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.

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. (Read more about how to...MORE convince your boss to let you telecommute.) 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.

But that said, 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.

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    Accounting outsourcing firm (formerly known as Balance Your Books) 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 experience and bookkeepers two. Some office work or local travel may be required.

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    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.

     

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    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.

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    This company that hires virtual assistants also hires more specialized positions like virtual bookkeepers. Its model is to hire independent contractors for these positions. 

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    Companies that provides automated accounting and information management services to small businesses and nonprofit organizations hire work at home accountants and sales persons 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. 

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    Business process outsourcing (BPO) service provider for small and medium size companies accepts resumes from accounting and bookkeeping professionals to work at home. See more BPO jobs.

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    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.

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    This U.S.-based outsourcing firm hires telecommuting accounting, bookkeeping and tax professionals to provide professional accounting services through a web-based platform.

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     Though not a company that hires accountants and bookkeepers, this site has many freelance opportunities for people of all skill levels. 

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    Kansas City-based company VT Audit hires home-based auditors for workers' compensation and general liability audits for property and casualty insurance clients. Experience in processing payroll and working with bills of lading in shipping and receiving preferred. Training is in-house or via webcast.