Accounts Receivable Resume Examples in 2023

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Example #1 Entry-level

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Example #2 Mid-career

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Example #3 Senior-level

Accounts Receivable Resume Examples

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

Jonathan Carter

(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 123 Second Street, Omaha, NE 34567

Profile

Motivated Accounts Receivable Clerk with 2+ years of experience tracking payments for various company departments. Provide timely, accurate billing to help businesses raise efficiency and profit. Equally effective working independently or on a team. Adapt readily to new work challenges and fast-changing industry conditions.

Key Skills

  • Accounting Software (Xero, QuickBooks)
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Bookkeeping Procedures
  • Data Entry & Analysis
  • Financial Reconciliations
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access)

Professional Experience

Accounts Receivable Clerk, Electrical Designs Limited, Omaha, NE | July 2020 to Present

  • Maintain financial reports, bank reconciliations, and other documentation
  • Quickly and accurately enter and code all invoices to accounts waiting for payment
  • Help department manager process biweekly checks
  • Research and resolve any account discrepancies
  • Create customer accounts and enter data in central database

Administrative Assistant – Accounting, Robert Morris, Omaha, NE | September 2019 to July 2020

  • Helped company’s accountant manage bank accounts, process payroll, and gather tax information for external audits
  • Called customers for debt collection

Education

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE | 2020 

Certifications

Accounts Receivable Manager (ARM), Institute of AR Finance & Management 

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Excel

Daphne Rogers

(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 555 Third Street, Atlanta, GA 09876

Profile

Dedicated Accounts Receivable (AR) Specialist with 8+ years of advancement and experience. Thrive in dynamic and fast-paced work settings. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Professional Experience

Accounts Receivable Specialist, Rental Max, Atlanta, GA | November 2017 to Present

  • Foster positive customer relationships to ensure timely payments
  • Train new AR team members on policies and procedures

Highlights:

  • Introduced procedures that raised invoice processing efficiency by 22%
  • Led company’s transition from Oracle to QuickBooks software. Completed project ahead of schedule with no disruption to accounting operations

Accounts Receivable Clerk, Roberts HVAC Systems, Atlanta, GA | November 2014 to October 2017

  • Drafted invoices, researched discrepancies, and performed various other daily AR duties
  • Organized and entered new customer data in central database
  • Completed monthly financial closing for the AR department

Education

Associate of Science in Business Administration, Franklin Community College, Atlanta, GA | 2014 

Key Skills

  • Credit & Collections Management
  • Data Entry & Analysis
  • Internal Controls
  • Microsoft Excel
  • QuickBooks
  • Task Prioritization
  • Team Collaboration

Certifications

Accredited Receivables Specialist (ARS), IOFM | 2017

QuickBooks Certification, NACPB | 2016

Languages

Fluency in Spanish | Basic proficiency in French

Devin Parry

(765) 432-1098 | [email protected] | 321 Main Road, Des Moines, IA 76543

Profile

Senior Accounts Receivable Specialist with 11+ years of advancement and experience. Skilled at leading, training, and motivating AR team members. Draw on deep knowledge of Microsoft Office software and specialist accountancy programs including Xero and Sage Business Cloud. Maintain high precision and efficiency in dynamic and fast-paced work settings.

Professional Experience

Senior Accounts Receivable Specialist, ARAG North America, Des Moines, IA | February 2017 to Present

  • Audit accounts to ensure correct setup and premium application
  • Oversee AR files and prepare 5500 forms
  • Investigate and reconcile any account discrepancies, offering suggestions to prevent recurrence
  • Liaise with clients to obtain necessary files and resolve underpayment issues
  • Train new hires on AR principles and processes

Highlight:

  • Streamlined various AR processes, raising overall billing efficiency 35%

Accounts Receivable Clerk, Lutheran Services in Iowa, Des Moines, IA | November 2011 to February 2017

  • Quickly and accurately entered data and documented sales
  • Helped prepare for external financial audits
  • Generated client invoices for medical services and facilitated insurance claims

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration, College of Business & Public Administration, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Accounts Receivable Certification, IOFM

Key Skills

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Data Gathering & Entry
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Task Prioritization
  • Team Collaboration
  • Time Management

Tips for Writing a Better Accounts Receivable Resume

Your 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 displaying them as clearly as possible. The tips below will help you give your resume the focus and clarity it needs to move your job search forward.

