The Ultimate Guide To Finding Remote Accounting Jobs In 2018

 

TL;DR — I built a niche remote job board featuring the best accounting and finance jobs from around the world. Find your dream remote job here.

 

Life is too short to spend your career stuck in a cubicle at a boring accounting job.

When I was in search of more autonomy and flexibility in my accounting career, working in a cubicle was getting in the way of that.

After reading The 4-Hour Workweek, the book opened my eyes to the possibility of working remotely, traveling, and living my ideal lifestyle.

And ever since I was able to achieve my ideal lifestyle, I've been advocating for accountants to break the shackles of their office jobs and gain more freedom by working remotely.

Through all the years of frustration, research, and energy sorting through all the junk out there that I’ve personally endured, I put together this Ultimate Guide to help you find remote accounting jobs, faster.

So you can finally ditch the boring cubicle job, join me in the remote working revolution, and enjoy living your best life.

Here are the best ways to find remote accounting jobs in 2018:

The Remote Accounting Jobs Board: AccountantList

My latest project has been building a niche job board exclusively for remote accounting jobs.

Here’s a very quick video below, where I give you a basic overview of what the job board looks like. (Update: I’ve since updated the domain name and other visual elements in case you notice it looks a bit different.)

 
 

With the AccountantList you can easily search for remote accounting jobs and not even have to bother with entering a location.

125+ Best Sites for Finding Remote Accounting & Tax Opportunities in 2018

If you can't find your perfect remote accounting job on our job board, I've compiled a database of 125+ best sites to find even more remote accounting jobs - saving you hours of time and energy. And yes, as you can imagine, it's taken me countless hours to compile this list and maintain it.

The Remote Accounting & Tax Opportunities database includes the best websites (without the scams) I could find for each of the following categories:

  • Accounting & Tax Firms: It's hard to tell which accounting and tax firms are remote or offer work from home opportunities. I've searched all over to find the firms known to be fully remote or offer partial remote opportunities.

  • Remote Employers of accountants: If you don't want to work at a remote accounting or tax firm, this list is for you. These include startups, established remote companies and consulting firms. While these companies will likely have less accountants on staff compared to accounting firms, these are companies that have exciting growth potential in different industries.

  • Freelance platforms: For accountants who want work to come to them, work a side hustle, etc.

Please note: your experience browsing this list will look a lot better if you're not on mobile.

Let your dream remote accounting job find YOU

On AccountantList, your Job Seeker profile is your direct path to being discovered for remote opportunities.

When you create your free profile, you can share your availability, experience, and skills all in one place.

The new richer Talent Profile helps you capture more opportunities as a remote accounting professional.

You choose if you want your profile visible. If you opt-in, only approved companies can see your information to contact you.

Plus, I know no one likes to create yet another account, but there’s no need to start from scratch entering all you work experience because you can sign up with your LinkedIn profile and import your information.

 
 Here's an example of what your AccountantList Job Seeker Profile can look like

Here's an example of what your AccountantList Job Seeker Profile can look like

 

Since you’ll be competing with hundreds of other candidates, it helps to stand by having a Job Seeker Profile and let employers discover you.

Other Places to Find Remote Accounting Jobs

Of course I’m biased when it comes to AccountantList being the best place to find remote accounting jobs - because it’s my own creation and I put a lot of research and energy into it.

That being said, there are some other popular websites I would recommend checking for yourself. I’ve made the comparison easy so you’ll know exactly what to expect from each website:

AccountantList Accountingfly FlexJobs Indeed LinkedIn Virtual Vocations
Created for accountants, by an accountant ✔️
Specializes only in 'remote accounting jobs' ✔️
Advanced job search filtering ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
FREE registration for job seekers ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Display your experience and skills via a free Profile ✔️ ✔️
Custom job alerts via email ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
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Search the Remote Accounting & Tax Jobs Directory

Now that you know where to find remote accounting jobs, it’s better to filter your job search by the relevant categories. If you’re a Controller, you probably won’t be looking for Senior Accountant jobs, so make it easy for yourself and search by category:

🗂 Remote Jobs by Main Category

⌨️ Remote Jobs by Popular Role

💾 Remote Jobs by Top Technology

💼 Remote Jobs by Job Type

🔎 Remote Jobs by Popular Search

Bottom Line

Hopefully, you now have some good places to start when searching for your remote accounting job.

I hope I’ve made it a whole lot easier for you to FIND the best remote accounting jobs from around the world, but LANDING them is a whole ‘nother story.

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Best of luck with your job hunt!

Originally published Nov 1, 2016, last updated October 27, 2018

Job SearchJeff Maddux, CPA