Virtual Bookkeeping Jobs in Canada

We offer rewarding virtual bookkeeper jobs in Canada to certified bookkeepers. Be part of a team, get coaching & support, all without having to do sales.

Current Status as of March 23, 2021:

  • We are looking for a 20-40 hour a week, virtual bookkeeper with Xero experience for a 3 month contract until early June. 
  • If you are interested, please apply below. 

We are a well-managed company with good clients and you can expect coaching and support from your manager, Jonathan.  Jonathan is a former Procter & Gamble Brand Manager with extensive training and experience in managing teams.

You can read about Jonathan on his LinkedIn and Strategy Cube pages. We are based in Burlington, ON.

Our team of virtual bookkeepers tell me they appreciate:

  • Being part of a team for support and encouragement.
  • The flexibility of the role which allows them to take care of their families and still enjoy meaningful work and build their careers.
  • The quality of the clients we attract and the rewarding feeling of building good relationships with them over time.
  • The learning they get from exposure to sophisticated clients using cutting-edge accounting and business management tools.
  • The coaching and support I provide.
  • That we use state of the art software tools that they find efficient and useful.

Details of the role:

  • Successful entrepreneurs are rarely strong at keeping their books organized. You'll be helping some of Canada's entrepreneurs get their books & systems organized so that they can manage their business well and keep their staff, customers and the CRA happy. You'll give them the gift of peace of mind and they will love you for it. 
  • You will be doing general bookkeeping including monthly reconciliations, sales tax management, payables & receivables, payroll, invoicing and bill payment.
  • Our clients are smart, urban business people, mostly in software, tech, e-commerce, agencies, professional services, virtual events, holding companies, real estate, massage therapy and chiropractic or physiotherapy clinics. They are mostly in Ontario and BC. We have no restaurants, physical retailers, manufacturing, farming or trades clients.
  • We only use Xero and QuickBooksOnline for accounting.
  • You will use Financial Cents to manage all your work. 
  • You need to be comfortable learning new web-based software quickly. In addition to the above, we use HubDoc, Plooto, Wagepoint, ReceiptBank, WayPay, G-Suite, Slack, Harvest and Zoom but there are new tools coming out on a regular basis and we will always want to help our clients use the latest and best tools.

Virtual bookkeeper job fit criteria:

To be considered a good fit for this role, you need to meet the following criteria:

  1. You are legally able to work in Canada and you are physically based in Canada.
  2. You are a qualified, certified bookkeeper with a bookkeeping or accounting certification from a recognized Canadian college or program. We have a strong preference for candidates with the Certified Professional Bookkeeper certification from CPB Canada.
  3. You have a minimum of 3 years of cumulative Canadian bookkeeping experience.
  4. You speak, read and write English at a native speaker or fully bilingual level.
  5. You are looking for between 20 to 40 hours per week of primarily 9-5 daytime, bookkeeping work from now until early June 2021. If you want less than 15 hours per week, it's not a good fit for us.
  6. You have your own computer, fast internet and a suitable, professional office or quiet room in your home to conduct video conference meetings from during the day.
  7. You want to work as a contractor, not as an employee.
  8. You have a couple of existing bookkeeping clients and plan to keep them (we need you to, to maintain your status as a contractor) or are willing to secure some within the next few months.
  9. You need to be able to update the client's books at least every 2 days and you need to be able to return emails within 2-3 hours on weekdays.
  10. You are certified in Xero or Quickbooks Online. Xero and QBO are the only accounting systems we use. Quickbooks Desktop experience is not sufficient.

To apply, please carefully fill out the form below:

1 Step 1
Which of these do you haveYou can select multiple

If you can only work 15 or less hours per week as a bookkeeper, we would not be interested. We have some limited opportunities for part time CPA work. 

Please respond yes or no to each statement
NoYes
I am legally able to work in Canada.
I am physically based in Canada.
I have my own computer, fast internet and a suitable, professional and quiet place to conduct video conference meetings from during the day.
I want to work as a contractor, not as an employee.
I have a couple of existing bookkeeping clients and plan to keep them (we need you to, to maintain your status as a contractor) or am willing to secure some within the next few months.
I am able to update the client's books at least every 2 days and able to return emails or calls within 2-3 hours on weekdays.
I am looking for between 20 to 40 hours per week of primarily 9-5 daytime, ongoing bookkeeping work.
Please pick your closest level of expertise for eachIf all you have is the software certification with no experience using it with clients, then choose beginner. Intermediate means >1 year with >2 clients. Strong means >2 years and >4 clients.
NoneBeginnerIntermediateStrong
Xero
Quickbooks Online
Hubdoc
Receipt Bank
Wagepoint
Plooto
G-Suite (Drive, Docs)
Hosting Zoom web meetings with clients
Directly managing Canadian client relationships
Estimating work (time to complete)
E-commerce bookkeeping
You may answer the following questions either by writing responses in the fields below or by answering the questions in a video or audio recording as explained below.

Please record a short video or audio clip explaining your bookkeeping experience, your interest in this role and answering the two questions above. A mobile phone or webcam/computer video or audio recording is fine. Please upload the video/audio file to a place I can access it (YouTube, Dropbox, Drive, SoundCloud etc) and paste the link in below, or email it to [email protected] and include your name and contact information. (P.S. Everyone we have hired has taken the time to record us a video.) 

Thank you for taking the time to apply. We are not able to respond to every applicant but if you meet our criteria and we think you would be a good fit, we will get in touch with you to set up an interview.

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