Resume Templates: Chief Accountant


Over the next ten years, the number of all accounting positions will rise by approximately ten percent, which is faster than average. If you’re interested in joining the ranks of chief accountants, prepping and examining finances, you can’t leave getting hired to chance. Despite the growing number of jobs, you’ll still need a powerful resume to sell your abilities as an employee. Your resume is an employer’s first encounter with you; make it count!

To make your resume stand out, remember that certifications matter. If you are a CPA, CFA, CMA, or possess any other license, be sure to include it in the top third of your resume. If you’re short on certifications, play up your educational experience.

You’re welcome to use our chief accountant resume templates when building your resume–doing so will ensure you’re on the right track!

Resume Templates: Chief Accountant

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Toby Lane

100 Broadway Lane

New Parkland, CA, 91010

Cell: (555) 987-1234


Detail-oriented Chief Accountant with extensive experience in the corporate and public sectors. Additional experience working in the private sector as the Chief Accountant for a large CPA firm serving individual clients. Adept at multi-tasking and meeting all deadlines in a timely manner.


  • Detail oriented

  • Highly organized

  • Outstanding communication abilities

  • Excellent people skills

  • Diligent and tenacious

  • Proactive problem solver

Work Experience

March 2010 to October 2012 General Enterprises—New Cityland, CA Chief Accountant

  • Oversaw accounting department for Fortune 1000 corporation, with a staff of 105.

  • Responsible for ensuring all accounting related projects, programs, tasks and assignments were completed in a proper and timely manner.

  • Reported to senior management on all matters related to accounting.

  • Implemented new accounting technologies that increased overall department efficiency by 30%.

October 2012 to January 2014 City of New Cityland—New Cityland, CA Senior Claims Adjuster

  • Oversaw accounting unified accounting department for municipality.

  • Managed team of 15 employees in department.

  • Provided monthly written and oral reports to the mayor and city council, during meetings of the city council.

  • Created new debt collection system for city, reducing accounts in arrears by 25% in a six month time period.

January 2014 to Present Happy Motor Cars—New Cityland, CA Senior Claims Adjuster

  • Oversaw U.S. accounting operations for Japanese motor car manufacturer with production facilities in the United States.

  • Responsible for managing a staff of 60 individuals.

  • Responsible for matters related to governmental financial compliance issues.

  • Developed new accounting protocol system for company's U.S. operations.



2009 University of California, New Cityland, CA Bachelor of Arts, Business Finance