Accounting Clerk Resume Templates & Examples

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Have you ever wondered how to write a great accounting clerk resume? If so, then this guide is for you. We’ll show you the exact components that most great accounting clerk resumes have in them. We’ll also give you lots of other accounting clerk resume tips. Let’s get started.

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of accounting clerk resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from accounting clerk resumes and 51 accounting clerk job listings to get the data used for this our accounting clerk resume guide. 

In addition to accounting clerk-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a propriety machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Accounting clerk resume objective data + accounting clerk objective examples

Pop quiz: do accounting clerk’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for accounting clerk’s specifically:

  • 37% of accounting clerk’s included an objective section
  • 26% of accounting clerk’s included a professional summary
  • 44% of accounting clerk’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Accounting clerk objective examples

Lifelong accounting professional seeking a new employment. Strong record working collaborative and executing key initiatives to help meet company-wide targets .

Prolific and results-driven accounting professional able to win independently or collaboratively team. Seeking to join a reputable company as an accounting clerk to help meet goals and KPIs.

Seeking an accounting clerk position that utilizes my strong attention to detail, analytical skills, and ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

To obtain an accounting clerk position that allows me to utilize my expertise in accounting principles and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.

Seeking an accounting clerk position where I can leverage my problem-solving skills and ability to work independently to support the company’s financial operations.


Skills for accounting clerk resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in accounting clerk resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritize skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common accounting clerk resume skills

Most common hard skills for accounting clerk resumes: accounts payable, invoices, bank statements, reconciling, and calculate cost statements.


Most common soft skills for accounting clerk resumes: detail oriented, data entry, analytical skills, listening skills, and patience


Other good accounting clerk resume skills

  • Accounts payable and receivable (AP/AR)
  • Bank account management
  • Bookkeeping
  • Customer service and relations
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Efficiency improvement
  • Financial databases
  • Intuit quickbooks
  • Budgets and forecasting
  • Microsoft office suite
  • Tax preparation
  • Collaboration
  • Process streamlining
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Sage accounting
  • Report preparation

Accounting clerk skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Accounting clerk skills example 1

Accounts payable and receivable (AP/AR) | management | bookkeeping | customer service and relations | sales | leadership | data entry and analysis

Accounting clerk skills example 2

Bank account management | communication skills | efficiency improvement | customer-service skills | financial databases | interpersonal skills | intuit quickbooks

Accounting clerk skills example 3

Regulatory compliance | budgets and forecasting | patience | listening skills | tax preparation | customer-service skills | collaboration

Work experience for accounting clerk resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any accounting clerk resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Accounting clerk work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Accounting Clerk

Storm Solutions, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports
  • Enter (post) financial transactions into the appropriate computer software
  • Handle returns or complaints
  • Listen to customers’ questions and concerns and provide answers or responses
  • Produce reports, such as balance sheets (costs compared with income), income statements, and totals by account

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Accounting Clerk

Candor Corp, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Provide information about products and services
  • Put costs (debits) and income (credits) into the software, assigning each to an appropriate account
  • Reconciled cash, cash in transit, suspense accounts, small business write-o s, and miscellaneous cash
  • Identify all revenue recognition on a daily basis
  • Prepared all incoming cash, payment adjustments, and refunds daily

WORK EXPERIENCE

Accounting Clerk Intern

Acme Corp., 2013-2012

Responsibilities

  • Researched, identified, and resolved all outstanding accounts receivable cash issues for month-end closing
  • Researched, prepared, and distributed all required accounts receivable information in a timely manner to internal and external auditors
  • Prepared and entered all checks to be deposited on a weekly basis
  • Processed accounts payable and assisted in processing payroll
  • Kept a weekly log of payments and adjustments posted to customers accounts

Education for accounting clerk resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, accounting clerk job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 525 accounting clerk resumes

  • 5% accounting clerk resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 64% accounting clerk resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 31% accounting clerk resumes included a masters degree
  • 0% accounting clerk resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Accounting clerk resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 2020

Awards & Honors

  • The Honor Society
  • Valedictorian
  • Magna Cum Laude

EDUCATION

Associate of Science

Blinn College District, 2015

Certifications for accounting clerk resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help accounting clerk’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Accounting clerk certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Payroll Professional

American Payroll Association, 2020

Accredited Management Accountant

American Academy of Financial Management, 2015

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Accounts Payable Associate, Accredited Management Accountant, Certified Payroll Professional

Accounting clerk resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 525 accounting clerk resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by accounting clerk’s and accounting clerk employers.

The most common action verbs on accounting clerk resumes are: program, assist, prepare, process, and manage.

The most common action verbs on accounting clerk job postings are: lead, plan, review, perform, and handle.

Other action verbs for accounting clerk resumes: 

  • Develop
  • Create
  • Direct
  • Field
  • Track
  • Resolve
  • Monitor
  • Report
  • Organize
  • Design

Full accounting clerk resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full accounting clerk resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Accounting clerk resume example

Elizabeth Lowe
Accounting Clerk

1183 Laurel Lane, Pecos, TX


To obtain an accounting clerk position that allows me to utilize my expertise in accounting principles and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Accounting Clerk

Storm Solutions, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Assisted in computing bi-weekly payroll for employees
  • Kept office files and accounting records accurate and updated
  • Produced timely, detailed sales reports on weekly and monthly basis
  • Reconciled accounts against statements, supporting accurate balances and histories

Associate Accounting Clerk

Candor Corp, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Produced clean, professional correspondence for diverse business needs
  • Backed up accounting work with professional business correspondence and reports
  • Backed up accounting work with professional business correspondence and reports
  • Processed company-wide billing with using advanced functions to streamline processes and verify data

Accounting Clerk Intern

Acme Corp., 2013-2016

Responsibilities

  • Minimized accounting errors by carefully following coding and verification procedures for all transactions
  • Determined available cash balance by working closely with managers and accounts payable team
  • Prepared accurate daily sales summaries for senior managers
  • Helped obtain payments from customers with timely invoicing and follow-up on past-due accounts

CERTIFICATIONS

SAP Certified Product Support Specialist – SAP Commerce

SAP America, Inc., 2020

Certified Payroll Professional

American Payroll Association, 2015


SKILLS

Accounts payable and receivable (AP/AR) | data entry and analysis | leadership | interpersonal skills | communication skills | research | budgets and forecasting


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 2020

Associate of Science

Blinn College District, 2015

What experts say about accounting clerk resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Learn excel and put that down on your resume.” – Six Things Your Accounting Resume Needs| Successful Accounting Resume


“If you have any bookkeeping experience if you’re familiar with just you with even doing your own budget and your own finances, you can tailor that onto your resume  so that it can come off that you have experience with cash handling with money management.” – Six Things Your Accounting Resume Needs| Successful Accounting Resume


“List out bullet points of what you were doing in accounting.” – Five Things to Include on Your Accounting Resume

Want help with your accounting clerk resume?

If you found this guide helpful, please let us know! We put a lot of love into our guides, so we hope you found them useful. Hopefully, this will help you craft a top-notch accounting clerk resume. If you see anything we missed or anything that could be improved on, let us know!

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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