20 Best Bookkeeper

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in 2024

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Luciana Berta Revelli


10+ Yrs Exp: Customer Support, HR & Operations

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Nauman Hussain


Expert Graphic Designer with Decade Experience

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Uzair Afzal, CPA

New York, USA

Ex-IRS Agent, CPA: Fractional CFO

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Siyavul Halik ⚡

Sri Lanka

Graphic Branding Expert | WordPress Developer🚀

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Shiraz Shakir


Efficient Bookkeeping Services with QuickBooks

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Aimee Markowski

Dunedin, FL, USA

Experienced Accountant & Admin

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Harare, Zimbabwe

Automated Financial Reporting Pro 🤖📈

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Jack McKnight

New York, NY, USA

Automated Financial Statements & CFO Services

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Niya Champaneria

California, USA

Expert Tax Consultant for Online Entrepreneurs

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Rachel Trimble

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Personalized Bookkeeping Solutions



Nilambur, Kerala, India

Efficient Tax & Bookkeeping Specialist 📊



Sri Lanka

Expert Accountant and Financial Consultant

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Hassan Mujtaba

Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Certified accountant, finance expert 📊

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Md Rukanuzzahid

Dhaka, Bangladesh

"Excel maestro: Data wizardry unleashed."

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Shraddha Tawade

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Accountant, Analyst, Bookkeeper 8+yrs Exp 📊

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Axil Rodriguez

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Bookkeeping and accounting expert 💼

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Pawan Upadhyay

Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Accntnt, Fncl Analyst & Data Analyst 📊

Bookkeeper related skills for your next project

Common projects for Bookkeepers

Setting up and managing your company's accounts.

Processing and recording financial transactions.

Preparing financial statements and reports.

Running payroll and managing employee expenses.

Managing tax payments and returns.

Providing financial advice and forecasts.

Tips for working with and hiring Bookkeepers

Define your requirements

Before hiring a bookkeeper, have a clear understanding of your financial needs. This includes the type of financial services you require, the frequency of the work, and your budget.

Check their qualifications

Ensure the bookkeeper has the necessary qualifications and experience. They should be proficient in financial software and understand accounting principles and tax laws.

Review their past work

Look at their previous projects and track record. A good bookkeeper should be detail-oriented, organized, and have good references.

Communication is crucial

Regular updates and open communication can prevent misunderstandings and ensure the project runs smoothly. Use Contra's platform for all your communications and feedback.

How to hire Bookkeepers

Identify your needs

Define the scope of the work you need done, including the type of financial services, the frequency, and your budget.

Post a job

Post a detailed job on Contra outlining your requirements. This will attract the most suitable bookkeepers.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist candidates based on their qualifications, experience, and rates. Look at their profile, past work, and reviews from previous clients.

Conduct interviews

Interview the shortlisted candidates. Ask specific questions about their experience, how they handle sensitive information, and their proficiency with accounting software.

Make an offer

Once you've found a bookkeeper who fits your needs, make an offer through Contra, specifying the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Bookkeepers

1. Can you share examples of similar bookkeeping projects you've handled in the past?

2. What accounting software do you have experience with?

3. How do you handle sensitive financial information and ensure privacy and security?

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Frequently asked

A bookkeeper is a professional who records and maintains a business's financial transactions, ensuring that all transactions are legal, up-to-date, and comprehensive.

A bookkeeper is a professional who records and maintains a business's financial transactions, ensuring that all transactions are legal, up-to-date, and comprehensive.

A freelance bookkeeper provides the same services as an in-house bookkeeper but operates independently. They handle everything from processing transactions, preparing financial statements, managing payroll, and ensuring tax compliance.

Hiring a bookkeeper through Contra gives you access to highly qualified professionals without the costs and commitments of hiring an in-house bookkeeper. Contra also simplifies the hiring, contracting, and payment process, making it easier to manage your project.

Post a job on Contra detailing your needs and budget. Bookkeepers who match your requirements can apply. You can also browse profiles of bookkeepers and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Bookkeepers can handle a wide range of financial tasks, from setting up your company's accounts, managing financial transactions, preparing reports, running payroll, and ensuring tax compliance.

The cost of hiring a bookkeeper on Contra can vary based on their experience, the complexity of the tasks, and your budget. On average, you can expect to pay between $30 and $45 per hour.

Freelance bookkeepers on Contra are paid commission-free. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Payments for each milestone are held in escrow at the beginning of the project and are only released after you approve the deliverables for that milestone.

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