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Accounting Resume Example

Accounting Resume written and designed to solve several problematic issues

This accounting resume was written and designed to solve several problems. The client was concerned that he had spent nearly a decade with a company that had been in rapid growth mode when he first joined them, but then quickly went into decline, along with the economy. He was worried that the company’s revenue decline would reflect back negatively on his capabilities.

A second concern was that he had resigned from his last company with plans to start an independent consulting firm. While he completed a few small assignments, he did not enjoy the sales and marketing aspect of running his own firm, and jumped at the chance to go back to traditional employment. Unfortunately, this left a not very flattering time period in his employment history.

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In consultation with the client, it became clear that while his current employer’s revenues had declined (an aspect of the company he had zero control over), his contributions in reorganizing and streamlining the company so that it remained vital and positioned for future growth when the economy rebounded, were absolutely essential. Without his financial leadership, the company may have failed completely during these years. Instead, by the time we were preparing this accounting resume, the situation was looking much more optimistic for the company and they were entertaining several options to restart growth once again.

The client’s very real contribution in all of this was his transformation of the financial function from just an accounting arm of the company into a strategic business partner, a value proposition that we showcased throughout his accounting resume.

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Care was also taken to balance the content with growth-focused language and achievements, to illustrate that the client’s value proposition was just as relevant and beneficial when a company was in growth mode. This helped to prevent him from being pigeon-holed as a leader for downsizing initiatives.

The client was not able to provide any significant accomplishment stories from his consulting years. So, rather than take page space and attention away from the more relevant experiences, we chose to describe the consulting briefly at the end of the accounting resume. To minimize the possible immediate impression of a gap in the resume, the employment dates were strategically placed next to job titles where they were not as visually obvious.

We know it can be tempting to look for resume examples on the internet, then try to model your own after them. Please don’t! The most effective resumes are a reflection of a person, NOT just a collection of words on a piece of paper. Your resume MUST tell an AUTHENTIC and memorable story that illustrates YOUR brand and the unique promise of value that YOU bring to the workplace. We have included examples on our website to illustrate the quality and diversity of our work and they are protected by copyright. If you need help writing your resume, it will be our pleasure to assist you.

I want to thank you with all the effort you have done! I have found already some companies which are like to have me and they want to employ me here in my favorite Country. I know, that the key was also the work you did, brushing up my career on paper and make it in a way I would never be able to. Again, thank you so much ! Receive my best Regards and I will stay in touch with you. Maybe some day I will need your help again if I would come to the US.

I.H., Hong Kong

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M.C., Utah

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G.G., New Jersey

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J.S., South Africa

I have been waiting before writing to give you the great news...I applied to about eight recruitment agencies with my resume attached, all on the Internet. Within a few days I was contacted and asked to go for an interview at a company only 35 miles away. It is 3.5 years old and sells consultancy at a very senior level in large corporations...This week I received the offer letter...What has become very clear in this process is the incredible value of a good resume. Because you made it abundantly clear what I had achieved through a "messy" but interesting career path, this recruitment agency was immediately able to connect my past experience with the vacancy they knew needed me. I did not need to explain the details of my past but rather was able to continually point out where my past benefited or suited the vacancy being offered. It meant that I was able to concentrate on selling myself rather than explaining myself away...So, to say thank you seems so inadequate. But say it, I will. Thank you for doing such a good job. I have to say I did not think I would find another job at my age, but with a combination of good luck and a good resume, I made it....Initially I thought your service was expensive, but given the results, no one could complain. Thank you again.

P.B., United Kingdom

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