Accountant Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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  • Accounts Payable
  • Auditing
  • Financial Statements
  • Tax
  • SAP Products
  • Accounts Receivable (AR)
  • Finance
  • Internal Controls
  • Data Analysis
  • Bank Reconciliation
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  • Management
  • Fixed Assets
  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax Accounting
  • Journal Entries
  • Tax Preparation
  • MYOB
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Resume Skills: Data Analysis Tools

  • Bloomberg Terminal
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon
  • FactSet
  • Stata
  • MS Excel (Advanced, Macros)
  • Python (pandas, numpy)
  • SQL
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Tableau
  • Power BI
  • Looker
  • Domo
  • Sisense
  • QlikView
  • MS Excel
  • SPSS
  • SAS
  • Python
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Resume Skills: Auditing Software

  • QuickBooks
  • Sage 50
  • Zoho Books
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • NetSuite ERP
  • FreshBooks
  • Quickbooks
  • Wave
  • Xero
  • NetSuite
  • Sage
  • Wave Accounting
  • SAP
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • ACL
  • IDEA
  • AuditBoard
  • TeamMate
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Resume Skills: Regulatory Compliance

Resume Skills: Administration Tools

Resume Skills: Financial Analysis

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Financial Modelling & Reporting

Resume Skills: Regulation & Risk

Resume Skills: Softwares & CRM

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Resume Skills: Microsoft Office Suite

