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What Is a Remote Bookkeeper and How to Become One

What Does a Remote Bookkeeper Do?

Remote bookkeepers are responsible for some or all of the financial accounts for their employer or client. They may work independently or within a department to manage all accounts payable and accounts receivable within the organization, depending on the size and needs of the company. Unlike bookkeepers who work in the office, remote bookkeepers work from home or another location of their choice with a Wi-Fi connection. They may be on the staff at the company, or they may be self-employed. Their job duties include recording all transactions, posting debits and credits into a general ledger, and producing financial statements and other reports for the management of the company. A remote bookkeeper also reconciles reports and checks files for accuracy.

What Is the Job of a Remote Bookkeeper in a Small Business?

A remote bookkeeper is an essential member of the financial team within a small business. As a remote bookkeeper, you manage the financial transactions of the organization, including receiving payment against outstanding invoices and balancing accounts. Remote bookkeepers may work with a small business’s tax preparer to file quarterly returns, and often manage the payroll for a small business. Unlike in-house bookkeepers, remote bookkeepers work from home or a different location of their choice with a Wi-Fi connection. Small companies may have the remote bookkeeper to come into the office occasionally to cross-check files and reconcile reports.