Finance Intern Resume Examples of 2023

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Example #1
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Example #2
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Example #3
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Finance Intern Text-Only Resume Examples

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Jack Smith
(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 123 Address Rd, Columbus, OH 09876

Profile

Accounting student with a 4.0 GPA and hands-on work experience in small business bookkeeping. Completed 32 credit hours to date, with intensive coursework on auditing, cost accounting, and managerial accounting. Committed to continually gaining and applying new finance knowledge.

Key Skills

  • Accounting Principles
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel
  • Financial Statements
  • ProSeries
  • QuickBooks

Education

Candidate: Bachelor of Science (BS) – Accounting
The Ohio State University | expected May 2023
4.0 Major GPA
Select Coursework: Accounting & Economic Principles | Audit & Assurance | Business Law | Cost & Managerial Accounting | Taxation

Professional Experience

Bookkeeper, Small Accounting Corp, Columbus, OH | December 2019 to Present

  • Write and edit journal entries to accurately document revenue and expenses
  • Closely track accounts payable and receivable to ensure timely, accurate billing operations
  • Support monthly close by reconciling entries, closing out accounts, and running financial statements
  • Prepare and send accurate invoices to clients and suppliers
  • Work with treasury to manage cash flows and bank account balances

Administrative Intern,Tax Prep LLC, Columbus, OH | May 2019 to September 2019

  • Answered phones, greeted office visitors, and helped prepare for client meetings
  • Replied to new client emails, providing information on the firm’s services and pricing schedules as needed

William Jeong
(876) 678-8765 | [email protected] | 345 Red Street, Manchester, NH 23456

Profile

Financial planning graduate with internship experience providing quality services to individual and small business clients. Perform rigorous data analysis to generate detailed and reliable financial recommendations. Equally effective working independently or on a team. Committed to professional integrity and excellence in all endeavors. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Key Skills

  • Customer Service & Relations
  • Data Gathering & Analysis
  • Financial Forecasting & Reporting
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Professional Experience

Accounting & Finance Intern, WayUp, Manchester, NH | May 2021 to Present

  • Help produce budgets and financial projections for individuals and small businesses
  • Generate detailed, accurate financial suggestions based on robust data analysis
  • Contribute to fact-finding and progress meetings with clients, and respond to phone and email inquiries
  • Achieved 99.9% accuracy on all updates to financial reports and spreadsheets
  • Earned top marks on all four formal assessments for expert math reasoning and client relations
  • Received 98% positive feedback on customer satisfaction surveys

Education

Bachelor of Science (BS) – Financial Planning
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH | June 2021
Intensive coursework on wealth management, applied statistics, and financial statement analysis.

Language

  • Fluency in Spanish

Sarah Sark
(216) 456-9854 | [email protected] | 111 Avenue Street, San Jose, CA 11111

Profile

Junior-level Financial Analysis Professional with demonstrated success as an intern at a major infrastructure planning firm. Skilled communicator who puts complex finance topics in clear terms for diverse audiences. Generate positive results working both independently and on a team. Fast learner who adapts readily to new business systems and software programs. Recently completed Master’s Degree in Financial Analysis.

Key Skills

  • Accounting
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Data Gathering & Organization
  • Financial Analysis
  • Maplesoft
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Quantrix

Professional Experience

Financial Analysis Intern, ABC Infrastructure Corporation, San Jose, CA | June 2021 to September 2021

  • Completed a 12-week program closely assisting the firm’s head financial analyst
  • Reviewed and drafted summaries of proposed local tax changes
  • Prepared report that demonstrated how a specific vendor could save 30% on material costs for a major infrastructure project

Education

Master of Financial Analysis
Ball School of Business, San Jose, CA | June 2022
Won the school’s “Finance Graduate Student of the Year” award
Select Coursework: Advanced Accounting | Corporate Finance Modeling | Tax Planning

Bachelor of Accounting
San Francisco University, San Francisco, CA | June 2021
Participated in the Small-Business Accounting Simulator Program
Select Coursework: Auditing | Financial Reporting | Managerial Accounting

Tips for Writing a Better Finance Intern Resume

1. Double-check your spelling

To show you have the precision and diligence needed for a finance internship, make sure your resume is 100% error-free. Use Microsoft Word’s spelling checker to find and correct any typos on your resume. (Press F7 to activate this feature on a Mac or PC.) Inevitably, spell-check will flag a proper noun or less-common word you know is correct. When that happens, be in the habit of right-clicking and selecting “Add to Dictionary” to keep its overall proofing function relevant to you.

Bonus tip: Also try Word’s Research tool (activate by pressing Control + Shift + O). You can use this tool to quickly check spelling and read definitions of any selected word. If you’re on a Mac, you can also use that operating system’s built-in dictionary (press Command + Control + D).

2. Carefully review your document

Don’t stop at spell-checking. Take these additional steps to get a fresh look at your resume and spot any errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation:

  • Step 1: Print your resume.
  • Step 2: Go for a 20-minute walk.
  • Step 3: On returning, sit down with your printed resume and closely read through the entire document. Consider running your index finger underneath the text as you read to give every word equal attention.
  • Step 4: Finally, have a friend, or family member read your resume for help spotting any errors you may have missed.

3. Ditch the phrase “attention to detail”

For finance interns, attention to detail is key. But countless other professionals (both in and outside finance) 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? Here’s the trick: 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 track accounts payable and receivable to ensure timely, accurate billing operations

 

4. List out your college courses

Listing relevant courses is an underappreciated way to get more mileage out of your Education section, especially if your work experience is limited. If the names of these courses are somehow unclear or unwieldy, refer to them by the general topics they covered under the heading “Select Coursework” or “Course topics included.”

Example:

Candidate: Bachelor of Science (BS) – Accounting

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY | expected May 2023

4.0 Major GPA

Select Coursework: Accounting & Economic Principles | Audit & Assurance | Business Law | Cost & Managerial Accounting | Taxation

Key Skills Hiring Managers Look for on Finance Intern Resumes

Include a “Key Skills” section for a better finance intern resume. This section gives hiring managers a quick overview of the expertise and value you offer. It also helps your resume perform better in ATS scans. Consider including any of the terms below:

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Accounting Principles Accounts Payable & Receivable
Cross-Functional Collaboration Customer Service & Relations
Data Gathering & Analysis Due Diligence
Financial Analysis Financial Reporting
Financial Statements Maplesoft
Microsoft Excel ProSeries
Quality Assurance Quantrix
QuickBooks Team Collaboration

Common Action Verbs for Finance Intern Resumes

It’s easy to get stuck when writing the Experience section of your resume. You may find yourself running out of action verbs to describe your work. We have compiled a list of strong resume verbs for finance interns to assist you:

Action Verbs
Analyze Assist
Collaborate Create
Cross-reference Deduce
Document Ensure
Evaluate Explain
Facilitate Improve
Monitor Organize
Relay Report
Resolve Streamline
Update Verify

How to Align Your Finance Intern Resume With a Job Posting

For any prior internships on your resume, consider adding a description of the firm where you worked. You can place this description in brackets right next to or below the company name. It also helps to match formatting. For instance, if you’ve italicized the company name, italicize the description too.

Company descriptions let you show any similarities between your past organizations and the organization you’re now pursuing. For instance, maybe you’ve interned at a similar size bank or firm, or in the same category of financial services. By working these details into your descriptions, you can make your resume more relevant to the internship at hand – and likely to produce an interview.

More Resume & Cover Letter Resources

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that jobs for business and financial professionals will increase by about seven percent between 2021 and 2031. For more insight on pursuing opportunities in this field, and internships in general, check out the links below:

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