Resume Skills: Frameworks & Practices

Resume Skills: Communication

Resume Skills: Economic Frameworks

Resume Skills: Certifications

Resume Skills: Industry Techniques

Resume Skills: Office Software

Resume Skills: Other Accounting

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Your Name
Financial Reporting Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2018 - Present
Financial Reporting Accountant
Streamlined the financial reporting process, improving efficiency by 30% and saving over 15 hours per week
Managed the general ledger and monthly close process, resulting in a decrease in closing time by 25%
Implemented an internal control process that reduced errors in financial statements by 35%
Ernst & Young January 2015 - April 2018
Senior Accountant
Oversaw consolidation and account reconciliation for client portfolio of over $500M, increasing accuracy of financial data by 20%
Led a team that executed GAAP-compliant financial statements, resulting in zero audit findings for three consecutive years
Improved U.S. SEC filings process, reducing completion time by 15%
Resume Worded University April 2017
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Graduated with Honors, Top 5% of the class
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2014
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level II
Concentration in Equity Evaluation and Corporate Finance
Accounting Systems: SAP, Oracle Financials, QuickBooks, Xero, NetSuite, MS Dynamics
Financial Analysis : Financial Risk, Budgeting & Forecasting, Cash Flow Management, Balance sheets, Auditing
Regulatory Compliance: Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), GAAP, IFRS, SEC filings, IRS rules & regulations
Software and Tools: Microsoft Excel (Advanced), MS Access, SQL, Python (Basics), Power BI, Tableau
Projects: Effectively created and implemented a new budgeting system leading to 30% decrease in fiscal anomalies
Certifications: Advanced Excel certificate from Coursera, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Volunteering: Financial counselor at non-profit, providing advice on budget planning and debt management
Awards: Recognized as ‘The best innovative idea’ for implementing a predictive analytics model in financial reporting at Resume Worded
Your Name
Senior Financial Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2015 - Present
Senior Financial Analyst
Analyzed financial data to identify potential cost savings, resulting in an annual saving of $1.2M
Streamlined financial analysis process using Hyperion, reducing analysis time by 20%
Conducted variance analysis on a quarterly basis, providing insights that led to a 10% increase in revenue growth
Wells Fargo January 2012 - May 2015
Financial Analyst
Utilized GAAP compliant methodologies to monthly prepare financial statements with zero audit findings
Managed account reconciliation for a client portfolio exceeding $300M
Assisted in the management of fixed assets, successfully reducing asset loss by 10% over two years
Resume Worded Institute June 2015
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level III
CFA Institute Award for Performance
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Concentration in Financial Management and Analytics
Financial Modeling & Analysis: Advanced Excel, Hyperion Essbase, QuickBooks, PeopleSoft Financial Management, Tableau
Investment & Commercial Banking: Bloomberg Terminal, Mergent Online, Moody’s CreditView, Cognos TM1
Regulatory Compliance: IFRS, GAAP, SAS, Basel III, Dodd-Frank, FATCA
Enterprise Resource Planning: Oracle E-Business Suite, SAP Financials, Dynamics GP, Infor LN, Odoo
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer, Resume Worded Community Foundation
Personal Development: Completed essential soft skills development course for Leaders
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Your Name
Management Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2016 - Present
Management Accountant
Led the internal controls division, reducing financial inconsistencies by 25%
Implemented strategies in management accounting that resulted in a 15% increase in operational efficiency
Spearheaded a team to streamline Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance processes reducing non-compliance issues by 20%
PricewaterhouseCoopers June 2013 - July 2016
Audit Associate
Conducted audit for clients with over $600M in revenue, saving the company $50K in potential fines
Performed thorough variance analyses that led to a 10% decrease in budget inaccuracies
Reduced financial reporting timelines by 15% through effective management of the journal entries process
Resume Worded University June 2013
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Finance
Award: Dean's Excellence Award - Among top 2% of the graduating class
Resume Worded University April 2011
Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting
Award: Beta Gamma Sigma Membership (Top 10% of class)
Served as Treasurer for Commerce Association
Accounting Tools: SAP, QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics AX, JD Edwards, Oracle Financials
Financial Analysis: Variance Analysis, Cost Analysis, Financial Modelling, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Reporting
Regulations Compliance: IFRS, GAAP, SOX
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Excel (Advanced), PowerPoint, Word, Access
Certifications: Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), CPA Certified Public Accountant, Six Sigma Green Belt
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer - Resume Worded Alumni Association, Volunteer - Financial Literacy Program for High School Students
Professional Development: Attended - Financial Leadership Summit 2019, 2021
Projects: Financial Modeling of a Startup, Development of an in-house Budgeting tool
Your Name
Financial Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Senior Financial Analyst
Directed budgeting processes, achieving 98% accuracy in forecasting
Managed financial model development, improving project estimation accuracy by 25%
Conducted extensive data analysis, identifying key performance indicators and suggesting measures to improve profitability