Tell the story of your accounts receivable career

You may have been told to avoid passive phrases like “Responsibilities included” or “Tasked with” on your resume. But that’s hard to do when you’re unsure what the “active” alternative would be.

For an active tone in your writing, always think in terms of a story describing characters and their actions. (For more on this all-important principle, see Joseph Williams’s popular writing book “Style: Toward Clarity and Grace”.)

And who’s the primary character of your resume? You, of course.

Your resume may contain many details on various jobs and projects, but you should center it all on yourself and your past actions in relation to them. A simple way to make sure you’re doing this: Begin every job description sentence as an “I” statement, then take out the “I” and leave the rest of the phrase on your final resume. When you make a point to use “I” statements, you can more easily keep your resume from turning into a laundry list of duties.

Example #1

Good


[I…] Drafted invoices, researched discrepancies, and performed various other daily AR duties

Bad


Responsibilities included invoice creation, discrepancy research and resolution, and customer data entry

Strike the right tone to describe your accounts receivable background

For nearly any piece of regular writing, it’s important to choose language that sets and maintains a clear tone or “voice”. That rule applies no differently to your job search documents. Here’s a quick breakdown of the written voice you should aim for on each one:

  • Resume: formal, forthright
  • Cover Letter: engaged, confident
  • LinkedIn Profile: friendly, personable

To achieve a forthright voice on your resume, use simple sentences and straightforward accounts of your experience.

Keep this advice in mind especially when writing your Profile section, since you may be tempted (or think you need) to use “promotional” terms like “Visionary” or “Outstanding at” when a more modest yet direct phrase like “Skilled at” is better.

Example:

Senior Accounts Receivable Specialist with 11+ years of advancement and experience. Skilled at leading, training, and motivating AR team members. Draw on deep knowledge of Microsoft Office software and specialist accountancy programs including Xero and Sage Business Cloud. Maintain high precision and efficiency in dynamic and fast-paced work settings.

Express the result of your finance and accounting work

Each of your duties has some positive impact or influence, helping your broader organization succeed in the short and long term. Speak to that broader impact in your job descriptions, and you’ll strengthen your resume greatly.

You may not be able to recall examples or data to quantify a certain work area. If so, you can always state the general, intended result or value of the duty in question. Try simply adding the phrase “in order to” at the end of the duty statement, then jot down whatever general purposes or outcomes you think of (and then delete “in order” from your final resume for brevity).

You may be surprised how much stronger the revised statement is. Just as important, it’s a more accurate account of your work’s depth and influence.

Common Key Skills for Accounts Receivable Resumes

Companies looking to fill a position often use an applicant tracking system (ATS). This computer program 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 accounts receivable specialist:

Key Skills & Proficiencies
Advanced Mathematics Bookkeeping Procedures
Credit & Collections Management Data Entry & Analysis
File & Record Maintenance Financial Reconciliations
Internal Controls Invoice Preparation
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access) QuickBooks
Reporting & Documentation Task Prioritization
Team Collaboration Time Management

Common Action Verbs for Accounts Receivable Resumes

One of the most frequent (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:

Action Verbs
Administer Analyze
Assist Audit
Budget Communicate
Identify Invoice
Maintain Organize
Plan Prepare
Process Receive
Reconcile Record
Report Verify

How to Align Your Resume With a Job Posting

In what industry or sector is the job posting? 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. For example, if the job is at a marketing agency you might start your Profile like this:

Senior Accounts Receivable Specialist with 11+ years of experience including 5 years at a digital marketing agency.

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. For example:

Highly adaptable to new work challenges and industry conditions.

Jobseekers with experience in various industries often list them in their resume Profile. We discourage this practice because it can make your overall resume seem unfocused and tends not to speak to a hiring manager’s specific needs. The only exception is if you’re applying for a consulting role or other job where you’d interact with people in many industries.