Certified Public Accountant Sample Resume

Ray Kuddag
1234 Cambridge Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39000
Home: 601-555-5555
Cell: 601-555-5556
Email: kuddawg@frontfocus.com

Objective
Become a Certified Public Accountant encompassing all phases of accounting and tax preparation including individual, corporate, partnership, fiduciary and estate taxation.

Qualifications Summary
  • Results-oriented accounting professional with 13 years of experience, including start-ups and high-growth businesses.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, personnel and project management skills.
Education
University of Mississippi
  • Master's in Public Accounting (May 2001)  
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting (May 1994)
Work Experience
Certified Public Accountant: Dec. 2003 - Present, Glasner, Foster and Pine, Jackson, MS
  • Maintain, analyze, and reconcile all research accounts and related entries on a monthly basis.
  • Coordinate and assist with month-end closing process, including timely and accurate preparation of journal entries.
  • Prepare a variety of recurring and non-recurring entries to support the month-end close process.
  • Review and post staff member's entries as needed.
  • Plan audits and prepare audit budgets.
  • Report organization's finances to management, and offer suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
  • Responsible for preparation of long-range strategic plans and annual operating plans, budgets, and variance reporting against these plans.
Certified Public Accountant: May 2001 - Dec. 2003, Knecht & Stone, Jackson, MS
  • Reviewed financial data and researched fluctuations.
  • Maintained various schedules to support management reporting.
  • Managed and oversaw the reconciliation of general ledger accounts in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assisted Director of Finance with preparation of budget.
  • Analyzed trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses.
  • Planned and assisted with internal and external audits.
  • Acted as liaison with other departments and external parties concerning accounting information of subsidiary.
  • Analyzed financial statements for subsidiary companies.
Accountant: May 1994 - May 2001, Vick, Warner and Associates, Jackson, MS
  • Lead assigned areas of preparing quarterly and annual statutory statements.
  • Documented all accounting processes and procedures to ensure that they complied with company guidelines.
  • Prepared supporting documents and reported draft for audit of Qualified Retirement Plan.
  • Prepared bank entries to record and transfer cash to and from various bank accounts.
  • Recommended improvements to process flow and procedures.
  • Negotiated equipment financing and line of credit with bankers and attorneys.
Certifications and Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant  
American Institute of CPA's
National Association of Certified Valuation Consultants