Implemented new SAP product suite to streamline financial reporting and analysis, reducing data processing time by 30%
Oversaw a team of junior financial analysts, maintaining high team morale and efficiency August 2016 - February 2018
Financial Analyst II
Implemented advanced Microsoft Access database to automate financial data analysis
Played a key role in the quarterly and yearly external auditing, ensuring 100% compliance with financial laws and regulations
Identified ways to reduce operational expenses by 15% through financial analysis
Managed cost accounting and internal controls, improving cost efficiency by 12%
Goldman Sachs June 2015 - July 2016
Junior Financial Analyst
Assisted senior analysts in account reconciliation, improving reconciliation accuracy
Handled finance duties, maintaining accurate and timely financial records
Resume Worded University April 2018
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Thesis: 'Balancing Financial Risks and Returns in Mergers and Acquisitions'
Resume Worded Institute May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Major in Finance
Minors in Economics and Business Analytics
Awards: Resume Worded Star Scholar (awarded to top 2% students), Dean's List 2014 (Top 5%)
Financial Analysis & Research Tools: Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters Eikon, FactSet, Stata, MS Excel (Advanced, Macros), Python (pandas, numpy), SQL
Financial Modelling & Reporting: DCF Modelling, Comparable Company Analysis, LBO Modeling, Financial Statement Modeling, Revenue Projections, Cash Flow Modeling
Regulation & Risk: IFRS, US GAAP, Basics of CCPA, GDPR, SOX Compliance, Risk Management, Portfolio Optimization
Softwares & CRM: MS Office Suite, SAP ERP (FICO), Dynamic 365 CRM, Oracle Fusion Cloud, IBM SPSS Statistics
Certifications: Certified Financial Planner (CFP® -2020), Certified Management Accountant (CMA - 2017)
Professional Development: Invited Speaker for industry conferences - 'Future of Financial Analysis', 'Harnessing the Power of Financial Technology' - 2019 -2021
Professional Membership: Member of the Institute of Financial Analysts (IFA) since 2016
Volunteering: Organizer, Annual Charity Run for 'Resume Worded Foundation' - Raised over $20,000 over 3 years
Your Name
Auditing Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2020 - Present
Senior Auditing Specialist
Managed and coached a team of five auditing specialists, increasing team productivity by 20%
Developed and implemented audit programs, reducing auditing process time by 30%
Investigated irregularities in financial statements, recovering $500,000 in misallocated funds
Oversaw the preparation and execution of annual internal audit plan, ensuring full compliance with internal policies and external regulations
Led risk assessment activities, successfully identifying and addressing all potential risks January 2017 - March 2020
Auditing Specialist II
Performed detailed internal audits, identifying key areas of improvement in financial internal controls
Assisted in the development and implementation of new auditing software leading to a 25% decrease in auditing errors
Reviewed company's financial records using Accounting Software, increasing accuracy by 50%
Ernst & Young June 2014 - December 2016
Junior Auditing Specialist
Contributed in audit planning and execution, streamlining auditing processes
Collaborated with teams to execute the annual audit plan, improving team's execution speed by 15%
Resume Worded University July 2014
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Emphasis in Accounting
Cum Laude (Top 8% of class)
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2020
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Certification course completed alongside work, enhancing practical understanding of internal auditing principles
Auditing Software: ACL, IDEA, AuditBoard, TeamMate, SAP
Regulatory Compliance Knowledge: GAAP, IFRS, SOX, IIA standards
Data Analysis Tools: Microsoft Excel (Advanced), SQL, Tableau, Power BI
Softwares: Quickbooks, Microsoft Office Suite,
Certifications: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (2022), ISO 9001 Lead Auditor - PQMS Limited (2021)
Volunteering: Financial Literacy Workshop Instructor - Local Community Center (2018-Present)
Awards: Excellence in Auditing - Ernst and Young (2016)
Projects: Optimized audit processes leading to 20% saved time - (2018)
Your Name
Investment Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2018 - Present
Senior Investment Accountant
Optimized financial analysis processes, enhancing portfolio management and increasing annual returns by 15%
Managed a high-profile investment portfolio worth over $10M, generating consistent annual growth of 8%
Implemented solid financial controls in line with Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reducing risk by 25%
Transformed the account reconciliation process through improved financial reporting, saving 10 hours per week
Championed the transition to modernized General Ledger system, achieving a 35% reduction in manual processes
Morgan Stanley April 2015 - September 2018
Investment Accountant
Enhanced the financial accounting system, increasing efficiency and reducing errors by 10%
Assisted fund accounting for global investment portfolio worth $1B+
Achieved a 98% accuracy rate in Bank Reconciliation, significantly improving the company's financial health
Executed tactical variance analysis, unveiling cost-saving opportunities that increased profitability by 12%
American Express January 2013 - March 2015
Junior Investment Accountant
Led the implementation of Bloomberg Terminal for investment data tracking, resulting in increased accuracy and efficiency
Contributed to financial reporting of mutual funds resulting in a 10% increase in annual return
Maintained accurate journal entries, enhancing the accounting process and auditing accuracy
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2015
Master's in Business Administration (MBA) - Finance Specialization
Received Dean’s Honors Award for academic achievement
Selected as Team Lead for Capstone Project, resulting in a comprehensive investment strategy for a Fortune 500 company
