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The purpose of a resume is to win an interview with a prospective employer. A effective resume should convince an employer that you are qualified for the position and stimulates interest in meeting you and learning more about your skills.

If you are a student looking for a position in the accounting field, use our free Accountant Resume Template to update your current resume for free. When writing your own resume, look at the resume template and take notice of how the resume is set up. Duplicate this format with your own employment history and information. We recommend that you use Microsoft Word for creating your professional resume. A resume should be updated each time you change accounting jobs.

Tracy L. Thomas


123 College Building
Any City , NY 55512


123 Any Street
Anytown, NY 12345

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a challenging auditors position in the public accounting field in the Memphis area.
  • More than two years of progressive accounting and auditing experience.
  • Auditor internship with Ernst & Young in New York City.
  • Magna Cum Laude graduate with BBA in Accounting.
  • Proficient with MS Office, Windows XP, and the Internet.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, May 2006

Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale

Courses taken included:

  • Managerial Accounting Corporate Audit and Reconciliation
  • Intermediate Accounting I & II Financial Management
  • Accounting I & II Internal Audit
  • Accounting for Not-For-Profits Managerial Economics
EXPERIENCE: Auditor Internship, May 2005 to August 2005
Ernst & Young, New York, New York
  • Participated in the annual audit of Omega Megalithic Holdings, including development of the final certification report.
  • Participated in quarterly audit of Alpha Bank Corporation, including identification and correction of over twenty major accounting errors.
  • Developed several Excel spreadsheet macros currently in use for reducing entry time and automatically cross-referencing for errors.
  • Received Employee of the Month award twice—first intern ever to win the award.

Accounts Payable/Bookkeeping Clerk, May 2003 to Present
Anytown Tax and Bookkeeping Service, Anytown, New York

  • Assisted (via remote) with payroll, tax, and account processing.
  • Developed automated monthly sales tax payment system.
  • Implemented Rapid Tax Refund service for individual customers.
  • Vice President, Student Accountancy Chapter, 2005-2006
  • Treasurer, Beta Gamma Sigma honors society, 2005-2006
  • Dorm Resident Assistant, 2004-2006


REFERENCES: Available Upon Request.

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