Make a bookkeeper resume for full-charge, entry-level or freelancing bookkeeping. Read on to find out how to make an assistant or a managerial bookkeeping resume.

Bookkeeper Resume

“The value of money is that with which we can tell any man to go to the devil. It is the sixth sense which enables you to enjoy the other five.” Said Somerset Maugham in what people would rightfully call the most apt description of money. However, reading between the lines, you can also realise the responsibility that comes with big money. While IT returns and profit declarations are inherent responsibilities to money, embezzlement and fraud are the resident evils of it. And just like Hollywood has Buffy, Constantine and Ghost Busters to deal with evil demons, the real world has bookkeepers. These specialists keep a check on the financial books of companies by maintaining tedious records of incomes and expenditures. They act as watch-guards against frauds and safeguard companies against financial troubles. They are vital to an organisation’s growth. And if you are a bookkeeper wondering how to enter an organisation to make your presence felt, you need to work on your resume and help is right under your nose.
How To Make A Accounting Resume
Start With Basics
Start your resume with your name in the top-center of the page as heading. Below your name, write your correspondence address followed by your contact number and email-ID.
Introduce Yourself
Write a line or two covering your academic qualification and experience in a gist. Try using phrases or qualifications related to the job. Like, Post Graduate Diploma Holder in Tally with 7 years of experience looking for a freelancing bookkeeping assignment. This introduction makes sure that your resume pops up everytime the employer uses keywords like “freelance bookkeeping” or “experienced bookkeeping” etc.
This is called the “Magic Line” of your resume. Whip out your creativity and spell out a company specific objective, which makes you the best possible candidate for the job. Skeptical? Don’t be. Just use all your strengths and qualifications in the objective and connect them to the basic requirement of the job. Proofread it from the employer’s perspective and perfect your objective. This is especially important for freshers while experienced individuals may skip it completely.
List your entire experience in reverse chronology. Start with your designation followed by the company name, duration, and finally, job description in 3-4 bullet points. Do mention the softwares and major responsibilities you’ve been exposed to. Freshers and career changers may skip straight to academics. However, even a relevant internship belongs here.
Academic Qualifications
List your regular academics in reverse chronology mentioning grades only if you’re a fresher. Experienced people may also mention grades if they’re extremely good.
Professional Qualifications
List your diplomas and all professional qualifications in reverse chronology.
A general knowledge of MS Excel, Tally, other computer and accounts related skills belong here in order of relevance.    
Sample Accounting Resume
Vishwa Nath
21, M.G Road, 1st Cross
Bangalore- 45639
[email protected]
Seeking a bookkeeping position with XYZ Ltd. where my experience and professional qualifications at maintaining books can be fully utilized to improve the financial status of the company.
1.      Audit Intern
Mind Credit, Bangalore

April 2007 - present
  • Responsible for spawning audit reports on a quarterly basis. Maintaining paper work before and at the conclusion of audit process.
  • Prepare, supervised and maintained management letter and financial ratios. Prepared engagement letters according to the terms and procedure.
  • Arranged invoices for purchase orders and  matched check amounts.
2.      Customer Account Representative
Financial Services, Bangalore

July 2006 – April 2007
  • Worked as in charge of payments and accounts. Observed accounting system and implemented a billing system for better client satisfaction.
  • Provided information to customers on their credit and debit accounts and used this knowledge to upgrade the system as per customer’s satisfaction.  
3.      Accounts Payable Clerk
SQL Ltd, Hyderabad

May 2005 - July 2006
  • Introduced an online billing system with a software program, which helped in rising productivity of the organization.
  • Was responsible for accounting reconciliations.
Academic Qualification
  • Master of Science in Accountancy, 2006
    Hyderabad University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, December 2005
    Bangalore University
Professional Skills
  • Expert in Communication Skills (both in oral and written).
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • In-depth knowledge of tools like- Tally, QuickBooks.
  • Excellent Finance and Accounting skills.
  • Navision Accounting Software
  • Telecheck Software
  • Lotus 1-2-3 (Windows)
  • Solomon General Ledger
  • Networking.

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