Bookkeeper Resume Examples in 2023

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Entry-level
Bookkeeper_Entry-level.pdf

Example #1 Entry-level

Mid-career
Bookkeeper_Mid-career.pdf

Example #2 Mid-career

Senior-level
Bookkeeper_Senior-level.pdf

Example #3 Senior-level

Bookkeeper Resume Examples

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

Jasmine Taylor

(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 123 West Street, Jacksonville, FL 12345

Profile

Organized Bookkeeper with 2+ years of experience in a high-pressure work environment. Maintain utmost accuracy processing and managing payroll, invoices, account transactions, and other financial records. Equally effective working independently or on a team. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Key Skills

  • Account Reconciliation
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Data Gathering & Entry
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • QuickBooks
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Team Collaboration

Professional Experience

Bookkeeper, Manor & Scholtz Law Firm, Jacksonville, FL | October 2020 to Present

  • Maintain financial records including all receipts, invoices, and bank statements
  • Prepare payroll and direct deposit accounts
  • Closely monitor transactions to ensure compliance with state, federal, and company policies
  • Prepare and process payroll for 100+ employees
  • Answer client queries about fees and invoices
  • Contact clients about bills outstanding, and help set payment plans
  • Draft monthly financial summaries and reports
  • Work out billable hours for senior attorneys
  • Reconcile and balance all accounts
  • Check figures on legal documents for accuracy, and make any corrections needed
  • Enter client data and fees on accounting software

Highlight:

  • Improved efficiency and organization by helping move all financial records from Excel to QuickBooks

Education

Associate Degree – Accounting, The University of Miami, FL | 2020

Certified Bookkeeper, American Institute of Bookkeepers | 2020

Sarah Pettigrew

(987) 654-3210 | [email protected] | 123 South Street, New York, NY 12345

Profile

Bookkeeper with 8+ years of experience managing and organizing financial documents. Draw on broad knowledge of bookkeeping principles and procedures. Skilled at writing accurate financial reports within tight deadlines.

Professional Experience

Bookkeeper, Booker Medical Center, New York, NY | November 2018 to Present

  • File and organize records of all financial transactions
  • Document weekly and monthly payroll
  • Assist with city, state, and federal tax returns
  • Process accounts payable and receivable
  • Address and answer patients’ invoice questions
  • Contact patients about outstanding balances and help set payment plans
  • Enter patient details and payment data in spreadsheet
  • File medical insurance claims on behalf of patients

Bookkeeper, Goldberg, Miller & Associates Law Firm, New York, NY | September 2014 to October 2018

  • Processed payroll for 100+ employees
  • Helped address and resolve any billing disputes
  • Maintained all receipts, bank statements, and other financial records
  • Assisted tax preparer with city, state, and federal returns
  • Wrote monthly financial reports and summaries for senior partners
  • Mailed credit memos and statements

Education

Associate of Accounting, New York Training College, New York, NY | 2014

Certifications

QuickBooks Expert | 2017

Certified Payroll Professional, American Payroll | 2015

Key Skills

  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Customer Service Support
  • Data Entry & Analysis
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • QuickBooks
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Sage
  • Team Collaboration

Bernard Cahalio

(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 521 First Street, San Antonio, TX 08154

Profile

Bookkeeper with a proven track record of accuracy in budgeting and account reconciliation. Recognized for problem-solving and time management skills in creating invoices and statements. Associate degree in Accounting with 2016 Bookkeeper Certification.

Professional Experience

Administrative Assistant, F. Milton Corporation, San Antonio, TX | January 2016 – June 2020

  • Completed monthly as well as quarterly and yearly variance analysis
  • Maintained accurate journal entries, figures, and codes
  • Managed two accounts payable clerks
  • Coordinated with the accountant to complete annual audit and annual budget planning

Accounts Payable Clerk, F. Milton Corporation, San Antonio, TX | May 2008 – December 2016

  • Reviewed invoices and matched them with packing slips
  • Entered payment approval and processed checks
  • Communicated with merchants on bill discrepancies

Key Skills

  • Expert knowledge of QuickBooks and Xero
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Access, Outlook, and Word
  • Fiscal budgeting
  • Accounting reconciliation

Education

Associate of Accounting, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX | September 2006 – May 2008

Certifications

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers Certification | 2016

Tips for Writing a Better Bookkeeper Resume

Demonstrate your productive interaction with vendors and clients

Bookkeepers often must contact vendors and clients about accounts payable and receivable. Show you can perform this function in a way that minimizes problems and speeds up payments.

Example:

Established a formal follow-up schedule for clients with past-due balances, reducing the total number of delinquent accounts by 25% in 4 months.

Ditch the phrase “attention to detail”

Attention to detail is key for bookkeepers. But countless other professionals in various fields cite “attention to detail” as a key skill on their resume. The phrase is so overused that it no longer means anything to recruiters and hiring managers.

How can you express this theme in a more precise and compelling way? Simple: Convert it to a verb phrase. Specifically, start a sentence with “Closely attend to”, “Closely track”, or “Closely monitor”. Then flesh it out with details from your job experience.

Example:

Closely monitor transactions to ensure compliance with state, federal, and company policies

Show you can help raise bookkeeping efficiency

Cite any process improvements you’ve made, and try to quantify their impact.

Example:

Cut yearly costs $3,500 by pinpointing and cancelling 16 unused subscriptions across 5 departments

Common Key Skills for Bookkeeper Resumes

Companies looking to fill a position often use an applicant tracking system (ATS). This computer system 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 bookkeepers:

Key Skills & Proficiencies
Accounting Reconciliation Accounts Payable & Receivable (AP/AR)
Analysis & Auditing Balance Sheets
Cash Flow Complex Problem-Solving
Customer & Vendor Relations Efficiency Improvement
Financial Reporting Income Statements
Invoice Processing Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements

Common Action Verbs for Bookkeeper Resumes

One of the most common 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. The following list will help you mix up the verbs on your bookkeeper resume:

Action Verbs
Analyze Answer
Audit Balance
Check Commit
Communicate Compare
Correct Decide
Enter Gather
Intersperse Order / Reorder
Organize Pay
Reconcile Record
Report Solve

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

Follow these four steps:

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

  • Client-focused
  • Collaborative
  • Fast-paced
  • Process-oriented
  • Quality-focused

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

Step 3: Compare those details against your preferred work environment, and highlight any overlap.

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

  • “Thrive in customer-focused work environments.”
  • “Committed to helping build lucrative, long-term relationships with customers.”

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