Lack of experience should not equal a skimpy resume. At the entry level, it is even more important to write a succinct and informational resume than it is to write one when you have years of experience. Even if you have no experience in hand, resumes should be able to highlight the skills and qualifications that meet employer qualifications, excluding irrelevant information.
Initial resume reviews are almost always done by the ATS and that’s where the problem occurs. Artificial Intelligence is no match for human intelligence and resumes are often binned simply because the AI thought that they weren’t worth it. With entry level resumes, you cannot take that risk. You are just beginning your career and you want to get into the groove. So you have to be sure that whatever you write in your resume is in sync with the requirements of the employer. If they are, even the ATS will be kind to your resume.
The following resume checklist should help as far as the appearance of an entry level accounting clerk resume is concerned:
• Is the resume inviting and easy to read?
• Does it possess the language of the job advertisement?
• Does it incorporate enough white space between sections to facilitate skimming?
• Does it present strongest qualifications first?
• Is the length of the resume appropriate? (one page suffices for entry level resumes)
If you have checked them all, you can move on to the sample resume for entry level accounting clerk position below:
6 Pettit Avenue ● Merrick, NY 55663● (999) 999-9999 ● jeremytucker @email .com
SUMMARY: Results-focused accounting clerk with a special talent for preparing account deposits and handling general ledger postings and statements. Well versed in maintaining accounting databases and processing back-ups, verifying financial reports by running specialized performance analysis software programs.
• Determining value of depreciated assets by performing dedicated analysis
• Researching, tracking and restoring accounting problems and discrepancies
• Checking, verifying and processing invoices and sorting and coding accounts payable data
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
|• A/P, A/R||• Reconciliation||• Bank Liaison|
|• Bookkeeping||• QuickBooks||• Oracle Financials|
|• Data Entry||• Tax Laws||• Transactions Recording|
NEW YORK STATE UNIVERSITY, Merrick, NY – 2009
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Coursework: Principles of Accounting ~ Statistics ~ Cost Accounting ~ Federal Income Tax ~ Auditing Theory and Practice ~ Business Law ~ Business Finance ~ Ethics in Accounting
LEDGENT FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING, Merrick, NY (1/2010 to 5/2010)
• Compiled and sorted invoiced and ensured that they were accurately entered into the system
• Wrote checks and had them signed from signatories
• Recorded charges and refunds and filed and tallied deposits
• Matched invoices to work orders and processed bills for payments
• Provided accounts database maintenance support
• Performed data entry duties to ensure that all transactions are properly recorded
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