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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 can’t believe how many people called me this morning non-stop...Thanks a million, and your way is very effective. I got a lot of people interested in my background and my experience. You are the best!

E.C., California

I want to let you know that today I am accepting a job offer that matches virtually every desired element of my search. There is no doubt in my mind that the service you provided in the course of my resume project made this great success possible. Please accept my deepest thanks and sincere appreciation for a job very well done.

J.G., Kentucky

I just wanted to thank you very much for your help. The resume is great and I can't believe that I did not do it sooner. It is a night and day difference between my old and new resume. After I received the resume the response went from 1 in 10 [originally] to 9 in 10 [with new resume]. I have accepted a position with a large insurance company less than 4 wks after I received the resume. Again, thank you very much and I am sure that I will be back to update my resume.

R.B., Ontario

Hi Lisa, I just wanted to say Thank You for the wonderful job on my resume and cover letter! The difference I must say is night and day; it's really amazing:) I feel so much more confident distributing my resume now. Before, I was often hesitant to apply for more competitive jobs because I subconsciously didn't think my resume was up to "par", or worthy enough to distribute, especially to top tier jobs like Google, and other Fortune 500 jobs...Silicon Valley is known for its very competitive job market (and I must say it definitely lives up to this reputation) and before I felt that while I had the skills, experience, and drive to compete for a job here in the San Jose and San Francisco area, my resume did not allow me to show it. Now, with my new resume and cover letter, I feel so much more CONFIDENT that my resume will get me noticed in the more competitive jobs, which is exactly why I hired Distinctive Document's services! So, in this case, I did definitely get what I paid for :0) (This sounds so much like one of those accolades on your website lol but it's true!) I cannot thank you enough, and I cannot stop admiring my resume and cover letter...I love them that much!

J.M., San Jose, CA

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C.M., Germany

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