Resume Worded University June 2012
Bachelor of Science - Accounting
Graduated summa cum laude, GPA: 3.9
Minor in Corporate Finance
Accounting Software: Quickbooks, Zoho Books, Xero, Sage, FreshBooks, Microsoft Excel (Advanced Proficiency)
Statistical Analysis: Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Stochastic Processes, Monte Carlo Simulation, Forecasting
Rules & Regulations: GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, SEC Reporting Requirements, FINRA Regulations
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level II
Publications: Authored a guidebook, 'Investment Accounting Basics', published & sold nationwide
Leadership & Volunteering: Tutor at Financial Literacy Foundation, provided guidance & mentorship to underprivileged students interested in finance
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); Member, CFA Institute
Language Proficiency: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent)
Your Name
Fund Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2019 - Present
Senior Fund Accountant
Supervised general ledger entries, reducing the error margin by 20%
Managed financial services for client portfolios worth $500M+, realizing an average return rate of 10%
Orchestrated the implementation of advanced financial software, leading to reduced processing time by 30%
Directed fund accounting operations, resulting in improved efficiency and adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Pioneered an innovative investment analysis approach, leading to a 15% boost in portfolio performance
JP Morgan Chase February 2016 - May 2019
Fund Accountant
Achieved 99% accuracy in account reconciliation, ensuring precise financial statements
Managed financial analysis and reporting for a portfolio contributing to 20% of the company's total assets
Administered internal audits, ensuring all accounts were 100% Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliant
HSBC January 2014 - January 2016
Junior Fund Accountant
Assisted with financial analysis and reporting of mutual funds
Maintained precise journal entries, promoting accurate record-keeping
Aided with variance analysis, identifying cost-savings of 10%
Resume Worded University January 2014 - December 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Finance
Completed the course as part-time while having a full-time job
Resume Worded University September 2008 - June 2012
Bachelor's in Business Administration - Accounting
Graduated with Distinction for excellent academic results
Courses: Financial Accounting, Business Strategies, Managerial Economics
Technical Skills: MS Office Suite (Advanced), SAP (Intermediate), Oracle FMW (Intermediate), QuickBooks (Advanced), Spreadsheets (Expert), SQL (Basic)
Knowledge & Expertise: Financial Reporting, Asset Management, Revenue Recognition, Portfolio Management, Tax Accounting, Risk Management
Regulatory Compliance: FASB Standards, GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, SEC Regulations, Dodd-Frank Act, IFRS
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Intermediate), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 2
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
Volunteering: Financial Consultant - Financial Literacy for Youths Program, PwC
Projects: Developed a proprietary fund accounting tool to streamline and automate daily reconciliations
Your Name
Financial Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2018 - Present
Senior Financial Analyst
Steered financial analysis, resulting in significant market share gain
Leveraged Bloomberg Terminal for investment data tracking, improving precision and proficiency
Curated investment portfolios, achieving a 30% increase in performance over historical trends
Developed an innovative financial model resulting in $2M in cost-savings
Implemented robust internal controls to enhance regulatory compliance
Goldman Sachs March 2015 - June 2018
Financial Analyst
Managed financial reporting for high-profile investment portfolio, producing 10% annual growth
Conducted detailed variance analysis, leading to increased profitability by 18%
Completed precise account reconciliation for multiple billion-dollar accounts
Citigroup January 2013 - February 2015
Junior Financial Analyst
Assisted with financial statements, improving the transparency of the company's financial health
Maintained accurate journal entries, ensuring flawless auditing
Supported investment decision-making using rigorous financial analysis
Resume Worded University June 2012
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Emphasis on Investment Management and Financial Modeling
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Science - Finance
GPA: 3.9/4.0, Graduated Cum Laude
Relevant Coursework: Advanced Financial Reporting, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets
Financial Analysis: Strategic financial planning, Cash flow analysis, Cost-benefit analysis, Budget projection and management, Investment strategy
Financial Software: Advanced Excel, QuickBooks, SAP, NetSuite, Tableau, Oracle Financials
Regulations: SEC regulations, GAAP, IFRS, Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Reports & Forecasting: Financial statement analysis, Monthly/quarterly financial reports, Financial forecasting, Risk assessment
Certifications: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level II (2014), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) - Part I (2012)
Professional Development: Attended 'Corporate Valuation' workshop, 2018, 'Financial Modelling and Valuations' training, 2016
Volunteering: Financial Advisor, 'Budget Basics' - A non-profit program for economic empowerment, 2017-Present
Industry Involvement: Member, American Finance Association, 2013-Present, Active Participant, Boston Financial Analysts Society, 2014-Present
Your Name
Public Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2019 - Present
Senior Public Accountant
Streamlined the company financial reporting processes, decreasing report preparation time by 30% and improving overall accuracy.
Reviewed, reconciled, and validated over $10M worth of business financials using QuickBooks and other accounting platforms.
