Accountant Resume Examples and Templates for 2023

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Example #1 Entry-level

Example #2 Mid-career

Example #3 Senior-level

Accountant Resume Examples (Text Format)

Years of Experience
  • Entry-level Entry-level
  • Mid-career Mid-career
  • Senior-level Senior-level

Michael Hamill
(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 123 Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 33333


College graduate with 2+ years of accounting internship experience. Possess CPA certification. Fast learner able to work long and flexible hours. Proficient in multiple software platforms including QuickBooks and Quicken. Equally effective working independently or on a team.

Key Skills

  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Budget planning for midsize and large groups
  • NetSuite software
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Team collaboration


Bachelor of Science (BS) – Accounting (minor in Business Administration) Los Angeles University, Los Angeles, CA | 2018

  • 3.9 GPA | Member of university’s chapter of the Accounting Society

Professional Experience

Accounting Intern, Woolworth’s Incorporated, Los Angeles, CA | October 2017 to November 2019

  • Helped prepare debit and credit documents for 100+ clients
  • Facilitated weekly audit of varying accounts
  • Learned Quicken and ZipBooks software
  • Organized files and maintained records for current list of clients and vendors
  • Assisted the team leader on new company initiatives
  • Collaborated with other interns to complete key projects
  • Performed complex accounting procedures and assisted support staff
  • Consistently achieved goals for both efficiency and accuracy

Tammy Jones
(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | Sacramento, CA 12345


Highly organized Accounting Professional with a record of success helping clients balance books and find discrepancies. Skilled in reconciling accounts and lowering costs. Naturally curious and committed to gaining and applying new expertise.

Professional Experience

Accounting Specialist, XYZ Accountants, Sacramento, CA | January 2012 to Present

  • Ensure accuracy of all transactions with clients, vendors, and employees
  • Improve client relationships by resolving late and missed payments
  • Work closely with managers and other staff members
  • Saved the company $250K+ in lost revenue from bank errors
  • Gained proficiency in the SAP accounting system when working closely with CEO


Bachelor of Science in Accounting (minor in Business Administration) Sacramento University, Sacramento, CA

  • 4.0 GPA

Key Skills

  • GAAP, GAAS, GST, and PST returns
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Team collaboration

Ann Smith
(123) 789-6788 | [email protected] | 123 Olympic Avenue, YourPlace, TX 11111


Certified Public Accountant dedicated to saving companies money. Skilled at preparing financial reports, reconciling accounts, collecting money owed, and completing special company projects.

Professional Experience

Senior Accountant, Brown & Associates, Fort Worth, TX | January 2015 to Present

  • Streamline work processes to improve productivity of a 100-person workforce
  • Prepare monthly closing and P&L statements for management and board of directors
  • Work closely with the company President as a financial adviser


  • Located ~$120K in lost revenue through bank reconciliation
  • Decreased company financial errors by 10% in 5 years

Staff Accountant, Tom Smith Accountant, College Place, TX | August 2008 to December 2014

  • Handled company benefits for a staff of more than 20
  • Generated weekly payroll and company bonuses, and checked for accuracy with time
  • Reconciled monthly bank accounts to ensure accurate accounting
  • Investigated and resolved discrepancies with bank accounts
  • Coordinated with senior financial officers to print and distribute quarterly financial statements


Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Texas, Austin | 2014

Key Skills

  • Budget forecasting
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Team collaboration
  • General ledger accounting
  • QuickBooks and Quicken accounting software

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Accountant Resumes

When crafting your resume, pair keywords with strong action verbs to make it easier for the hiring manager to see you in the position. Consider some of the following skills and action verbs specific to your field.

Key Skills
Complex Problem-Solving Data Analysis
Mathematics Spreadsheets
Team Collaboration Time Management
Action Verbs
Analyze Distribute
Estimate Examine
Forecast Invoice
Manage Organize
Prepare Reconcile
Report Schedule

Tips for Writing a Better Accountant Resume

Highlight any accounting certifications

When applying for an accounting job, it’s a good idea to list any certifications you have, including your CPA. You may also want to consider adding the year you earned the certification, especially if you must renew it periodically.

Leave off any certifications that aren’t relevant to your job search. For example, if you took classes to become a real estate agent and hold a realtor’s license, you wouldn’t need to list this on an application for a CPA role.

For more advice and examples on this topic, read: How to Include Licenses and Certifications on Your Resume

Keep a clean, simple format

For accounting professionals, a conservative resume format is usually best. Try using a traditional serif font like Century or Cambria for your body text and a clean sans serif font like Calibri for your subject headings. Use color sparingly, if at all. Avoid fancier Microsoft Word format options like WordArt, Tables, and Text Boxes (which can muck up ATS anyway).

This conservative approach is well-suited to your field, but it’s also often the best way to display your various career information. As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

Follow these four steps:

1. Jot down a few notes on the type of work environment you like best. For instance, you may prefer an environment that’s:

  • Collaborative
  • Customer-focused
  • Fast-paced
  • Forward-looking
  • Results-driven

2. When you find a job posting that intrigues you, look for any details about the office environment or work culture. They will often appear in any description included about the hiring company or team you’d be part of.

3. Compare those details against your preferred work environment, and highlight any similarities.

4. Add a line or two to your Profile emphasizing that similarity. For example, say you prefer a work environment that’s customer-focused, and the posting says “We are a business that places client satisfaction at the center of every decision.” You can then add a Profile line such as:

“Thrive in customer-focused work environments.”
“Committed to providing high-quality services to satisfied customers.”

This simple exercise can make your resume more accurately show why you’re a great fit for the hiring company as well as why they should call you for an interview.

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Jacob Meade

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Jacob Meade is a resume writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience. His writing method centers on understanding and then expressing each person’s unique work history and strengths toward their career goal. Jacob has enjoyed working with jobseekers of all ages and career levels, finding that a clear and focused resume can help people from any walk of life. He is an Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) with the Resume Writing Academy, and a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) with the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches.