[currently hiring] Accounting Work from Home Philippines – Full-time Bookkeeper

Want to work from home in the Philippines as an accountant or bookkeeper? We’re hiring!

We are looking for an awesome accountant/bookkeeper to join our growing teams.

Our EAU/US team have a vacancy for a full-time role, with an opportunity to grow this to a full-time role, as our client base grows.

You will have 2+ years of full-time accounting experience working with an Australian/US/UK firm, an accounting (or similar) degree and be a qualified CPA.  You will have excellent English communication skills.

In this role, you will look after management reporting and weekly / monthly transaction processing for a portfolio of Bean Ninjas bookkeeping clients.


Who are we?

Bean Ninjas is a Xero bookkeeping and financial reporting business founded on Australia’s Gold Coast in 2015.

We specialize in online businesses including coaches/consultants, bloggers, freelancers/agencies/ SaaS and eCommerce, and our mission is to create financial freedom through stress-free business finances for our clients

For more details about Bean Ninjas and our values refer to the Bean Ninjas jobs page.


CEO Meryl Johnston and Bean Ninjas EU COO, Tom Mercer representing Bean Ninjas at an industry event


What’s it like being part of the Bean Ninjas team?


Career development

We believe in developing our team and promoting internally. You will go through an initial 6-month training program and will then receive ongoing training and mentoring. We prepare individual staff development plans for each team member to help in achieving career goals.

You’ll either be working directly with our Director of Cloud Accounting Michelle Brough in the AU/US team, or with COO of Bean Ninjas EU, Tom Mercer.

Tom and Michelle are great examples of top performers who have quickly been promoted to senior roles at Bean Ninjas.


Flexible and remote role

This is a remote role and you will have some flexibility in choosing your regular work hours, but must generally be online during business hours. You can also decide whether you’d like to work from a co-working space or from home.


Industry leaders

Bean Ninjas are recognized as industry leaders. You will be working alongside Chartered Accountants and CPA’s who have come from firms such as Ernst and Young, BDO and Grant Thornton.

We won the Xero Australia Bookkeeping Partner of the Year Award in 2019 and the equivalent state award for Queensland in both 2017 and 2019.

Anf, Michael & Meryl (CEO) attending a strategy day.


Here are some specifics of the role

You will have a daily list of client bookkeeping work to complete. As your experience grows you will have more direct contact with clients and will take on more responsibility.


Bookkeeping Service Delivery

  • Using Xero exclusively, except for looking up information in a client’s old accounting system.
  • Use Xero add-ons and integrations like Hubdoc, Receipt Bank, Stripe and Paypal.
  • Responding to client queries via our online email helpdesk software Helpscout.
  • Communicating with other staff via Slack.
  • You write well: concise, understandable, helpful, professional, and fast. You can build rapport with others solely through your writing.
  • Working knowledge of one or more tax systems – US Sales Tax, Australian GST, VATmoss and UK VAT – would be a bonus
  • Ideally, you have previously worked for an Australian, UK or US bookkeeping firm for a minimum of 2 years.
  • You have good attention to detail, so you will write in your application the number of dot-points in this list.

Remote work

  • You’re self-motivated and ideally, have previous experience working remotely and/or with little direct supervision.
  • You have a good internet connection.
  • You know how to keep your computer and work secure and private.
  • You know the joys of using two monitors (or splitting a big monitor) to do bookkeeping work.

Your skills and experience

You will:

  • Have worked in a professional services accounting/bookkeeping firm for 2+ years.
  • Have an Accounting (or similar) degree and ideally be CPA /  Chartered Accountant qualified.
  • Be familiar with bookkeeping processes including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll processes.
  • Have experience reconciling balance sheet accounts and preparing management accounts.
  • Have excellent English communication skills. This is key!


How Do I Apply?

Step 1: Complete the online application form below

We will be reviewing applications along the way and if we find someone who is the right fit first we’ll go with them.

Step 2: Get creative here. Send us something (or a lot of things) that you think will help set you apart.

Step 3: Bean Ninjas review submissions and schedule the first interview

Step 4: Second interview and final decision

Step 4: Accountant/bookkeeper role announced

Step 5: Commence work orientation

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