Executed detailed internal audit procedures, enhancing the internal control system and reducing financial risks by 15%.
Broaden the organization's tax strategies leading to a 20% decrease in corporate tax liability while ensuring compliance with tax regulations.
Led a team of junior accountants and guided them in performing audits, preparing tax returns, and creating financial reports.
KPMG August 2015 - December 2018
Prepared and presented detailed reports on audit findings to management.
Assisted clients in preparing for external audits, resulting in zero discrepancies in three consecutive audits.
Applied income tax knowledge to ensure accurate preparation and timely filing of clients tax returns, averting potential penalties. June 2013 - July 2015
Junior Accountant
Handled all business bookkeeping, decreasing financial errors by 10%.
Performed account reconciliation ensuring accuracy and completeness of financial records.
Gained proficiency in GAAP while assisting in the preparation of company financial statements.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2015
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Emphasis in Finance
Awards: Excellence in Financial Management (Top 5%)
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Commerce - Major in Accounting
Graduated with Distinction, Dean’s List 2013 (Top 10%)
Completed internship with, as part of the curriculum
Accounting software: QuickBooks, Sage 50, FreshBooks, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Zoho Books, Oracle Financials
Financial Procedures: Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Payroll Processing, Tax Code Compliance, Auditing, Reconciliations
Regulations: GAAP, IFRS, SOX, Internal Control Assessments
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Professional Proficiency)
Your Name
Audit Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2017 - Present
Senior Audit Manager
Led a department of 15 auditors, improving auditing efficiency by 35% and reducing time taken to complete audit reports by 20%.
Managed accounting operations including budgeting, financial reporting, and general ledger reconciliation.
Enhanced the company’s internal audit procedures, resulting in a 20% decrease in fraud risks.
Provided training on adherence to GAAP and other internal controls, reducing compliance issues by 25%.
Led the successful external audit of the company's $20M annual financial statement.
Ernst & Young January 2015 - March 2017
Senior Auditor
Executed financial statements audits, successfully identifying over 10 potential fraud risks.
Directed an audit team to streamline auditing processes, improving operational efficiency by 15%.
Utilized advanced financial analysis to uncover financial discrepancies and provide corrective recommendations.
Resume Worded July 2012 - December 2014
Performed financial and operational audits, contributing to 10% improvement in organisational financial transparency.
Handled the auditing of internal controls, ensuring strict compliance with U.S. GAAP.
Reviewed and validated the accuracy of the company's financial statements, ensuring adherence to financial reporting standards.
Resume Worded Institute February 2015
Certified Public Accountant
Specialization in Non-profit Accounting and Auditing
Resume Worded University May 2012
MBA - Finance
Honors in Investment Management
Activities: Participated in National Case Study Competitions
Auditing Tools: ACL GRC, Caseware, Teammate, Tableau, IDEA, Excel
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, Xero, Sage 50, Zoho Books, FreshBooks, Wave
Regulation Knowledge: GAAP, SOX, AICPA standards, IRS, FASB, IFRS
Techniques: Risk Assessment, Fraud Detection, Internal Controls, Financial Reporting, Audit Planning and Execution
Certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Volunteering: Volunteer Financial Consultant for small nonprofit organizations
Awards: EY Outstanding Performer Award, 2016
Projects: Executed a successful, comprehensive audit of a billion-dollar company
Your Name
Portfolio Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2020 - Present
Senior Portfolio Accountant
Negotiated and reconciled Accounts Payable resulting in 20% faster payment cycles.
Reduced client portfolio risk by 15% by implementing risk analysis methodology.
Reengineered financial reporting processes which reduced monthly closing period from 5 days to 3 days.
Implemented an internal control system that saved $50k in fraud loss within the first year.
Led team of 5 junior accountants to maintain the general ledger, ensuring accuracy of financial statements.
Resume Worded June 2016 - December 2019
Portfolio Accountant
Enhanced financial portfolio management, adding $1 Million in net invested assets.
Managed bank reconciliation for 100+ clients, improving accuracy by 99%.
Executed $10m+ in monthly journal entries, optimizing financial workflows.
Morgan Stanley July 2014 - May 2016
Junior Portfolio Accountant
Collaborated on an Equities trading platform, improving trade speed by 5%
Aided in the reconciliation of 1,000+ customer accounts receivable (AR), significantly increasing collections by 12%.
Conducted in-depth financial analysis to aid in the decision making for $2m in new investments.
Resume Worded University June 2014
Master of Business Administration - Finance Concentration
Focus on Portfolio Management and Investment Strategies
Resume Worded Institute April 2012
Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
Coursework included Estate Planning and Tax Planning
Financial Analysis Software: Bloomberg Terminal, Oracle Hyperion, IBM Cognos, Crystal Ball, SAS JMP, QuickBooks
Office Suite: Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Google Sheets, Google Docs
Programming Languages: SQL (Intermediate), Python (Basic), MATLAB (Basic)
Financial Modeling: DCF Analysis, Quantitative Risk Analysis, ROI Studies, EVA Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulation
Certifications: Chartered Investment Analyst (CIA) Certification, Six Sigma Green Belt
Professional Membership: Member of the CFA Institute, Member of the Financial Planning Association
Volunteer Experience: Financial Literacy Advocate at National Endowment for Financial Education
