What is Accountingdepartment.com?
Today, outsourcing financial accounting and bookkeeping services, sometimes called Virtual Accounting or Virtual Bookkeeping is growing in popularity.
This is mainly because Web and cloud computing makes it possible for people to work from home, in a secure, paperless, home office environment, and provide bookkeeping services to business owners.
AccountingDepartment.com is a business process outsourcing (BPO) firm that provides virtual accounting and bookkeeping services, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, daily general ledger maintenance, Bank account reconciliation, sales and use tax filing, payroll processing, and month-end closing for small- to medium-size business (businesses with revenue from $500,000 to $25 million annually).
Based in Pompton Plains, NJ and founded in 2004, AccountingDepartment.com team has managed to build strong productive relationships with client companies like Prometheus Research LLC., P3S Corporation, Thoughtbox (web and mobile application developing firm) and many other companies across all industries.
Reputed as a 100% virtual service provider, AccountingDepartment.com works with like-minded companies that have a clear understanding of virtual office environment and related phone system needs.
The company hires account managers, certified public accountants and bookkeepers to work from home. Employees are always accessible via online chat, email, or phone to take care of any urgent issues that arises during the business day.
All files are stored in the cloud on secure servers, so business owners have 24/7 access to their files whenever they need them.
Hiring and training
Due to the high level of responsibility assigned to bookkeepers, the company requires all candidates to go through a rigorous hiring process. Applicants who are skilled at QuickBooks, demonstrate bookkeeping knowledge and follow the GAAP accounting standards are hired.
Every bookkeeper hired is required to become a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor not more than six months after being employed. The opportunities provided are flexible as employees can engage in both full-time and part-time virtual jobs with various benefits.
Accountingdepartment.com hires employees with US citizenship and residency. Virtual accounting work at home jobs provided by this company include Virtual Full Charge Bookkeeper, Virtual CPA/Controller, Virtual Client Implementation Manager, Client Implementation Specialist, Outside Salesperson, Corporate Staffing Specialist, Marketing Assistant, Human Resources Assistant, Virtual Accounting Manager, Business Development Representative, Virtual Office Manager and Bookkeeper.
Much of the work with clients is on the phone therefore the technical requirements of accountingdepartment.com includes a quiet home office, a computer with high speed internet and a land line phone.
The average working hour is between 30 – 40 hours a week depending on the position you are hired for. They offer flexible hours when you need it, nonetheless, it is a full time commitment even when you work from home.
Hours of operation are usually from Monday to Friday starting by 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (in the designated time zone) with a 30 minutes lunch break with two 15-minute breaks.
Job Benefits are offered. These benefits include vacation, paid holidays and 401 (k) plan as well as group medical, life, vision, dental and accident insurance which depends on your job position and how long you have been employed (medical benefits are available for use after six months).
The hiring process
Most of the positions require minimum of 2 years experience and QuickBooks proficiency plus bachelor’s degree in Accounting. The QuickBooks test takes four hours (Applicants can only apply for the test once every 3 years) and will also be required to take a personality test.
Upon successful completion of the tests, there are two stages of interviews applicants will undergo. The first interview is with the director of client services, upon successful completion of the interview you will be set up with an interview with one of the company partners.
Each Bookkeeper is assigned four to eight client accounts. All bookkeepers are W2 employees of the company and not subcontractors and the 401K plan is only available after one year of employment.
Types of jobs offered at Accountingdepartment.com
- Virtual Full Charge Bookkeeper: They are Responsible for account payable,account receivable, payroll and month-end closing services. Requirements for this position include 3 or more years in full charge bookkeeping and 2 or more years of experience with QuickBooks.
- Virtual Account Manager: Responsibilities for account managers are to lead a team of bookkeepers assigned to various clients. They should have the skills to work with multiple clients, oversee financial reports, facilitate team meetings and provide feedback plus performance reviews of staff members under their control. A minimum of 7 years professional accounting experience and 3-5 years of management experience is required for this job.
- Virtual CPA/Controller: 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.
For more about career opportunities visit accountingdepartment.com/career