DIY Accountant Resume Sample

If you’re looking for an accountant resume sample, we’ve got the right one to help you.

You're in the numbers game so use them to highlight your strengths i.e., increased profits 20%, improved processes reducing costs by 20% - where possible. Maintain a clean and professional layout.

Note that this template, and all these samples, are very basic and in no way do they represent what your own resume could be and should be. Leave that to the professionals. With each sample page I add a quick “how to” at the end that teaches you how to adjust these samples to make them your own.

I've also added a plain text version.

An Accountant Resume Sample to Kick Start Your Efforts

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271 The Avenue, Dallas, TX 32559
(118) – 827 – 9137

Qualified Public Accountant with an accountancy MBA and more than a decade of experience, looking for a managerial accounting opportunity within corporate banking. Specialist areas include account reconciliation and ledger processes.


Financial Analyst – Systematic Ltd, Dallas, TX - Nov 2012 to present

Responsibilities included:
Management and overseeing of the finance department. Working closely with senior management to streamline financial processes. 

  • Solely responsible for a $420,000 budget
  • Financial reconciliation and data analysis
  • System analysis, entry and upkeep of accounting records
  • Reducing spend by $130,000 per annum on average

Finance Advisor – Addison Corporation, Austin, TX - Jan 2009 to Nov 2012

Responsibilities included:
Understanding the potential success of business relationships and upcoming opportunities, determining whether strategies will benefit clients.

  • Building a successful team through the hiring, training and support of staff
  • Using trends to foresee financial change, enabling Addison Corp. to adapt their business model based on recommendations
  • Carrying out risk assessments throughout all business processes and strategically using resources


Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting, Western College, Nov 2008
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Accounting, Austin College, August 2005

Certificate of Public Accountancy, Home-led course, February 2004


  • Strong interpersonal skills, thriving when challenged
  • Able to convey complicated information with ease
  • Proficient in all Microsoft programs
  • Full understanding of accountancy software systems including SAGE and Acumatica

10 Points to Consider

  1. Set aside several hours to write a powerful resume.
  2. You will need quiet space and a computer with Word (recommended) or similar.
  3. Use job descriptions and old resumes to jog your memory.
  4. Is this a career change for you? What skills can you transfer over?
  5. Expand on your duties in detail. 
  6. Ensure the layout is attractive
  7. Write a compelling summary.
  8. Use bullet points.
  9. Proofread for sense, accuracy, spelling and grammar x 3.
  10. Add a well-written cover letter using your strengths to target the role on offer.

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Sharron what can I say, you are beyond impressive! With the short time I gave you to prepare my resume, I was blown away with the outlay, the content and how you highlighted all my best points. I have shown your work to a recruitment agency and they were very impressed. Thank you so much for guiding me through the entire experience, you are truly gifted… Wanda Peters of Perth, Western Australia.

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