Staff Accountant Resume Sample

Updated on September 11, 2019

Staff Accountant Resume Writing Tips

• Start your resume with a strong summary statement.

• Make a brief and focused experience section.


• Define your value and show your potential supported by quantified achievements.

• Highlight the skills which prospective employer seeks.

• Exclude any irrelevant details.

• Use short and bullet phrases to express your competencies.



The following is a sample resume for a staff accountant position.

See also: Staff Accountant Cover Letter



Staff Accountant Resume Sample



 Harry Guilford, CMA
610 Zachery Blvd, Charleston, SC 78002
(002) 855-8547


Accounting principles | Audit preparation | Financial controls

Detail-oriented accountancy professional with 13+ years’ progressive experience. Expert in journal entries and account reconciliations in accordance with US GAAP, processing vendor credit applications and tracking vendor insurance requirements. Demonstrated ability to handle special accounting projects independently.

Processes and records account payable transactions and ensure that all invoices and staff reimbursements are timely paid. Efficiently manages the processing of cash receipts and recording of revenue and receivables.


✓ Financial Audits
✓ Accounts Reconciliation
✓ Cash Posting
✓ Ledgers Balancing
✓ Payroll Processing
✓ Internal Controls
✓ Vendor Invoicing
✓ LCA Budgeting
✓ POA Analysis
✓ A/P and A/R
✓ Cash Flow Projection


Staff Accountant
PCL INDUSTRIES, Charleston, SC | 5/2009 – Present

• Reconcile 30+ accounts on a daily basis.
• Improve the accuracy of overall accounts operation by 30% through active liaison with other departments.
• Develop cost control initiatives which reduced $26000 annual banking expenses.
• Create general ledger entries and post payments.
• Process and forward vendor invoices and feed the amounts of accounts payable record.
• Maintain balance sheets for all accounts.
• Reconcile multiple bank accounts and issue periodic statements for same.

REYNOLDS PLANTATIONS | 3/2004 – 4/2009

• Reconstructed staff workloads and made pertinent load divisions which led to 30% enhancement of work efficiency.
• Managed assigned ledgers and posted cash on a daily basis.
• Made general entries for Accounts payable and receivable.
• Processed and generated payrolls and issued associated financial statements.
• Performed backup account support functions.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
City University, Charleston, SC | 2003

• MS Word and Access
• Excel and Spreadsheets
• VMS and JD Edwards
• PeopleSoft Financials

• Bilingual: English/Spanish
• Effective written and verbal communication skills

“I perform multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to the different work environments.”



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