Washington, D.C.-based firm has contracts with the U.S. government which enables them to make work-from-home positions available to bookkeepers of various skill levels. Experience using Quickbooks is preferred.
This Kansas firm has remote positions available for experienced auditors, bookkeepers, and accountants. An associate's degree or a bachelor's degree with a concentration in a finance or business field is preferred for most positions, as well as experience conducting audits and bookkeeping.