Accounting Clerk Resume Examples in 2023

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No Experience
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Example #1 No Experience

2-3 years
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Example #2 2-3 Years

5-10 Years
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Example #3 5-10 Years

10+ Years
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Example #4 10+ Years

Accounting Clerk Resume Examples

Years of Experience
  • No Experience 0
  • 2-3 Years 2-3
  • 5-10 Years 5-10
  • 10+ Years 10+

Francesca Russo

(123) 238-2391 | [email protected] | 143 Livingstone Street, Minneapolis, MN 12345

Profile

Entry-level professional with strong internship experience focused on accounting and administration. Praised for excellent collaboration and efficiency in a fast-paced work setting. Recently completed Associate Degree in Accounting with high honors.

Key Skills

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Payroll Administration
  • QuickBooks
  • Tax Preparation

Professional Experience

Accounting Clerk Intern, BigData, Minneapolis, MN | January 2022 to May 2022

  • Focused on banking reconciliation, payroll, VAT, tax returns, and sales invoices
  • Helped solve various payment and invoice queries
  • Monitored customer accounts for delayed and non-payments
  • Managed spreadsheets and accounting software
  • Processed credit notes and invoices
  • Performed general office duties such as financial data entry, call forwarding, and document filing
  • Built productive relationships with colleagues and managers

Education

Associate Degree in Accounting, Minnesota State College, St Paul, MN | 2022

magna cum laude | Vice President of Student Council

Select Coursework:

  • Banking Reconciliation
  • Mathematical Aptitude
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Spreadsheet Development

Anthony Thomas

(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 5555 Lake Street, Chicago, IL 012345

Profile

Accounting Clerk with 3+ years of experience. Collaborate with other accounting team members to ensure projects are completed efficiently and accurately. Highly organized and focused on finding new process solutions. Skilled in computer programs including Microsoft Office, Intuit QuickBooks, and Oracle Cloud.

Key Skills

  • Data Entry & Analysis
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Team Collaboration
  • Time Management

Professional Experience

Accounting Clerk, Mack & Associates, Chicago, IL | July 2019 to Present

  • Process accounts payable transactions with 99% accuracy to avoid balancing errors at the end of the day
  • Administer weekly payroll for 250 employees
  • Help prepare monthly account reconciliation reports for the management team
  • Assist various accounting projects as needed

Highlight:

  • Reduced reconciliation errors by 20% with efficient use of Intuit QuickBooks

Education

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Richard J. Daley College, Chicago, IL | 2019

Certifications

Bookkeeper, American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)

Maureen Carey

(901) 234-5678 | [email protected] | 18305 Godden Lane, Memphis, TN 38000

Profile

Accounting Professional with 9+ years of experience supporting companies with $100M+ annual sales. Demonstrated success working with executives on month- and year-end closings and tax preparation processes. Recent highlights include streamlining payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable procedures for a large sales organization.

Professional Experience

Accounting Clerk I, Fortune Liquor & Spirits, Inc., Memphis, TN | December 2015 to Present

  • Prepare commission for national and international staff
  • Audit expense reports for all employees
  • Enter general ledger and non-inventory accounts payable invoices in the system
  • Verify, reconcile, and prepare business documents for yearly tax reporting with senior finance staff
  • Streamlined payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable procedures

Assistant Bookkeeper, Davey’s Supermarket, Memphis, TN | September 2013 to November 2015

  • Verified transaction details, including billing and receiving
  • Banked cash and checks
  • Billed work orders and assisted with payroll
  • Reconciled and organized bank records for tax preparers

Education

University of Memphis, TN

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting | 2017
  • Associate of Arts in Accounting | 2012

Key Skills

  • Accounts Payable & Receivable (AP/AR)
  • Payroll Administration
  • Bank Account Management
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Sage Accounting
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Team Collaboration
  • Process Streamlining
  • Regulatory Compliance

Credentials

Certified Tax Preparer 

Certified Payroll Professional

Certified Public Bookkeeper

Jayden Taylor

(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 456 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 12345

Profile

Reliable Accounting Clerk with 15+ years of advancement and experience. Draw on comprehensive knowledge of essential accounting procedures and software programs. Committed to professional integrity and excellence in all endeavors. Recent highlights include developing a data capture system that reduced reconciliation errors by 27%.