Projects: Developed new risk forecast models for investment portfolio leading to 15% reduction in investment risk
Your Name
Senior Portfolio Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Goldman Sachs February 2021 - Present
Lead Portfolio Accountant
Led a team of 10 to onboard a $20m portfolio and boost overall performance by 12%.
Managed the general ledger for $200m in assets, ensuring high accuracy in financial statements.
Deployed Bloomberg terminal for financial analysis, leading to increased investment returns of 5%
Championed Yardi Voyager implementation leading to improved financial reporting efficiency by 25%.
Built a robust financial modeling strategy, guiding investment decisions and adding $5m to portfolio value. August 2017 - January 2021
Senior Portfolio Accountant
Revitalized finance department's account reconciliation process, enhancing accuracy by 30%.
Optimized portfolio management by managing transactions of $50m+ in assets.
Implemented risk analysis strategies, decreasing portfolio volatility by 20%.
J.P. Morgan June 2015 - July 2017
Portfolio Accountant
Spearheaded improvements in journal entry system, increasing workflow efficiency by 15%
Managed reconciliation of over 1,000 bank transactions monthly.
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2020
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level II
Passed Level II on the first attempt
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Specialized in Investment Management and Financial Analysis
Financial Analysis Software: QuickBooks, Oracle Financials, Microsoft Dynamics GP, SAP, FreshBooks, Zoho Books
Data Analysis Tools: Excel (Advanced), Tableau, Python (Pandas, Numpy), SQL
Financial Modelling: NPV/IRR Analysis, DCF Modeling, LBO Modelling, Comparable Company Analysis, Precedent Transaction Analysis
Regulatory Knowledge: FASB Standards, IFRS, SEC Regulations, GAAP Accounting
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA - Awarded May 2019), Series 7 - General Securities Representative Exam (Passed in 2016)
Leadership & Volunteering: Lead Volunteer, The Dollars Make Sense Financial Literacy Program, July 2017-Present
Continuing Education: Financial Statement Analysis Course - Resume Worded Institute - April 2020
Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award - Senior Portfolio Accountant 2018 -
Your Name
Lead Portfolio Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Lead Portfolio Accountant
Oversaw the seamless merger of two $10M portfolios, boosting returns by 7%
Directed a team of 4 in managing and reconciling accounts payable for 200+ vendors.
Designed a real estate investment strategy that yielded a 35% IRR over two years.
Revamped financial reporting processes increasing efficiency by 20%.
Implemented a proactive approach to portfolio risk management, reducing potential losses by 20%. January 2015 - February 2019
Senior Portfolio Accountant
Controlled financial accounting for $5m in assets, improving financial statements accuracy by 10%.
Worked with a new collation tool to reconcile monthly journal entries, improving closing cycle times by 10%
Executed critical financial analysis, aiding in the portfolio's 8% annual growth.
Blackrock February 2013 - December 2014
Portfolio Accountant
Streamlined the account reconciliation process, improving accuracy by 25%.
Assisted in the management of a $1m portfolio, leading to a 5% increase in net invested assets.
Resume Worded Institute June 2019
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level III
Fully qualified Chartered Financial Analyst member.
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Specialization in Applied Corporate Finance.
Recipient: Resume Worded Business Student Award, Top 10% of class.
Financial Software: Bloomberg Terminal, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle Financials, QuickBooks, SAP
Accounting Principles: IFRS, US GAAP, Revenue Recognition, Accrual Accounting
Data Analysis: Advanced Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP), Minitab, Python (Pandas), R, SAS
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Management Accountant (CMA) - 2014
Leadership & Volunteering: Resume Worded Foundation: Financial Advisor and Volunteer (2016-Present)
Awards & Recognition: Navbar Best Portfolio Accountant - 2018, 2019
Continued Learning: Finance for Non-Finance Managers Course - Coursera - 2020
Your Name
Financial Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
PwC February 2018 - Present
Senior Financial Accountant
Reduced invoice processing time by 30% by implementing new software SAP products and creating a financial reporting automation process
Managed accounts payable and accounts receivable leading to a decreased outstanding balance by 20% within the first 6-month period
Conducted rigorous account reconciliation, reducing discrepancies by 55% and improving accuracy in financial records
Delivered financial accounting training sessions to a team of 15 to improve departmental efficiency and understanding
Introduced a comprehensive budgeting system that increased anticipated profit margin by 10% in the following financial year
Ernst & Young June 2015 - January 2018
Financial Accountant
Streamlined the bank reconciliation process, improving efficiency by 40%
Led monthly payroll processing for 500+ employees, ensuring prompt and accurate disbursement
Managed general ledger entries, improving the efficiency of the accounting process by 20%
Enhanced accounts receivable process through implementation of Microsoft Access, thereby reducing process time by 30%
Resume Worded September 2013 - May 2015
Junior Financial Accountant
Assisted with Value-Added Tax (VAT) and Moms calculations, ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations
Handled account reconciliation tasks, reducing errors by 25%
Managed invoicing and assisted with financial analysis reports, contributing to the increase in company revenue by 15% over a two-year period
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2013
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Credential certified by the Financial Times Ranking - Top 10 globally
