Accountant Resume Example & Sample

In this article on ResumeGets, we'll discuss how to make a template resume for a candidate in the accounting and finance industry. There are a few different formats that can be employed; the resume format we're going to cover today works effectively for the majority of job seekers. It's a simple yet professional construction that encourages any hiring manager to overview.

We all know this is an employers' market, and they have the opportunity to be very selective about who does and who doesn't get the interview, and this all starts with the resume.

This article will share a resume sample with written templates of the main sections and some tips for writing a good resume. Let's go through the main sections after the personal information right at the top of the page.


The summary is like a headline showing how many years of experience the applicant has in their field. It also mentions their understanding of functional aspects of financial operations, their ability to plan to manage budgets, their qualifications and maintaining relationships with clients and vendors, and their additional background in nonprofit and government accounting. A summary can also capture important keywords that a computer is searching for.

Core competencies

Applicant tracking systems are designed to scan resumes for certain keywords. If your resume doesn't have the majority of the prominent keywords or content, then this may cost you the job. Pulling out prominent words from the job description will help you get through the filters.


For good content, add the title of the position that was held and follow that with your achievements and accomplishments using action words. Then add some hard-hitting bullet points, as shown in the sample below.

Final tips

  • Writing: you must display professional writing abilities and be sure to keep it industry-related.
  • Format: you must use proper bulleting and bolding strategies. Most resumes have too many bullet points, and we consider this to be death by bullets; when everything is bulleted, nothing stands out.

Resume Sample

John Smith

Senior Accountant


Highly talented and results-driven professional with a thorough understanding of financial reporting and analysis, data processing, and accepted accounting principles in general. Hands-on business administrator with 5 years of experience directing and supporting multifaceted financial operations and maintaining relationships with clients and vendors. Broad knowledge of budget planning and management, cash flow forecasting, and fund accounting for governmental and nonprofit entities. Effective Accountant capable of developing internal controls that increase efficiency and enhance accuracy.

  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Tax preparation /reporting
  • Account Payable and Receivable
  • Tax preparation /reporting
  • Payroll processing
  • Financial Analysis


Accountant, ABS Company  7/2019 – present

  • Overview The management of all corporate accounts
  • Processed staff payroll and other main aspects of financial transactions.
  • Managed accounting teams and ensured that all accounting records are complete and accurate.
  • Managed accounting teams and ensured that all accounting records are complete and accurate.
  • Explain the financial matters to the public outside of the finance department.
  • Working closely with junior staff members while performing like an assistant to them in the progression of their career

Staff Accountant, ASDF Company  11/2015 – 9/2018

  • Managed accounts by analyzing costs and revenues.
  • Projected future trends based on analysis work.
  • Develop a strategy for minimizing payable tax.
  • Working closely with auditors during audit processes

Accounting Recorded Manager, PEPS Company  10/2013 – 10/2015

  • Worked as a supervisor to a staff of twelve members.
  • Prepared budgets and analyzed inventories, cost of goods, and general accounts.


Master in Business Administration and Accounting, New York

Northeastern College




  • French – native
  • English – professional
  • Spanish – professional

Computer skills:

  • Microsoft Office
  • ESP Systems, Peachtree, Cmsys
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Skills
  • Documentation
  • Work Under Pressure

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