If you’re ready to take up or enhance a career in bookkeeping, you would require a well-written resume specific to this field. This article aims to provide you some tips on making one and also includes a sample for you to refer to.
Financial statements and books of accounts form the backbone of any business. A well-established accounting department that can handle all financial transactions and maintain records, is invariably a necessity. A bookkeeper’s job is reputed, critical, and meaningful in a sense that he looks after maintaining proper records of a firm’s finances. In the recent years, career opportunities in this field have increased tremendously. Students interested in this career have started considering it as one of the jobs that has the potential to provide them a decent head start and excellent growth in the field of finance.
The resume has to be simple, structured, and yet, it must convey all your work experience without missing any part of it, especially if it is related to an accounting software. It can play a vital role in getting you a job, and hence, you must try to draw up a rough draft of what you’re going to include in the content. On the Internet, you can find various websites that offer free templates which will provide you many ideas to make such a resume. Here is an outline of the same.
|Name of the Person
Address, Contact Number, Email
Professional Objective: Write a proper and precise objective using a line or two. It must make the recruiter aware about what you intend to do with the job. You must convey the impression of being focused on taking this opportunity to learn and hone your skills.
Qualifications: Mention your educational qualification(s). State the type of degree(s) in accounting that you possess and the college(s) that you studied at.
Experience: Here, put in your work experience in chronological order, starting from the latest or current posting. You can mention details of the firms, their location, and your duties (in bullet points, if possible). Don’t forget to mention the duration of each assignment.
Computer and Other Skills: If you have some knowledge or experience on any accounting software and you’re proficient in computer skills, do highlight them in the CV. Employers prefer candidates with knowledge of such accounting tools, as most work is done through a software, nowadays.
The resume has to be formatted properly so that your recruiter knows about your professional work experience in just one page. Here is a sample that you can use to create your resume. The characters and names used here are fictitious and for representational purposes only.
343 Port Berth Road, MK Mansion,
Springfield, MA 24579
Objective: To gain a position of a bookkeeper and use my skills for achieving the goals set by the firm. Also, to gain deeper experience in this field.
20XX – 20XX ABC College, Massachusetts
Control Accountant, June 20XX to present, XYZ Sons, Massachusetts
Junior Accountant, June 20XX to December 20XX, XYG Bank, Massachusetts
Computer and Other Skills:
You can also add a subhead on ‘notable achievements’ and mention any recognition or awards that you may have received for your performance, or any other special tasks that you accomplished in your previous assignments.