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Commerce - Major in Accounting
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Active member of the University's Finance and Investment Club
Financial Software: QuickBooks, Zoho Books, Tally ERP 9, SAP, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Tableau
Financial Modelling: Cash Flow Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Project Finance Modeling, Advanced Excel
Accounting Principles: GAAP, FASB, IFRS, Revenue Recognition, SOX Compliance
Auditing Tools: CaseWare, TeamMate, ACL, IDEA, Risk Assessments, Audit Command Language
Certifications: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level III (2021), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Illinois (2015)
Continuous Learning: Completed courses on: Advanced Corporate Valuation (Harvard Business School Online), Financial Risk Management (Coursera)
Awards: Top Awardee, Ernst & Young's Annual Excellence Awards (2017), Outstanding Performer, PwC (2019, 2020)
Volunteering: Pro Bono Financial Consultant, Non-profit organizations (2015 - Present), Financial Literacy Coach, Local Community Center (2016 - Present)
Your Name
Senior Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2018 - Present
Senior Accountant
Headed a team handling Accounts Payable and Accounts receivable, reducing overdue accounts by 25%
Transformed financial accounting practices through implementation of Agresso, leading to a 20% increase in operational efficiency
Led the preparation of statutory financial reports, significantly reducing compilation time by 30%
Introduced robust bank reconciliation strategy, effectively bringing down discrepancies by 15%.
Developed an effective budgeting system using Microsoft Dynamics NAV, that improved cost control measures by 20%
Deloitte February 2015 - December 2017
Financial Accountant
Handled account reconciliation, decreasing discrepancies by 20%
Lead a comprehensive payroll system for 300 employees leading to a 100% on-time payment record
Improved invoice processing time in Accounts Payable by 15% by implementing Visma software
Conducted rigorous financial analysis leading to 10% savings in operational expenses
Resume Worded June 2012 - January 2015
Assistant Accountant
Handled key account reconciliation tasks, detecting and correcting ledger errors and improving overall balance accuracy
Participated in comprehensive financial reporting tasks, aiding in the timely delivery of statutory reports
Assisted in the preparation of payroll, ensuring all employees were compensated accurately and on-time
Resume Worded Institute December 2017
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Completed CPA while working at Deloitte.
Resume Worded University April 2012
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Finance
Awards: Dean's List 2011 (Top 5% of the class)
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, NetSuite, FreshBooks, Xero, Zoho Books, Wave Accounting
Spreadsheets & Reporting Tools: Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Google Sheets, Tableau, Power BI
Regulation and Compliance: GAAP, IFRS, SOX, US Tax Laws, Regulatory Compliance
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), German (Basic)
Certifications: Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA, 2019), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA, 2016)
Memberships: Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Volunteering: Volunteer tax preparer for low-income individuals through VITA program (2018 - Present)
Projects: Initiated and led a project to automate budgeting process at, increasing efficiency by 25%
Your Name
Corporate Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2017 - Present
Corporate Accountant
Streamlined the financial account reconciliation process, reducing errors by 35%
Performed budgeting and variance analysis, contributing to a 15% reduction in unnecessary operational costs
Handled Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, resulting in a 20% reduction in outstanding payments
Led the introduction of SAP products and Microsoft Dynamics NAV for improved financial reporting
Executed a streamlined General Ledger system, increasing efficiency of account classification and recording by 25%
KPMG February 2014 - March 2017
Financial Accountant
Reduced invoice processing time by 10% through implementation of Visma accounting software
Revamped the bank reconciliation process through consolidation of databases
Participated in the preparation of monthly payroll for over 200 employees
Provided financial accounting guidance to in-house team, promoting adherence to financial best practices
Resume Worded August 2011 - January 2014
Account Analyst
Involved in the thorough analysis and preparation of statutory financial reports
Participated in the management of General Ledger entries, ensuring correctness of account coding
Assisted in account reconciliation tasks, ensuring the accuracy of accounting records
Resume Worded University February 2012 - December 2013
Master of Business Administration - Corporate Finance
Specialization in Corporate Accounting and Controlling Strategies
Resume Worded University September 2007 - May 2011
Bachelor of Science - Accounting and Finance
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Recipient of the 2011 Resume Worded University Excellence in Finance Award
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, Sage 50, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Zoho Books, FreshBooks, Xero, Wave
Financial Analysis: Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Strategic Financial Planning, Forecasting, Investment Assessment, Auditing
Regulatory Standards: GAAP, IFRS, SEC Regulations, Tax Laws, Compliance, Ethics
Reporting: Financial Statement Preparation, Tax Filing, Budget Proposals, Cost Analysis, Revenue Recognition
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level I
Professional Development: Attended Annual Finance & Accounting Conference (2015 - Present)
Portfolio: Published article on 'Innovations in Corporate Accounting' in the Resume Worded Accountancy Journal (2019)
Volunteer Experience: Pro Bono Accountancy Services at Local Non-Profit Organization (2018)

