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Accountant Position

Accountant Position

The Accountant position allows the employee to enjoy a work-life balance that includes:

  • Flexible Schedule – Hours are flexible, but client meetings and trainings must be conducted during normal business hours.
  • Working From Home – Approximately two-thirds of the work is performed from a home office.
  • Earnings Potential – Compensation is incentive based, but is also commensurate with a professional level position. Earnings are scalable based on an employee’s performance and the volume of work an employee chooses to take on.
  • Career Development – Employees can work part-time and still have the opportunity for challenging work in the accounting profession. For CPAs, Bookminders’ training programs are accredited for continuing professional education.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Operate accounting software to enter financial data, generate checks and prepare reports
  • Apply accounting standards when recording transactions and reconciling accounts
  • Prepare accurate, professional and meaningful financial reporting for the client
  • Apply Bookminders’ standards when performing client services
  • Accurately track client billing information and report it to Bookminders in a timely manner

Training and Expectations

Bookminders provides employees with ongoing training necessary to effectively service clients, including computer-based, one-on-one and group training. After initial training, employees are trained and supervised by experienced staff to service assigned client accounts.

An employee’s workload (and related incentive based compensation) is expected to start out low and to increase based on:

  • The size and availability of client workload
  • Employee’s ability to learn quickly

Minimum workload after six months is expected to be 20 hours per week.  Employees working on more complex client assignments and new client setups may work 30 or more hours per week.

Position Qualifications

We are seeking to hire qualified accounting professionals who will work from their homes as our employees, providing accounting and bookkeeping services to our small business and non-profit clients. (No financial investment or sales responsibility required.)

  • Four-year college degree, preferably in accounting or business
  • Five years accounting or finance experience
  • Excellent communication and computer skills
  • Experience with general ledger accounting software
  • Separate, dedicated home office space with high-speed internet connection
  • Car for local travel to meet with clients; Candidates must be able to work during business hours (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm)

To apply for this position you must live near Pittsburgh or Philadelphia.

Qualified candidates will be invited to an Open House to learn more about working for Bookminders and will also be asked to complete our employment testing, which includes an accounting test.

Gretchen Mooney

“Flexibility was my first priority in coming to work for Bookminders.  I was a mother with little kids and I wanted to work from home.  I appreciated the flexibility that Bookminders offered me.”

— Gretchen Mooney

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Janet Devlin

“The training and support is very good.  I’ve never encountered a situation where I couldn’t get the help I needed.  And the technical people are excellent—they keep everything working smoothly.”

— Janet Devlin

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Kathy Biernesser

“Working from home is great for me.  I can get a lot done while the kids are at school.  And in the summer when the kids are home, I have the flexibility to work in the evenings or on the weekends.”

— Kathy Biernesser

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Melanie Rutan

“ Work/life balance is important to me. Working for Bookminders, I’m able to attend my children’s sports and school events, while continuing my professional career.  It’s very important to me to be able to do both.”

— Melanie Rutan

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