Public Accountant Resume Samples

Public Accountants are involved in performing audits, accounting services, and consultation services for public accounting firms. Although the job tasks for these accountants may differ depending on the work settings, there are some specific roles and responsibilities that highlight the resume – ensuring that the financial documents are accurate and correct, working with budgets and financial planning, providing financial advice, performing bookkeeping, auditing and consulting tasks. Some of the public accountants carry out specialized tax issues and take charge of responsibilities attached to income tax returns and investigating financial frauds in the company.

A well-crafted Public Accountant Resume should demonstrate skills such as – proficiency in GAAP, a thorough knowledge of accounting software, advanced MS Excel knowledge, excellent analytical skills with sound integrity to handle confidential data. Even though a degree in accounting or finance may be enough to embark in this career field, holding a CPA certification gains better job prospects.

Public Accountant Resume

Objective : Certified and Degreed Accounting Professional with over 4 years of progressively responsible experience inaccuracy, result & detail-oriented and multi-functional accounting practice In-depth knowledge of GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Tax laws and Regulations with the ability to work productively and deliver results in pressure-intensive situation CPA, MS in Taxation and BBA in Accounting.

Skills : Financial Closing, Account Reconciliations, Variance Analysis, Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, Income Tax Compliance, Indirect Tax Compliance, Payroll Tax Compliance, Tax Research, Internal Control, Leadership, Oracle R12, Oracle 11i ERP, Oracle Lease Management, MS Office

Description :

  • Assisted and performed monthly, quarterly and yearly closing processes, which include preparation of journal entries including regular, accrual, re-class, reversal and adjusting journal entries.
  • Reviewed, consulted and implemented clients accounting activities including revenue recognition, AP AR procedures, payroll processing, multiple bank reconciliations, balance sheet account reconciliations, cash receipt application, etc.
  • Issued timely financial statements, performed various financial analysis and performed account reconciliations.
  • Provided consulting services and established policies and procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP and tax laws and regulations.
  • Established and maintained internal controls and optimized operating and accounting procedures.
  • Performed tax research and analysis of technical tax issues and implemented income tax compliance including preparation of detail compliance work-paper, a book to tax adjustments, rd credit calculation, quarterly estimated tax computations, etc.
  • Examined accounts, records, and taxes according to the laws and regulations for state and local jurisdictions and implemented indirect tax compliance including sales tax, use tax, fuel tax, property tax, business license tax, etc.
  • Coordinated system updates for sales tax rate changes, law changes, and new taxing jurisdictions.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MS

Junior Public Accountant Resume

Objective : Highly accomplished Junior Public Accountant has wide-ranging experience of 4 years in public and private accounting and finance. Routinely managed all facets of the regulatory reporting process and interact with regulatory and tax agencies; successfully negotiated over $25 million of revenue growth utilizing detail-oriented analysis in addition to securing over $5 million in financing.

Skills : Cash Management, Banking GAAP, Regulatory, Ad-hoc Reports DCF Valuation, M&A, Corporate Governance, Scenario Analysis, KPI/KRI Metrics, Partnership/LLC, Corp Tax, Financial Instruments, Budgets, Forecasts, Due Diligence Strategic/Financial Planning

Description :

  • Providing interim accounting and advisory services, performing all aspects of financial management, GAAP financials, regulatory and ad-hoc reporting for varying businesses, DCF valuations, income tax review.
  • Planning, preparation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, skilled in MTM, FX and Investments.
  • Engaged to develop dcf valuation model; $86 million valuation.
  • Providing analytical support for developers of electronic trading platform trading fx otc options.
  • Developed $12 million DCF valuation, cash flow, and synergy analysis, forecasts, due diligence, on-site review to acquire 85,000 SF recycling plant.
  • Income tax preparation company - successfully resolved 95% of 1500 cases requested for review by clients over 8 mths, 155% success rate in exceeding firm metric for displaying "client empathy".
  • Responsible for compliance, ensuring a client meets all tax obligations by preparing and submitting tax returns, tax computations, and any other necessary forms.
  • Researching, analyzing and interpreting changing tax legislation. - Review analysis and documentation for external auditors.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MS


Staff/Public Accountant Resume

Objective : Analytical and collaborative Public Accountant with a diversified skill set including 2+ years of accounting and auditing experience. High standards of ethics, accuracy, professionalism, and customer service. Core Qualifications GAAP Compliance Risk Assessment Pre- and Post-System Implementation Process Mapping & Walkthroughs Internal Control Design & Implementation Data Analytics Coaching & Mentoring Business Partner Collaboration.

