Staff Accountant Resume Examples in 2023

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Example #1
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Example #1 2-3 Years

Example #2
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Example #2 3-10 Years

Example #3
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Example #3 10+ Years

Staff Accountant Resume Examples

Years of Experience
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Marcie Verbinsky

(231) 495-5093 | [email protected] | Bozeman, MT 12345

Profile

Accounting Professional with 2+ years of experience. Skilled at preparing financial and annual reports for midsize organizations. Equally effective working solo or on a team.

Key Skills

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Team Collaboration

Professional Experience

Junior Accountant, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT | October 2020 to Present

  • One of 3 accountants charged with maintaining accurate financial records and data
  • Provide office assistance as needed to students, faculty, and staff members
  • Process accounts payable and receivable, ensuring accuracy and paying vendors on time

Highlight:

  • Helped raise department’s accuracy rate from 94.2% to 97.6%

Accounting Intern, J.D. Markel & Associates, Portland, ME | January 2020 to May 2020

[Midsize accounting firm] 

  • Member of 4-person accounting team
  • Liaised with clients to manage their bookkeeping needs
  • Prepared spreadsheets for clients’ annual and quarterly reports
  • Wrote memorandums and formal letters to clients, summarizing financial statements

Office Assistant, Hannaford’s Grocery Store, Bar Harbor, ME | Summers 2017 to 2019

[Retail location taking in $4.2M annually] 

  • Facilitated daily office and bookkeeping functions
  • Helped draft weekly, monthly, and yearly financial reports for the store owners
  • Prepared accounts receivable materials, under guidance of in-house accountant

Education

Bachelor of Science (BS) – Accounting, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME | 2020

  • Four-year member of Accounting Club
  • Participated in a volunteer tax-a-thon helping lower-income individuals prepare their taxes

Paul Hamlin

(584) 304-0185 | [email protected] | Montgomery, AL 58395

Profile

Dedicated Staff Accountant with 4+ years of corporate experience. Focused on helping find new ways to streamline and improve accounting procedures.

Key Skills

  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Financial Report Preparation
  • Internal Audits
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Invoice Processing
  • Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Professional Experience

Staff Accountant, Bell Media, Montgomery, AL | October 2018 to Present

  • Create financial plans and forecasts as member of a 3-person accounting team
  • Perform internal and external audits regularly
  • Reconcile monthly totals for review by senior managers

Highlight:

  • Co-launched NetSuite accounting software and helped train colleagues on effective use of the new system

Accounting Intern, H&R Block, Montgomery, AL | January 2017 to April 2017

  • Helped prepare tax returns for individual clients and small businesses
  • Completed 110+ returns during 3-month tax season
  • Praised by business franchise owner for high efficiency and service quality

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science (BS) – Accounting, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL | May 2018

CPA | December 2018

Hugh DelForte

(832) 487-1839 | [email protected] | Glencoe, IL 40282

Profile

Staff Accountant with 15+ years of corporate experience. Ensure utmost accuracy in all financial work. Draw on strong knowledge of accounting software systems including Intuit QuickBooks and Xero. Promptly reconcile accounts and perform payroll functions.

Professional Experience

Staff Accountant, Deloitte LLP, Chicago, IL | July 2016 to Present

  • Member of a 12-person team carrying out various finance and accounting functions
  • Manage monthly internal audits for corporate units
  • Help prepare corporate tax documents
  • Reconcile statements and invoices as needed
  • Train and mentor up to 3 junior accountants annually

Staff Accountant, Boeing Corporation, Chicago, IL | November 2010 to July 2016

  • Researched, reviewed, and reconciled financial statements and reports
  • Analyzed and mitigated compliance risk/errors
  • Created internal reports and summaries analyzing budget vs. actual results
  • Fostered productive collaboration with internal clients and suppliers

Junior Accountant, Motorola Solutions, Chicago, IL | October 2007 to September 2010

  • Helped manage payroll for 120+ employees
  • Processed accounts payable and receivable
  • Investigated and resolved financial statement errors

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration, Accounting, University of Phoenix | 2007

AICPA 

  • Corporation Taxation Certificate | 2016
  • Payroll Management Certificate | 2007

Skills

  • Corporate Tax Law
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Data Gathering & Analysis
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Office Suite (advanced Excel)
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • SAP
  • Statement Reconciliation

Tips for Writing a Better Staff Accountant Resume

Keep your format clean and simple

For finance and 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.”

Avoid non-finance jargon

Any time you write a long word when a short word would do, that’s jargon. A classic example: People use the words “utilize” or “utilization” when they should use “use.”

Jargon is especially tempting in finance and accounting fields, which have plenty of specialized terms (like “amortization”) with no shorter equivalent. These terms deserve a spot on your resume, as long as they’re relevant to your goals. The problem is when you let words that should be short and simple become words (often ending in “-tion” or “-ment”) that are long and clunky. A few more usual suspects:

delay 🡪 postponement
duty 🡪 responsibility
launch 🡪 implementation
law 🡪 regulation
skill 🡪 capability

Whenever you find yourself using a long word, stop and ask: Is there a shorter synonym? This habit will help keep your resume clear and concise.

Example:

Good


Used strong math skills to find viable amortization schedules and methods.

Bad


Utilized advanced math capabilities to identify potentially effective amortization schedules and methodologies.

Use your Profile to show how you solve accounting issues

What is your approach to isolating and solving a company’s finance or accounting problems? And how do you feel that approach makes you successful in your field? What advanced knowledge do you draw upon to help solve those issues? By giving answers to these questions in your Profile, you can express your role’s important problem-solving aspect. For a detailed guide to writing your resume’s intro, read: How to Write a Resume Summary in Six Easy Steps

Common Key Skills for Staff Accountant Resumes

You can improve your resume by adding keywords.

That’s because most hiring companies now use an applicant tracking system (ATS), which scans each submitted resume for keywords relevant to the job opening at hand. When the company’s ATS finds a resume with many relevant keywords, it flags the document for the hiring manager.

To make your resume ATS-friendly, add a keyword-rich “Skills” or “Expertise” section (as in the examples above). Here are some common keywords for staff accountants:

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Accounts Payable & Receivable Budget Analysis
Complex Problem-Solving Cost Accounting
Cross-Functional Collaboration Data Gathering & Analysis
Invoice Processing Microsoft Excel
Monthly Reconciliations Payroll Administration
Process Improvement Reporting & Documentation
Intuit QuickBooks Tax Preparation

Common Action Verbs for Staff Accountant Resumes

One of the most common resume mistakes is using too few verbs. You may repeat the same generic verb (say, “Manage”) many times, or rely on passive phrases like “Responsible for” or “Accountable for”. These tendencies can distract your reader and fail to show the dynamic nature of your work. The following list will help you mix up the verbs on your staff accountant resume:

Action Verbs
Analyze Automate
Complete Conduct
Correct Create
Develop Forecast
Generate Identify
Isolate Maintain
Manage Oversee
Process Reconcile
Resolve Restructure
Revamp Uncover

How to Align Your Resume With a Job Posting

For each job in your Experience section, consider adding a company description. 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 company description too.

Company descriptions let you show any similarities between your past and desired employers. For instance, maybe you’ve worked for companies of a similar size or in the same industry. Or perhaps you’ve worked at organizations with a similar core mission or leadership philosophy. By working these details into your descriptions, you can make your resume that much more relevant to the job at hand.