Now Hiring for the 2014 Tax Season

Backyard Bookkeeper is constantly looking for new talent to join us, and we invite you to apply!

Some of the benefits:

  • Flexible hours – as few as 4-5 hours a week and as many as 25-30 if you want to work up to it
  • Work from the comfort of your own home, with a few regular visits to clients
  • Interact with lots of interesting people and companies in varying industries
  • Have a variety of ongoing projects, rather the same routine every day and week
  • Mileage reimbursement at the federal rate
  • Stretch your knowledge and skills with on-the-job training

Some of the requirements:

  • Self-motivated, able to work effectively under deadlines without much supervision, excellent follow-through
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles
  • Have your own computer with a number pad, headset, and webcam
  • Some Quickbooks experience
  • Have your own car so you can make occasional visits to clients, in or near the Salt Lake Valley
  • Excellent communication skills, including through email, phone, video chat, and other online media; be able to respond to messages within one day
  • Type at least 60 WPM, not afraid of data entry (sometimes it gets tedious, but we do our best to mix it up with more interesting work)
  • Generally tech savvy on computers, Windows, Microsoft Office, and internet

Optional areas of expertise we keep an eye out for:

  • Payroll
  • Sales tax
  • Inventory
  • Real estate accounting
  • Retail sales accounting
  • Sales and networking


To apply, please send a cover letter and one-page resume to

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