Skills : CPA, Financial Reporting, Tax Preparation, Working

Description :

  • Providing specialized accounting and internal control services to growing clients.
  • Using fraud auditing techniques to review general ledger and bank statement activity for a customer that discovered misappropriation of company funds that had occurred over a five-year period.
  • Reviewing the accounting responsibilities and recommending newly processed which introduced segregation of duties within the finance department.
  • Performed a three-year reconciliation between cashed-based sales deposits to pos accrual-basis sales reports.
  • Developing written processes for a client to follow going forward, providing detailed instruction on using excel functionality to analyze reports exported from the POS system.
  • Developing procedures for a retail client to cost month-end inventory on hand.
  • Reviewing the client’s QuickBooks entries on a monthly or quarterly basis and prepare required adjusting entries to ensure compliance with GAAP, and federal and state tax reporting requirements.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BSBA

Senior Public Accountant Resume

Summary : Senior Public Accountant with broad experience of 10 plus years as a controller, finance, and accounting director with domestic and multi-national corporations, public and private entities, and sole proprietorships. Background includes accounting support for 140+ company locations. Accustomed to managing companies and departments with annual revenues $110 million. An analytical and innovative thinker skilled in developing financial strategies and building accounting systems.

Skills : Advanced MS Excel, QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor, Open Accounts (Custom), Budget Development, Bookkeeping, Financial Reporting, Team Building, Strategic Planning, Payroll Management ,Project Management, Bid Analysis, Accounting Automation, AP/AR Management, Fixed Asset Management, Internal Controls & Audits, External Audit Coordination, Reconciliation/SQL Reports, P&L Analysis/Management

Description :

  • Sole proprietorship offering a variety of accounting services to individuals and corporations.
  • Compiling financial reports pertaining to cash receipts, expenditures, profit and loss for businesses with annual revenue between $50,000 and $200,000.
  • Preparing the monthly financial statements for clients in the service sector.
  • Preparing the quarterly and annual tax filings and returns for individuals, partnership, s-corps, estates, and trusts.
  • Conducting all phases of the audit including planning and research, risk assessment, fieldwork, reporting of findings, and other procedures as required.
  • Reviewing the applicable Federal and State policies and regulations associated with each specific audit type prior to performing the audit.
  • Preparing the working papers to document scope and findings of audit in accordance with Medicaid or other government program regulations and AICPA standards.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS


Certified Public Accountant Resume

Summary : Certified Public Accountant with 12 plus years of experience is seeking to contribute in a proactive manner in the growth of an Accounting & Finance Unit for a great Organization. I have great exposure in the finance industry to general accounting and to debt structure, restructure and general auditing.

Skills : Accountant, CODA, Cognos, Databases, Finance, Microsoft Office, Query Databases Program Like Cognos. Analytical And Problem Solving, Bilingual (Spanish)

Description :

  • Auditing corporate books, compilation, and review financial statements.
  • Completing the government returns such as income tax, property tax, patents and corporate annual report.
  • Assisting the small mid-size businesses with debt restructuring with their financials.
  • Demonstrating excellence in communication skills, data gathering, analysis, reporting, and process improvement.
  • Clerical/accounting functions related to the payment of accounts payable, and other related financial areas.
  • Posting information and balances to general or subsidiary ledgers, process invoices, and compile segments of monthly closings, reports, etc.
  • Contacting other departments, suppliers, and/or outside agencies to resolve problems.
  • Managing the assigned workload, prioritizing projects, and working within the daily operating environment.
  • Providing the technical guidance and expertise.
  • Working towards individual and team goals and objectives, fostering an environment of teamwork and cooperation.
  • Communicating effectively within the team and with internal and external customers.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS

Public Accountant Resume

Summary : Seasoned, self-motivated, and dynamic Public Accountant with strong attention to detail and over 9 years in a corporate setting and experience in Public/ Corporate Accounting experience who performs exceptionally in a fast-paced government, engineering, accounting, and technology environment. Provided effective and efficient accounting and advisory support for defense contractors, construction companies, doctors, and retail clients.

Skills : Leadership, Judgment Value-Added Decisions Verbal, Written Communications Collaborate, Diplomatic, Persuasive Coach, Staff, Teams, Train Professional Development Training Ethics Change Management Adaptable Complex, Minor Problem Solving Process Streamlining Policies, Systems, Tools Contracts, Subcontracts, Mods: IDIQ; CPFF, CPIF, CPAF, FFP, T&M Database Management, Admin Budget Dev, Resources, ROI Cost, Schedule, Risk Indicators Accountability, Audit Reviews Performance Assessments Finance, Cost, Gov Accounting Statistics, Financial Ratios

Description :

  • Forecasting the company business activities and financial position, compiling financial statements, and performing the monthly accounting system close.
  • Reviewing the general ledger, reconcile all balance sheet accounts, assuring the proper allocation of indirect expenses, review direct costs for reasonableness, and approving the bank reconciliations.
  • Reporting the company’s financial position to upper management on a monthly basis.
  • Other regular duties include bi-weekly billings for our subsidiary company, filing monthly sales/use/excise tax return, and quarterly tracking of company stock ownership.
  • Filed the federal and state income tax returns for Nova Technologies as well as the quarterly estimated tax payments.
  • Acting as the point of contact for external audits by both private companies and federal oversight agencies like DCAA and DCMA.
  • Successful completion of a four-year research tax credit study that resulted in net tax savings of over $250,000. 
  • Maintaining all accounting software and assisting the IT head with networking, server, and phone issues.
  • Updated Nova Technologies’ Deltek time expense time collection software to the latest version as well as working with the IT head to break out the time and expense software and its MS SQL database to separate virtual servers to help increase our network security.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS

Public Accountant II Resume

Summary : Public Accountant II with 16 plus years of experience is seeking to utilize my skills and experience to achieve a mutually rewarding relationship with a progressive company.

