Traditional accounting and finance resume templates make things simple, so your work experience does all the talking. This format also helps you to make the best use of white space on the resume page itself. Take a look at the sample provided to see how you can write and format a strong resume.
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Traditional Resume Pros and Cons
This template in particular was designed to meet the needs of applicants who want to tell the tale of their professional history in a narrative format. Nothing is overdone or obscured. But, is this style best for you?
- Pros: Basic organization allows you to edit your resume for different jobs
- Pros: Employers will have no trouble reading your resume
- Cons: Gaps in your employment will be obvious, so be ready to discuss them
- Cons: You miss a chance to inject your personality
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Finance Accounting Manager with a proven track record of success across various industries, seeking to take next career step in a challenging executive position. Accomplished in developing and instituting accounting and finance best practices aligning with organizational policies and conforming to regulatory guidelines. Skilled in managing internal controls to minimize risk and enable business growth and development. Demonstrated ability to guide accounting teams and nurturing meaningful relationships with stakeholders to achieve business goals.
Accounting and finance
Finance Accounting Manager
10/1/2009 – Current
Kenandy – San Francisco, CA
Perform month-end closing activities and account reconciliations related to billed revenue, revenue and cost deferral, and accounts receivable.
Participate in revenue analytics to produce monthly financial reports for CFO and influence decision-making.
Review statements of work to ensure revenue compliance, creating and maintain projects within project accounting system, and collaborate with sales staff to resolve issues relating to billing, percentage of completion, or milestones.
Contribute to contract preparation and negotiation, and identify appropriate billing and revenue recognition issues.
Initiate, lead, and manage financial ERP automation, and work to fully understand underlying data and report structures and provided recommendations to better support reporting requirements.
Contribute ideas proactively to improve analysis, cost savings, and efficiency, and streamline periodic, ad hoc, and operational reporting, and report packages, flashes, dashboards, presentations, and surveys.
Devise and initiate process improvements for reporting and revenue forecasting through automation, system enhancements, data quality, consolidation, and quality improvement.
6/1/2003 – 10/1/2009
Skytech Solar – San Francisco, CA
Directed Billing and Accounts Receivable team in tasks associated with financial performance of assets, including accounts receivable, delinquent and defaulted asset management, accounting practice management, and financial analysis.
Created, implemented, and managed customer billing process, including new product onboarding into billing system and ensuring completion and accuracy of revenue stream.
Designed, implemented, updated, and managed accounts receivable activities such as collection, delinquency, defaulted, disputed, and adjustment to customer accounts.
Built and managed performance metrics and reports and developed and implemented systems to scale processes and controls.
2/1/1998 – 5/1/2003
Starbucks – Seattle, WA
Processed daily transactions by entering invoices, matching customer payments to open transactions, maintaining accounting databases, creating invoice documents, daily and monthly account balancing, account management, reporting, payment processing, and invoice processing.
Compiled, prepared, and managed account records, assigned batch numbers, and assisted with account research, report reconciliation, customer account analysis, and invoice approval and coding.
Recommended solutions to improve processes and leveraged trend analysis to identify business process failures.
Education and Training
Bachelors of Science: Finance
University of Washington — Seattle, WA
Certified Public Accountant