5 Weekend Accounting and Tax Jobs to Boost Your Income

Looking for weekend accounting jobs to earn extra money without sacrificing your weekdays? Check out these 5 opportunities at Intuit. Learn about the qualifications, skills required, and potential earnings of each job.

Have you been brainstorming ways to make some extra cash on the weekend? How about doing some taxes and bookkeeping to boost your income?

Accounting is a lucrative industry that has been around since the invention of the abacus. Businesses always need someone to keep track of finances; you could be that someone on the weekends.

Some accountants do taxes seasonally to make ends meet, while others do accounting and taxes year-round as a full-time career. There are several ways to thrive in this industry, so we put together this list of the five best weekend accounting and tax jobs you can do to boost your income. 

Weekend Jobs in Accounting

If you work full-time from Monday to Friday and can’t take on extra work during the week, you only have the weekends to boost your income. But then, it can be a burden to commute to and from a physical location for two extra days of the week.

That’s where remote weekend jobs in accounting come in. You’ll be able to work from home and fewer hours at times you choose while earning enough to put more food on the table.

As technology continues to evolve, remote positions in accounting are becoming more and more commonplace. Accounting is an umbrella term that encompasses many roles you can undertake, such as:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Analysis
  • Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • Actuary
  • Clerk
  • Tax Preparation

Even within these positions, there are various sub-roles that thousands of companies are always hiring for. But, you’ll need a strong grasp of accounting principles and a knowledge of current tax laws to thrive in this industry. On top of that, you’ll want to possess the ability to:

  • Work with numbers and financial data
  • Pay excellent attention to detail
  • Analyze data 
  • Work independently
  • Stay up to date with the latest accounting software and tools

5 Accounting and Tax Jobs to Boosts Your Weekend Income

If you’ve been looking for weekend accounting jobs, Intuit has got you covered. We provide remote work seekers with unique opportunities to work on our TurboTax Live and QuickBooks Live software. As an accountant or tax expert at Intuit, you’ll help customers use the two platforms to manage financial data and relevant statements and prepare and file taxes. Sounds simple and appealing?

Let’s look at some part-time weekend jobs at Intuit you can apply to right now to put your accounting skills to work. And if you don’t have any accounting skills yet, don’t worry; we’ll give you some resources toward the end of this article that you can use to become proficient enough to work any of the jobs on this list.

TurboTax Live Tax Associate Jobs

$19.90 – $28.00/hr

As a TurboTax Live Tax Associate, you’ll be in charge of helping small businesses efficiently file their relevant financial documents using TurboTax. You’ll want to have at least two tax seasons of experience under your belt to qualify for this role. It also helps if you submit at least 30 tax returns for each tax year that you work.

Intuit has a competitive pay scale for this position if you meet the requirements. You’ll also access various benefits, equity rewards, and cash bonuses.

Pay ranges from $19.90 – $28.00 per hour. Factors such as skills, experience, location, and relevant on-the-job knowledge play into what end of the pay scale you’ll start on.

Diversity and inclusion are a huge part of our company values at Intuit. We regularly audit our entire fleet of tax associates to ensure equal pay across all genders and ethnicities.

TurboTax Live Tax Expert Jobs

$25.70 – $36.00/hr

If you’re a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or an EA (Enrolled Associate) you may be eligible for a high-paying career as a Tax Expert. The role can pay up to $36, depending on your experience and location. And, of course, you’ll get to choose your hours and work from the comfort of your home.

As a TurboTax Live Tax Expert, you’ll work one-on-one with consumers and business executives to file taxes using TurboTax. You’ll also be qualified to give tax advice and expert guidance on tax regulations and procedures.

This position requires the ability to connect with our clients on a relatable level to instill the confidence they need to reach their financial and tax-related goals. You’ll do so via SmartLook, our state-of-the-art video conference software.

At Intuit, we give our tax experts access to comprehensive resources to help them serve clients with tact and top-notch customer service. You’ll collaborate with other experts to follow up on your assigned customers and ensure all the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted.

If you’re a CPA, EA, or Practicing Attorney (PA), you can become part of Intuit’s “Powering Prosperity Around the World” mission by applying for this rewarding weekend gig. And you can make a good amount of pocket change.

TurboTax Live Business Tax Experts

$22.40 – $36.30/hr

This role is perfect for those who are highly motivated business tax professionals. It’s an exciting opportunity where your main focus will be to help customers use TurboTax Business products.

You’ll be our customers’ personal expert who guides them through the treacherous landscape of business tax laws, procedures, and regulations. You’ll also explain abstract concepts that will help customers save money and keep their businesses in the right standing with the government. While preparing their taxes, you’ll keep customers in the loop on what forms you’re filing every step of the way. 

As a Business Tax Expert, you’ll work with different types of corporations, including C-corporations, S-corporations, and multi-member LLCs. This will put your expertise in federal and state tax laws to work. You’ll be advising your clientele on how to maximize tax deductions while staying in accordance with the law. 

This role is open to both credentialed (CPA/EA/PCA) accountants and non-credentialed accountants (those without any certification). You can make up to $36.30 per hour as a credentialed and up to $31.90 per hour as a non-credentialed accountant. Credentials will influence your pay rate at some level, but experience and location will matter more.

