20 Best Accountant

to Hire
in 2024

Looking to hire Accountant freelancers with the perfect set of skills for your next project? Work with the world's best freelancing talent on Contra.

transparent shapes
Sachin Gor's avatar

Sachin Gor

Dubai - United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Meticulous Accountant for Error-Free Records

Alisha Masih's avatar

Alisha Masih


😱 No Stress with Accountant Buddy 😉👍

Jennifer DeMuth's avatar

Jennifer DeMuth

Ohio, United States

Accounting: Cleanups, Reconciliations & More

Aiman Khan's avatar

Aiman Khan

Bannu, Pakistan

Accounting & Finance • Proficient Bookkeeper

Saqib Rafique's avatar

Saqib Rafique

Lahore, Pakistan

UK Accountant & Financial Expert

Ravinder Kapur's avatar

Ravinder Kapur

Mumbai, India

Business and Finance writer

Arlo  Gutay's avatar

Arlo Gutay

Norzagaray, Philippines

Expert in Tax and Bookkeeping Compliance 📑

Narendra Shekhawat's avatar

Narendra Shekhawat


Data Entry Specialist and Copywriter

Scarlett Davis's avatar

Scarlett Davis

Mumbai, India

Highly organized administrative assistant

Nhung Le.T.H's avatar

Nhung Le.T.H


Data Analyst | Nice story now show me the data

Maneesh Kumar Srivastava's avatar

Maneesh Kumar Srivastava

Varanasi, India

Executive/General Virtual Assistant

Charma Rose Babayo's avatar

Charma Rose Babayo

Iloilo City, Philippines

Not a mediocre

sachin Kumar's avatar

sachin Kumar

Dubai - United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Expert Contract Drafting & Review

Daniel Anderson's avatar

Daniel Anderson

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Financial & Data Analyst - Machine Learning

Laila Taleb's avatar

Laila Taleb


Strategic copy for startups & small biz

Santosha Rupa's avatar

Santosha Rupa

Bengaluru, India

"Excel Freelancer Dashboard Expert: Transforming.

Uduak Ekang's avatar

Uduak Ekang


Results-Driven Virtual Assistant & Admin Pro

Fatimat Thanni's avatar

Fatimat Thanni

Lagos, Nigeria

Data Wizard: Visualize, Analyze, Excel ✨

Kelvin F's avatar

Kelvin F


Creating solutions that actually work

Accountant related skills for your next project

Common projects for Accountants

Bookkeeping and financial statements preparation.

Tax preparation and filing.

Financial analysis and reporting.

Budgeting and financial planning.

Cash flow management and forecasting.

Financial advisory and strategic consulting.

Tips for working with and hiring Accountants

Understand your needs

Before hiring a freelance accountant, have a clear understanding of what financial tasks you need help with. This could be bookkeeping, financial analysis, tax preparation or financial advisory.

Review their experience

Look at the accountant's previous experience, certifications, and proficiency in accounting software. A good accountant should have solid experience in your industry and be familiar with your business's financial needs.

Ensure compliance knowledge

An accountant should be up-to-date with the latest tax laws and financial regulations. They should be able to guide you in maintaining compliance while maximizing your financial efficiency.

Open communication

Maintain open communication with your accountant. Regular updates on your business's financial status can help prevent issues and ensure financial health. All communication and document exchange should be done through Contra for safety and convenience.

How to hire Accountants

Define your needs

Understand what financial tasks you need help with. This could be bookkeeping, tax preparation, or financial advisory. Having a clear requirement will help you find the right accountant.

Post a detailed job

Post a job on Contra detailing your financial needs. Include information about your business, the scope of the job, and the skills required.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist accountants based on their skills, experience, and fit for your business. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with the shortlisted accountants. Discuss your project specifics, expectations, and their approach to financial management.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right accountant, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Accountants

1. Can you describe your experience with tax preparation for businesses in my industry?

2. How have you helped previous clients improve their financial efficiency?

3. What accounting software are you proficient in and how do you ensure the security of financial data?

Hire the best freelancers with ease

Hire now
Discover vettedtalent

Discover vetted

Connect with verified, high-quality freelancers.

Expert matching foryour opportunity

Expert matching for
your opportunity

Post your opportunity and we’ll do the work for you.

Managecontracts & payments

contracts & payments

Create contracts, pay, and chat with freelancers.

Scale your business

Scale your business

Focus on core business functions by outsourcing.

Save time & money

Save time & money

Let our team help you through the process of hiring, all for free.

99% of Clients report having a positive experience on Contra

Why Clients trust Contra

The quality of independents on Contra is top-notch, and the onboarding process is one to model. Being able to speak with a team member to truly understand what we needed as well as offer suggestions of talent in the network was a whole new experience for me.

Profile Image
Live Streaming Platform

Love, love, love. Contra is an amazing place to find flexible, creative talent. The process of getting to know independents through their profiles was incredibly easy and fast.

Profile Image
Platform for Async Collaboration

The talent I find on Contra has been excellent. But aside from that, Contra’s community differentiates Contra from other freelancing platforms. I love the responsiveness of the Contra team, and how invested they are in your success. I actually pay freelancers I’ve found outside of Contra through Contra because I love the platform so much, especially that they don’t take a cut of your payment.

Profile Image
Grounded Insights
UX Research Consulting Firm

I used to waste hours trying to find talent. Switching to Contra was 10x on my time, energy and money as an Entrepeneur and Creator. Lauren was a perfect fit from day one, and I couldn’t have found someone of this calibor without Contra.

Profile Image
Creator Store

I can vouch for Contra that it is a great hiring tool. I shoot my shot and the candidates I keep seeing are incredible.The process took minutes and the support I always get from their team is 10/10.

Profile Image
Cecilia Reusch
Community Strategist

Freelancers on Contra come across very professionally. They actually seem to read your job posting and have directly relevant skills, which isn’t always the case on most other freelancer sites. On Contra, freelancers who matched with my job seemed to have the relevant skills I was seeking.

Profile Image
Joseph Liu
Career Consultant
Our reviews are glowing
See more reviews
Clients hiring on Contra

Frequently asked

A freelance accountant provides a range of financial services including bookkeeping, tax preparation, financial analysis, and advisory. They assist businesses in managing their financial operations and ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations.

A freelance accountant provides a range of financial services including bookkeeping, tax preparation, financial analysis, and advisory. They assist businesses in managing their financial operations and ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations.

Hiring an accountant on Contra allows you to find qualified professionals who can meet your specific financial needs. With a variety of accountants specializing in different areas, you can find the perfect match for your business. All contracts and payments are managed through Contra, providing a secure and convenient process.

Accountants use a variety of tools depending on their area of specialization. This can include accounting software like QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel for data analysis, and various tax preparation software. They may also use project management tools like Slack or Trello.

You can post a job on Contra detailing your financial needs. Accountants who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of accountants and invite those you are interested in to apply.

All types of businesses can benefit from hiring an accountant. From startups to large corporations, accountants can help businesses manage their finances, ensure tax compliance, and make informed financial decisions.

The cost for hiring an accountant on Contra varies based on the complexity of the work, the accountant's experience, and the project duration. However, the typical range is $175-$500 per hour.

Freelance accountants on Contra are paid commission-free. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Payments are held in escrow and released upon approval of the work or automatically within three days. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

Start hiring

Hire now
contra logo

Related articles