How To Put Together An Accounting Resume

If you want to create an accounting sample resume, or if you are looking to download a template, there are certain concepts that should be made clear. Be under no illusion that finding an accountancy job would be easy, with the economy still not as buoyant as it was before the recession, there is intense competition for the most desirable openings. The way you structure your resume, and the information it contains, will have a major bearing on the number of interviews you are asked to attend.

At the top of your document you should place your contact information. This should include your home address, email ID, and telephone number. As you do not know through which medium a recruiter may make contact, providing every option would be essential.

The next piece of text should be an objective statement. This needs to be brief yet informative. It needs to include your desire to succeed in the field as well as your career goals, try to keep the statement text in relation to the job you are applying for.

Following on from your objective statement should be your qualifications. You should list in an easy to peruse fashion your professional qualifications. Make sure you emphasize any certification that is related to accountancy. Your most recent qualifications should be at the top of the list.

After your qualifications should come information relating to additional skills. There may be certain accountancy tasks that you excel at. Also, you should include details of any special software or applications that you are adept at using.

The next section should be based upon your actual work experience. Be certain to include details relating to the past jobs in the financial sector that you have held, no matter what their duration or status.

You can close your CV with a brief paragraph on hobbies and extra-curricular activities. This is important as many people may have the same qualifications and experience as you.

Sally Sue Smith
123 Any St. Hometown, USA 09876
• Phone no: 555-122-0987• Email: [email protected]

I am a highly organised, highly motivated professional with an eye for detail. I love to read the story that the numbers tell about the business. The key to my success is creating a challenging working environment where my staff can reach their potential while contributing to the success of the firm. I am seeking a position where I can use my 9 years of experience working alongside SME's in building their business through planning, control and monitoring.

Manager - Taxation and Business Services - BCP Group Services-Campbelltown NSW, Oct 2001 - Present
Heading up a team of 5 accountants responsible for the accounting and taxation affairs for a portfolio of clients generating fees of $500k per annum. Specialising in new business we work alongside our clients in setting up accounting systems including the preparation of budgets, cashflow statements and assisting our clients to understand what the numbers mean to their business.

Duties include:

Preparation of Financial Statements and Income Tax Returns using Solution 6 Software, MYOB, Quickbooks, Microsoft Office

Preparation of quarterly and monthly business activity statements

Preparation and analysis of management accounts for clients

Assisting our clients with all compliance issues including Payroll Tax, Land Tax, Workers Compensation, Fringe Benefits Tax, Superannuation Guarantee

Planning and co-ordination of workflow for staff and reviewing the work of team members to ensure accuracy

Weekly reporting on team KPI's to management, including individual productivity levels, team budget, WIP and debtor management

Development of team members through on the job training / mentoring / external training opportunities

Raising the profile and the client base of the firm by participation in local busines networking groups, Macarthur Business Enterprise Centre (an activity of the Department of State and Regional Development), Lions Club Youth of The Year Quest, etc

Accountant - Hayes Knight-Campbelltown, Mar 1998 - Apr 2001
Accounting and Taxation Services
Accountant - John Karasmanis & Associates-Liverpool NSW, Apr 2001 - Sep 2001
Accounting and Taxation Services

Deakin University - Warnambool Victoria
Bachelor of Commerce, Mar 2000 - Feb 2007
Majored in Accounting and Management.
Studied via Distance Education.
Invited to study honours by the Faculty of Management.

 Member of the Committee of Management for the Sydney Womens' Cricket Association
 Involvement in community events centred around the development of young adults and women in business.
 Juggling a busy teenage family and a demanding job

 Completed my BComm while raising a family, running a home and working full time in a management role
 Being a role model to young women in the firm as I was the first female manager appointed at BCP

  •  Furnished upon request.