You’ll need the following to qualify for a Business Tax Expert role:

  • An extensive knowledge of tax and business law
  • Strong experience in business tax preparation
  • Minimum three seasons of paid tax preparation or bookkeeping experience

It will be a huge plus if you have experience preparing tax returns for service industry customers. It will make you stand out from other applicants as this is a large part of our customer base.

Intuit TurboTax Verified Pro

Uncapped income

As a Verified Pro, you’ll be a self-employed accountant who partners with Intuit to service our existing clientele. This helps us by taking some of the more specialized clientele, and it helps you by giving you more referrals for your business.

If you already have your tax preparation business, you can take on more work for your company through Intuit. There’s no need to take a seasonal employment role as a Live Tax Expert. You can simply access client referrals from Intuit’s database as a Verified Pro. You’ll also be able to retain these clients and work with them each tax season as long as you keep your partnership with Intuit.

Intuit will provide its own tax software to help you get the job done as efficiently as possible. The best part is that there is no upfront cost of becoming a Verified Pro. 

We will provide local marketing support to help you get the word out about your services. You’ll have access to TurboTax-branded materials and an optimized online presence to help you market yourself effectively.

Our AI-powered client management portal will help you onboard clients effectively. Its intelligent algorithm will reach out to customers on your behalf to complete documents, reducing the amount of data entry on your end. You’ll also have access to our many tax experts to help you with any questions.

If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, fill out this form and a partner engagement specialist will contact you to discuss the next steps. 

QuickBooks Live Bookkeeper

$24.70 – $35.00/hr

Here’s another lucrative position on our list of weekend side jobs that can gross you as high as $35 per hour. QuickBooks Live Bookkeeper helps customers set up their workspace in the state-of-the-art QuickBooks software.

As a QuickBooks expert, you’ll help clients navigate the platform and become an instrumental part of their bookkeeping activities. You’ll be their point of contact when they have questions or concerns while keeping their books.

Of course, you’re not just a tech support agent with a fancy name. You’ll be diving into QuickBooks headfirst, hand in hand with your client, to make sure every penny is accounted for. 

To qualify for this rewarding remote weekend job, you’ll need:

  • Three years of experience in bookkeeping and/or accounting
  • To be comfortable using QuickBooks Online
  • A four-year degree in accounting
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with technology and computer operations

Like all other positions on this list, this work-from-home opportunity can be the perfect weekend accounting job you need to boost your income during tax season.

What’s the Life of a Remote Accountant Like?

Intuit prides itself on being one of the 100 best companies to work for in 2023, and one of the main reasons is that we give many of our accountants the ability to work remotely. Outside of the excellent financial incentives, being able to set your own schedule, access to a 401k, and health benefits are some of the huge perks of being a remote accountant at Intuit. 

Many of our accountants have a full-time job or their own tax preparation business while working weekend side jobs at Intuit. Yet, they can still balance their personal and professional lives through the flexibility we provide. 

With Intuit, you can pick your hours to work remotely at times when you’re not working your full-time job or spending time with your family. It’s as simple as logging into your Intuit dashboard, picking your shifts from available times on the schedule, and being at your computer when it’s time to clock in.

And these part-time weekend jobs aren’t just for career accountants. If you’re looking for a way to transition into retirement or even if you’re just someone who needs to pick up a couple of hours on the weekend for extra income, you’ll still be eligible for the benefits we offer.

On top of that, you will be able to expand on your skillset and help people reach their financial goals in the process. The ability to work as much or as little as you need and build the skillset is why many of our associates return to work with us every season. One of our experts said, “In my first tax season at Intuit, I probably learned more than I did in my first five years of private practice.”

When’s the Best Time for Job Searching in Accounting?

The best time to search for a job in accounting is when you’re ready personally and professionally. However, keep in mind that accounting, bookkeeping, and (especially) tax preparation is a seasonal industry with huge spikes in activity at crucial times during the year. Therefore, the timing of your application for these weekend tax preparer jobs will be a vital factor in your ability to get a job in accounting.

Think about when companies may be ready to onboard new accountants. Tax season begins in January, so many companies start hiring bookkeepers and tax preparers from August until December for each tax season. 

How Do I Get an Accounting Job Without Experience?

If all these weekend bookkeeping jobs look appealing, but you lack the experience and knowledge to apply, worry not. At Intuit Academy, we have a wealth of resources you can use for free to learn how to prepare for some of these positions. For tax preparation, we offer two courses:

  • Tax Level 1: A 30-hour course that lays out foundational tax principles
  • Tax Level 2: A 20-hour course that expands on these principles and explores more complex tax knowledge

For the bookkeeping course, you can enroll in the class without any bookkeeping knowledge. Some topics explored include:

  • The accounting cycle and financial statements
  • Tracking assets and creating reports for businesses
  • Liabilities and changes in equity
  • How to analyze financial statements to help with business decisions

After you complete the courses, you’ll earn a badge that you can put on your resume, CV, and LinkedIn to help you stand out from other applicants. Take advantage of Intuit Academy and start your journey as an accountant today!