Based in Pompton Plains, NJ and founded in 2004, AccountingDepartment.com is a business process outsourcing (BPO) firm that provides virtual accounting and bookkeeping services for small- to medium-size businesses. The company hires bookkeepers, certified public accountants and account managers to work from home.
The opportunities provided are top notch: full-time work with full benefits. It's important to note, however, that AccountingDepartment.com is looking for experienced, credentialed financial professionals who can jump in and work with clients right away.
If you have the right skills, however, it's well worth looking into the available options.
Types of Opportunities Available:
AccountingDepartment.com is always on the lookout for individuals with strong skills and the ability to work with clients independently and at a distance. They have three types of available opportunities; while these listings describe most of the requirement, you will want to contact the company regarding any changes or updates.
- Virtual Full Charge Bookkeeper: Responsibilities for these employees include A/P, A/R, payroll and month-end closing services. Bookkeepers must also be able to prioritize and manage multiple client needs, be decisive and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Requirements for this position include 3 or more years in full charge bookkeeping and 2 or more years of experience with QuickBooks. To be a full charge bookkeeper with the governmental background, employees must have 3 or more years of government experience as well as an understanding of DCAA and usage of Deltek software.
- Virtual Account Manager: Account managers lead a team of bookkeepers assigned to various clients. Must be able to work with multiple clients, oversee all financial reports, facilitate team meetings and mentor/provide feedback and performance reviews of all staff members. Potential employees must have a minimum of 7 years professional accounting experience and 3-5 years of management experience. Minimum education requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, QuickBooks experience, and two or more years of public accounting experience. Hours are full time, Monday-Friday 8 AM-5P M in employees’ time zone.
- Virtual CPA/Controller: In this position, CPAs are expected to perform phone consultations with clients, support and train bookkeeping staff, start up new clients, plan and prepare tax information for clients, and develop policies and procedures. This position requires 7-10 years of public accounting experience, 5-7 years supervisory experience, the ability to multitask and set priorities, and well-developed written and oral communication skills. Quickbooks and some additional computer literacy are required.
Requirements to Be Considered for Employment
This company only hires employees with US citizenship and residency. Employees are expected to assist clients with all bookkeeping functions contained in the QuickBooks software. Possible employees must undergo QuickBooks and bookkeeping tests. Of those who took the test only 25% were offered employment. This is a privately held company with 51-200 employees. Much of the work with clients is on the phone so a quiet home office with land line phone and computer with high-speed Internet must be provided by the employee.
The positions offered are full-time W-2 jobs. Benefits include vacation, paid holidays and a 401 (k) plan as well as group medical, dental, life, vision, and accident insurance.
How to Apply
In order to apply for one of these positions, go to AccountingDepartment.com and select the job in which you are applying to. Click the “Apply” button beneath the job title and fill out the information. After the questionnaire is filled out, be sure to include either you resume or your LinkedIn account and submit the application.
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