How do I add skills to an Accountant resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Accountant posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable and Financial Analysis are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Microsoft Access and Accounting.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Financial Accounting, Account Reconciliation and General Ledger - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Management, Finance and Internal Controls - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Emphasize your communication skills.

Communication is often an important component of the role of an Accountant, so when writing your resume, include examples of how you communicated with stakeholders, team members or customers, or produced content.

Emphasize your accounting skills.

As the job title suggests, accounting is a pretty common skill for Accountant roles. Use the infographic for examples of how to show accounting experience.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Accountant, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Accountant Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Accountant job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Accountant Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Accountant Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Accountant job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

Resume Skills and Keywords from Related Jobs

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you put on an Accountant resume?

The most common skills and keywords we found on Accountant resumes and job postings were Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, Account Reconciliation, Financial Accounting, Microsoft Access, General Ledger and Accounts Payable.

Skills like Journal Entries, Internal Controls, Fixed Assets, Finance and Management also appeared on related job postings.

How do resume skills compare between a Forensic Accountant and a Client Accountant?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Forensic Accountant positions include:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Accounting
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Internal Controls

In comparison, skills we see on Client Accountant resumes include:

  • Account Reconciliation
  • Debt Collection
  • Accounts Payable
  • Invoicing
  • Accounts Receivable (AR)
  • Microsoft Access
  • Sage Products
  • SAP Products

What are good resume skills to include for different Accountant roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Inventory Accountant: Inventory Management, Logistics Management, Stocks, Supply Chain Management and Procurement
  • Commercial Accountant: Management Accounting, Accounting, Forecasting, Financial Reporting and Variance Analysis
  • Fixed Asset Accountant: Fixed Assets, Account Reconciliation, General Ledger, Journal Entries and Financial Accounting
  • Client Accountant: Debt Collection, Accounts Payable, Invoicing, Accounts Receivable (AR) and Microsoft Access
  • Investment Accountant: Financial Analysis, Financial Statements, Investments, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Finance

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