Accounting Resume

Summary: An accounting resume example using a hybrid format to emphasize skill clusters rather than repeating roles used in several positions.

A sample accounting resume is a useful tool when you are planning to make a job application. It’s easier to judge the impact of your own resume when you can compare in format, layout and content to other examples.

Note that in the sample below, the applicant has chosen to use a kind of hybrid format, because he has spent his career working with the same company at gradually rising levels of seniority. By grouping his experience into clusters, he gives a concise overview of his work history and skills and avoids repeating roles and responsibilities which may have occurred in more than one position.

ROBERT MILLER
332 West Wrythe Drive, Tampa, FL 33609
Tel: (098) 765-4321

ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL

Highly trained and well-organized Accounting and Finance Professional with over 15 years experience. Expert skills in general accounting, financial reporting, budget planning and cash management. Proficiency in accounting software use.

• Journal Entries • Financial Reporting
• Budget Preparation • Balance Sheet Analysis
• End-of Year Statements • Cash Flow Projection

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

General Accounting
• Processed accounts payable invoices
• Reconciled internal accounts each month.
• Analyzed monthly balance sheets.
• Monitored / approved third party payments and check requests.
• Participated to other accounting / bookkeeping duties as required

Cash Management
• Recorded cash payments received / entered data into accounting software
• Monitored promptness and accuracy of ledger entries
• Prepared cash flow projections for coming year.

Budget Management
• Assisted Financial Director to prepare annual budgets
• Designed new budget templates when needed
• Prepared cash flow projections for coming year.

Reporting
• Updated / reconciled end of month reports
• Worked with Financial Director to set reporting objectives.
• Drafted financial reports for board meetings.
• Prepared / checked end-of-year financial statements.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Ferndale Associates, Tampa, FL (1993 – present)
Accounting Assistant (1993 – 1997)
Accountant (1997 – 2003)
Accounting Manager (2003 – present)

EDUCATION

Gresham University, Titusville, FL: BS Business / Accounting
Pender College Prep: High School Diploma

COMPUTER SKILLS / SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

CYMA, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Quickbooks, Peachtree
Microsoft Office, Lotus Symphony
Microsoft XP Professional, Microsoft Vista
Macintosh OS X v 10.4

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