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Accountant Resume Example

As an accountant, you examine financial records and assess operations for a business or an individual. Information is recorded, summarized, interpreted, and communicated to authority figures. You’re skilled at crunching numbers, synthesizing data, and understanding financial law. Your skill set is varied, but we can help you condense it all to a single page that will wow employers.

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Madeline Freed

555-555-5555 | | Pickerington, KY 40204


Certified public accountant with more seven years experience in recording transactions, streamlining reports, and reconciliations. Familiar with budget forecasting, financial planning, and analysis. Forward-thinking problem solver and trained in forensic accounting.


Wellington & SonsElyria, KY

March 2016-Present

Senior Accountant

  • Collaborated and served as point of contact for auditors during year-end audit processes, streamlining the process for everyone involved
  • Aligned all financial activity with GAAP regulations to ensure compliance

Bakersfield PartnershipSylvania, AL

December 2013-March 2016

Staff Accountant

  • Reviewed tax audits and financial statements to identify and address any discrepancies, and efficiently communicated any problems to management
  • Prepared comprehensive quarterly balance sheets and income statements

Simon AutomotiveBeachwood, AL

June 2011-December 2013

Entry-Level Accountant

  • Assisted staff accountant with fixed asset additions and retirements
  • Maintained accurate records by processing entries and performance corrections


Caldwell University

August 2007-May 2011

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Credentials & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Enrolled Agent


  • GAAP Knowledge
  • General ledger accounting
  • Expert, Budget forecasting

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Stay up-to-date.

Financial accounting rules, government regulations, and tax guidelines are constantly evolving. Accountants must understand the important of staying relevant with their qualifications, and if you’ve done so, be sure to show off how you’ve done so, such as listing any relevant additional courses you’ve taken.

Show a wide range of experience.

Accounting is an active field of work. You need to show potential employers that you not only have the right mix of qualifications and skills, but the right mix of experience too. Consider adding mentions of any volunteering with organizations and nonprofits.

Be tech savvy.

If you have an in-depth knowledge of specialized software or tools, by all means, show it off on your resume. But leave out the fact you’re proficient at Microsoft Word and Google search. Adding these skills to your resume is clear evidence that you are trying to pad your resume because you don’t have enough skills to fill it in.

Top Action Verbs for Accountants

Delivered, researched, identified, solved, audited, consolidated, implemented, presented, generated, produced, organized, evaluated, reduced, mitigated

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