Example Europass Curriculum Vitae
Personal information   
First name(s) / Surname(s)  Danika Schmidt
Address(es)  Rosenheimer Strasse 145g
Telephone(s)  Home: +49 (0) 55/55 83 5-0000 Mobile: +49 (0) 55/55 78 9-4561
Fax(es)  +49 (0) 55/55 83 5-0001
Nationality  German
Work experience   
Dates  August 2002 - present
Occupation or position held  Assistant Financial Controller
Main activities and responsibilities  Responsible for assisting with maintenance of Credit Union financial records in accordance with GAAP; assistance with budget preparation, and providing financial reports and analysis. Also responsible for managing day-to day accounting functions, including general ledger posting, accounts payable, account reconciliations, and production/review of financial reports.
Name and address of employer  Karstadt Quelle Information Services Adam-Opel-Stra e 18 - 60386 Frankfurt, Germany
Type of business or sector  Accounting / Finance / Payroll
Dates  July 1998 - August 2002
Occupation or position held  Assistant Accounting Manager
Main activities and responsibilities  Maintained relationships with various financial support organizations, selection and implementation of integrated management information systems, provided financial support to the operations department of the company, and managed the entire accounting department in the absence of supervisory personnel.
Name and address of employer  Geschäftsbereich Financial Wei frauenstra e 12-16, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany
Type of business or sector  Accounting / Finance / Payroll
Education and training   
Dates  September 1996 - June 1998
Title of qualification awarded  Master's Degree in Accounting, CPA Certification
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered  Principle studies included: Accounting (8 different courses), Advanced Mathematics, Business Management, Economics, and Financial Management. One year internship at Geschäftsbereich Financial.
Name and type of organisation providing education and training  Frankfurt, HfB - Business School of Finance & Management
Dates  September 1992 - June 1996
Title of qualification awarded  Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance (dual major)
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered  Principle studies included: Accounting, A/P, A/R, Business Communications, Business Management, Economics, Finance Management, and Investment Principles. Certification in ESL Proficiency. Secondary studies included Arts and Humanities, Literature, and Sociology.
Name and type of organisation providing education and training  Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Personal skills and competences   
Mother tongue(s)  German
Other language(s)   
Self-assessment  UnderstandingSpeakingWriting 
European level  ListeningReadingSpoken interactionSpoken production  
English  C2Proficient UserC2Proficient UserC2Proficient UserC2Proficient UserC2Proficient User 
French  B2Independent UserB2Independent UserB2Independent UserB2Independent UserB2Independent User 
Social skills and competences  Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills with small or large groups inclusive of fellow employees and management. Skilled at maintaining relationships with various financial support organization.
Organisational skills and competences  Nearly 10 years of supervisory experience. Able to establish systems of internal controls, as well as the ability to effectively manage time and prioritize multiple responsibilities. I possess a highly competent, results oriented, self-directed professional attitude with the ability to acclimate to fast paced, changing environments.
Technical skills and competences  Able to prepare monthly reconciliations of the corporate general ledger accounts and assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual internal and external financial statements and reports. Accountable for assisting with maintenance of financial records in accordance with GAAP.
Computer skills and competences  Advanced proficiency levels with most accounting software and skilled with all Windows operating systems inclusive of Microsoft Office Works Suite 2007.
Artistic skills and competences  Floral arranging and photography
Other skills and competences  Skilled at selecting and implementing integrated management information systems, providing financial support to the operations of the company, and managing the accounting function. Continually ensures appropriate documentation for all accounting transactions. Capable at working with auditors and examiners and am responsible for all compliance requirements in areas of responsibility. Able to manage Accounting Department personnel and to implement procedural changes within the department.
Driving licence(s)  Groups B, BE, D1, and D1E
Additional information  References available upon request