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Accountant Template


Highly motivated, well organized professional accountant offering over 8+ years experience in Accounting. Expert in account reconciliations, payment processing, journal entries, data entry, billing and collections. Outgoing, with strong communication skills and a creative talent for cultivating rewarding relationships with customers, peers and supervisory staff. Dynamic learner with facility for rapidly mastering new modalities. Highly competent in MS Office, JD Edwards, Oracle, ImageNow and other various accounting programs.

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
BBA Accounting
Graduated -  2010
Employment History
Trinity University, HoustonTexas
Cash Management Associate  January 2016 - Present

Log and scan all incoming payments from university retail outlets. Apply payments from bank lockbox to appropriate invoices. Process credit card transactions from university branches. Export all credit card transactions and apply payments to clients open invoices. Apply ACH payments to open invoices. Assist Accounts Payable with verifying vouchered batches for errors.

Texas Tech University, HoustonTexas
Bookkeeper  June 2013 - December 2015

Scanned, coded and vouchered invoices for payment using ImageNow. Prepared and reconciled bank accounts for deposit. Conducted monthly self audits to maintain internal controls and ensure Sox Compliance. Processed financial calculations such as amounts due, tuition credits and refunds to be made for student withdrawls. Calculate, prepare and issue invoices , account statements and other financial statements according to established procedures. Monitored and collected on all out of school accounts keeping bad debt at a minimum. Assisted with month end closing procedures. Performed variance analysis to determine root cause for each significant variance relating to specific accounts.

Amica Insurance, HoustonTexas
Office Manager  February 2011 - June 2013

Review activity reports to ensure personnel have achieved sales quotas. Processed claims promptly and credited collection's to policy holder's accounts. Reconcile earned commissions with commission advances. Performed inventory control of all office supplies, forms etc. Assist in claims management. Review insurance policies. Handle all incoming calls.

Professional Skills
Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable:Advanced
Account reconciliations:Advanced
Payment processing:Advanced
Journal entries:Advanced
Data entry:Advanced
Billing and collections:Advanced

How to Write an Accounting Resume Objective

Account Resume Objective or Summary

The top section of your resume is the most important real estate to get an employer’s attention. Objective statements used to be the top section however that’s generally more “old-school,” even for accountants -- we don’t see many new resumes with objective statements.
Instead of an objective statement, provide a “Summary,” “Overview,” or “Highlights,” section at the top of your resume. This section should be targeted to the job post or specific position and include your key skills, talents, and achievements that you offer (or would like to achieve aka objective).
The main goal is here leveraging that prime real estate by creating a headline with strong hook -- essentially picking keywords that will catch the employers’ attention and get your application shortlisted.

Example Summaries for Account Resumes

Award-winning accounting graduate with highly analytical, mathematical, and detail oriented skill set. Technical skills include Oracle Financials Accounting Hub (FAH), Quickbooks, and Ceridian. Advanced training in Financial Reporting, Risk Management, Corporate Finance.

Senior accountant with 8+ years of experience and comprehensive knowledge in AP, AR, General Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Corporate Finance. Proven track record boosting margins and driving profitability. Excels in financial analysis and strategic management.

High-performing accountant with 3+ years in payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and 2+ years controlling expenditure and income. Exceptional financial auditing skills, including preparing accounts and tax returns.

Example Objectives for Accounting Resumes

To make a high powered hook at the top of your resume, use one of the following objective statements -- or mix and match samples -- and be sure to personalize it from any pre-built accounting resume template.

Award-winning accounting graduate seeking an accountant position with XYZ Company. Ideally suited for roles with highly analytical, mathematical, and detail oriented tasks.

Seeking senior accountant role with XYZ Company, which will benefit from eight years of experience and comprehensive knowledge in ABC industry.

High-performing accountant eager to work for XYZ Company. 3+ years in payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and 2+ years controlling expenditure and income. Exceptional financial auditing skills, including preparing accounts and tax returns.

How to List Education on an Accounting Resume

For an accounting resume, the best placement for your education is at the bottom of your resume with the exception of recent grads and students. Hiring managers care more about your job experience and skills than your education; but, if you have no work experience you should absolutely make your academic strengths and skills the key focus and center of your resume.
In this respect, if you’re very experienced you shouldn't detail your GPA and course work.In inverse proportion to your experience, if you're still an accounting student or have very little or no experience as an accountant, you should go into greater and greater detail about your grades, course work, areas of specialization.

New Accounting Grads Education Example

ABC College—Brooklyn, New York
BS in Accounting, concentration in Corporate Finance, anticipated graduation May 2020
Senior Project:Currently completing independent study on fraud examinations.
Related Coursework: International Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Management Theory and Practice, Corporate Finance, Internal Audit, Strategic Management, Cost Accounting, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economics Statistics, Financial Mathematics
Experienced Accountant Education Example
New Jersey College—Newark, New Jersey 2001 - 2005

Resume Template for Accounting with No Experience

If you have no experience as an accountant, a critical challenge is to ensure you have the right keywords on your resume so that applicant tracking systems won’t filter your resume out.
HR systems filter out resumes based on keywords, like Google search, so an employer will search for keywords in their system like “accountant” + “accounts payable” + “auditing” and the system will rank and show resumes that match those keywords.
The best way to ensure you get relevant keywords on your resume without any relevant work experience is adding them into your summary, education, and skills sections.

Top Skills for Finance Resumes

Use several accounting skills in your resume to ensure you have the right keywords for ATS systems to parse through. Add about 5-10 in the skills section of your resume and try to fit some in (as appropriate) throughout the other sections of your resume (summary, experience, job titles, and education).
  • Accounting
  • Cost Accountant
  • Finance
  • Payroll
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Modeling
  • Tax
  • ADP
  • Auditing
  • AMSI
  • Income Tax
  • Journal Reconciliation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Tax
  • General Ledger
  • SAP Products
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Audit
  • Consolidation
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accountant Assurance
  • Internal Controls
  • Cash Flow
  • Quickbooks
  • Microsoft Excel
  • External Audits
  • Financial Analysis
  • Variance Analysis
  • Budgeting Management
  • Operations
  • Financial Statements
  • Balance Sheets
  • SAGE
  • Ceridian
  • Microsoft Access
  • Financial Statements
  • Credit Management
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)
  • Oracle Financials Accounting Hub (FAH)