Professional Experience

Accounting Clerk, ABC Financial, San Diego, CA | September 2011 to Present

  • Process biweekly payroll and benefits for 490 employees
  • Process 80+ vendor invoice payments weekly
  • Maintain and update financial data systems
  • Reconcile input and output figures
  • Investigate and resolve account discrepancies

Highlight:

  • Introduced a data capture system that reduced reconciliation errors by 27%

Accounting Clerk, XYZ International, San Diego, CA | June 2006 to August 2011

  • Processed weekly payroll and benefits for 280 employees
  • Posted billings statements to 50+ accounts
  • Maintained utmost confidentiality handling clients’ financial data
  • Assisted with year-end 1099 reporting
  • Helped develop annual organization budgets
  • Executed core financial processes
  • Helped maintain and update automated financial data systems

Education

Associate Degree in Accounting, The University of California San Diego | 2006

Key Skills

  • Customer Service & Relations
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Financial Databases
  • Microsoft Software Applications
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Team Collaboration
  • Time Management

Certifications

  • QuickBooks Professional | 2012

Tips for Writing a Better Accounting Clerk Resume

A resume has one purpose: to get you interviews for jobs you want. You can ensure your resume serves that purpose by focusing on your most relevant skills and presenting them on the page as clearly as possible. The tips below will help you give your resume the focus and clarity it needs to advance your job search.

Cite an achievement in your Profile

Consider incorporating one of your quantified achievements in your Profile. Doing so can make your resume’s introduction that much more compelling and specific to you.

There’s a simple way to do this without having to rework your whole Profile paragraph. Just add a sentence that starts with “Recent highlights include…” or “Achievements include…” and then plug in whatever highlight you’d like to showcase.

Example:

Reliable Accounting Clerk with 15+ years of advancement and experience. Draw on comprehensive knowledge of essential accounting procedures and software programs. Committed to professional integrity and excellence in all endeavors. Recent highlights include developing a data capture system that reduced reconciliation errors by 27%.

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 career information. As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Make your numbers stand out

The average reader of a resume doesn’t really “read” it in the normal sense. Rather, they quickly scan down the page, looking for details that jump out as impressive and relevant to their hiring needs. For this reason, you should present your career details in a way that makes it easy for the reader to understand even at a glance. Here are three simple ways to do that:

  • Use the numeral form to express all numbers from two up, and only spell out the numbers zero and one. (This practice differs from normal prose, where you use the numeral form for all numbers from 11 up and spell out numbers zero through ten.)
  • To abbreviate large dollar amounts, use “K” for thousand, “M” for million, and “B” for billion.
  • Use % for percentages, and # for performance rankings.

Example:

Accounting Professional with 9+ years of experience supporting companies with $100M+ annual sales.

Common Key Skills for Accounting Clerk Resumes

Companies looking to fill a position often use an applicant tracking system (ATS), which scans each submitted resume for keywords relevant to the job at hand. When the ATS scans a resume with many relevant keywords, it’s more likely to flag the document for the hiring manager.

For this reason, you should add a keyword-rich “Skills” or “Expertise” section to your resume (as in the examples above). With this section you can show the breadth of your skill set and boost the chance your application gets noticed. Below are common keywords for an accounting clerk:

  • Accounts Payable & Receivable (AP/AR)
  • Bank Account Management
  • Bookkeeping
  • Customer Service & Relations
  • Data Entry & Analysis
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Financial Databases
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Payroll Administration
  • Process Streamlining
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Sage Accounting
  • Task Prioritization
  • Tax Preparation
  • Team Collaboration
  • Time Management

Common Action Verbs for Accounting Clerk Resumes

One of the most common (yet avoidable) resume mistakes is using too few verbs. When you repeat the same generic verb (say, “Manage”) several times, it distracts the reader and fails to show the dynamic nature of your work. You can prevent this issue by using a healthy variety of action verbs on your resume. Consider the following options:

  • Balance
  • Budget
  • Calculate
  • Consult
  • Deliver
  • Eliminate
  • Establish
  • Facilitate
  • Identify
  • Integrate
  • Manage
  • Maximize
  • Organize
  • Oversee
  • Predict
  • Quantify
  • Resolve
  • Spearhead
  • Streamline
  • Verify

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

In what industry or sector is the job opening? Do you have any experience in that industry as well? If so, cite that common experience in the first line of your resume’s Profile section.

Example:

Accounting Professional with 9+ years of experience including 3 years at tech startups.

If you don’t have experience in the same industry, consider instead adding a line to your Profile that calls out your overall adaptability to new work settings.

Example:

Highly adaptable to new work challenges and industry conditions.