Skills : Microsoft Office, MS Office, Peoplesoft, Accounting, CPA, Accounting Systems, Tax Returns, Self Starter

Description :

  • Responsible for all aspects of tax compliance, including the preparation of individual, corporate, partnership and payroll returns.
  • Responsible for the preparation of, compilation, review, and audit of financial statements for a range of clients from small to mid-size.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and development of bookkeeping staff.
  • Assisted with the planning and execution of the financial statement audit.
  • Assisted with the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Prepared the monthly financial statements and reports.
  • Prepared cash, investment and other account reconciliations monthly.
  • Recorded the journal entries in the accounting system and monitoring cash flow needs.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
BS

Public Accountant Resume

Summary : Seasoned, self-motivated, and dynamic Public Accountant with strong attention to detail and over 8 years in a corporate setting and experience in Public/ Corporate Accounting experience who performs exceptionally in a fast-paced government, engineering, accounting, and technology environment. Provided effective and efficient accounting and advisory support for defense contractors, construction companies, doctors, and retail clients.

Skills : Microsoft Office, MS Office, Peoplesoft, Accounting, CPA, Accounting Systems, Tax Returns, Self Starter, Quickbooks Desktop, Enterprise, And Online Versions, Microsoft Office

Description :

  • Reviewed grant applications, prepared and maintained the grant schedules and processing grant checks and letters.
  • Maintained the fixed assets schedule including updating the schedule for capital expenditure, calculating depreciation and recording disposals.
  • Maintained and updated the donor database in Donor Perfect and issuing acknowledgment letters to donors.
  • Implemented policies and procedures with emphasis on internal controls.
  • Coordinated and conducted audits that appraised the appropriateness, adequacy, and application of accounting, financial, and internal operating controls.
  • Coordinated and conducted audits that ascertained the extent of compliance with established company, state, and federal policies, plans, and procedures.
  • Coordinated and conducted assessments that ascertained the validity of information reported by the company and the extent to which the university’s assets are safeguarded from losses of all kinds and deter fraud or other irregularities.
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Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS

Public Accountant I Resume

Summary : Public Accountant I with 14 plus years of experience is seeking to utilize my skills and experience to achieve a mutually rewarding relationship with a progressive company.

Skills : Microsoft Office, MS Office, Peoplesoft, Accounting, CPA, Accounting Systems, Tax Returns, Self Starter, Quickbooks Desktop, Enterprise, And Online Versions, Microsoft Office

Description :

  • Identified, tested, and reported on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Assisted with the development and updating of process flows, test procedures and reporting.
  • Performed regular Sarbanes-Oxley testing with business lines while also working with external auditors as necessary to ensure annual compliance.
  • Produced accurate, complete and well-organized work papers to provide to IA management for review.
  • Participated in department requirements and initiatives.
  • Prepared, analyzed and communicated the key financial information.
  • Provided support to management and other staff members regarding financial reporting and other issues.
  • Assisted with budget preparation, budget review for compliance and financial planning processes.
  • Consulted with all levels of management to provide decision support for initiatives, policies, and procedures.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
BS

Public Accountant Resume

Summary : Analytical and collaborative Public Accountant with a diversified skill set including 24+ years of accounting and auditing experience. High standards of ethics, accuracy, professionalism, and customer service.

Skills : Certified Public Accountant, California, GAAP Compliance, Risk Assessment, Pre- and Post-System Implementation, Process Mapping & Walkthroughs, Internal Control Design & Implementation, Data Analytics, Coaching & Mentoring, Business Partner Collaboration.

Description :

  • Performed the following duties and functions, engaged in a variety of accounting assignments utilizing accounting principles, procedures, and techniques which conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), including journalizing accounting transactions to subsidiary ledgers such as travel, payroll, cost, property, reimbursable, payables, and receivables.
  • Audited, reviewed, or validated data entry into a variety of basic and specialized accounts and performed continuous work reviews and analysis of all types of payments, ensuring data was up-to-date, confirmed to budget, and accurate.
  • Audited, reviewed, designed, and documented changes in procedures and processes, document flow, and walkthrough inspections to ensure that accounting records were updated properly and that internal controls were functioning as designed.
  • Advised clients regarding improvements to operating procedures.
  • Determined the scope of studies, audit, or review, utilizing materiality calculations, professional judgment, familiarity with operations, and additional risk assessment procedures to enhance the outcome, maximize efficiency, simplify, improve, and minimize risk.
  • Reviewed and prepared or drafted a variety of financial reports including findings, financial statements, and the corresponding notes.
  • Reviewed reconciliations and reports to ensure accuracy and timeliness as well as participated in various reconciliation activities to ensure subsidiary ledgers were reconciled to the general ledger and other external accounts.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
BS