Accountant – Sample Resume

It is important to demonstrate certain job-related proficiencies when creating a resume as an accountant. A resume should include experience with any and all accounting related software that you have used in the past and that you are familiar with. Problem solving skills and critical thinking skills should be mentioned in the appropriate section. Related experience should furthermore be mentioned; experience such as any clerical work, typing work, any work regarding communication, and any work done which is business related.

Feel free to make use of the following example resume:

John L. Smith
1234 Main Street, Anytown, CA 92600
Phone: (999) 999-9999, Email:


Career Objective:

To obtain an accounting position at “Accounting Firms,” and manage accounting functions using my experience and proficiency in accounting, while following all rules and regulations of the company.

Summary of Skills:

  • Experience working with the ‘QuickBooks’ software
  • Team motivational and management skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Experience in creating and auditing financial documents
  • Exceptional analytical skills

Work Experience:

Accountant                                                                             January 2015 – Present

Absolute Technologies inc., Anytown, CA

  • Creating cashflow charts
  • Managing a team of clerical employees
  • Managing and reviewing all information in QuickBooks
  • Advising management regarding financial decisions
  • Monitoring payroll activity

Accountant                                                                           August 2014 – January 2015

Financial Advisory, Everytown, FL

  • Reviewed client accounts
  • Processed tax returns
  • Maintained client relations and managed client acquisitions
  • Reviewed private tax information
  • Ensured client confidentiality


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting 2014
  • ACT University, Everytown, FL

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