Sample Accounting Resume

A sample accounting resume is below. You can use the format for your own resume. Please keep in mind that your resume is your salesperson, and what you are selling is YOU, to a potential employer.

Employers really don't spend much time at all reviewing resumes, unless they see something they are looking for. This resume is designed to be quickly scanned by the employer and to highlight your knowledge and achievements.

Before you start your resume, know what employers are looking for in your field. Are they looking for experience with certain software programs, or certain other achievements? Make sure these accomplishments stand out, so the employer will spend more time on your resume and hopefully set up an interview with you.

Sample Accounting Resume:


An experienced cost accountant and financial analyst seeking a position with a stable company. Leader in continuous improvement initiatives and cost reduction projects, along with the continuous improvement of collection, reporting and analysis of information, and improvement of burden allocation methods.


Cost Accounting
Fixed Asset Accounting
Financial Analysis
General Ledger
Budgets and Forecasts
Sarbanes Oxley Experience
Burden Allocation
Mfg Pro-QAD MRP System
Excellent Excel Skills
Trans4m MRP System
Inventory Valuation
Month-End Close


ABC AUTOMOTIVE, Anytown, MI, 48607  5/2005 - Present

Senior Cost Accountant and Financial Analysis

This is $600 million per year sales plant that manufactures brake modules for GM. Duties include month-end close for sales and materials, forecasting, financial analysis of forecast to actual and variance analysis. Also, responsible for updating sales pricing, scrap recovery management, service parts quoting and standard cost development and maintenance.

Key Achievements:
  • Developed tracking system to ensure accuracy of pricing and costs
  • Developed forecasting system with price and volume analysis

XYZ AUTOMOTIVE, This Town, MI 48706 4/1994 - 4/2005

Cost and Budget Accountant

This was an $80 million per year automotive stamping plant.  Responsible for all cost accounting and led the business plan project each year.

Key Achievements:
  • Member of the continuous improvement team that was able to increase profits by $3 million per year though productivity savings.
  • Activity based costing team member that developed and improved a world class system.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting & Management

Saginaw Valley State University - Saginaw, Michigan

Graduated magna cum laude

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