Accounts Receivable Resume Templates & Examples

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If you’re writing a resume for accounts receivable, we’ve got some good news: You’re in the right place. We built this guide based on real data from over a million resumes and job postings so you know exactly what to put in your accounts receivable resume.

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Methodology

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

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from accounts receivable resumes and 9 accounts receivable job listings to get the data used for this our accounts receivable resume guide. 

In addition to accounts receivable-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.

Accounts receivable resume objective data + accounts receivable objective examples

Pop quiz: do accounts receivable’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 accounts receivable’s specifically:

  • 33% of accounts receivable’s included an objective section
  • 27% of accounts receivable’s included a professional summary
  • 47% of accounts receivable’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Accounts receivable objective examples

A highly creative accounts receivable , and a resourceful individual looking for a responsible position to gain practical experience.

A highly motivated accounts receivable who aims to make use of their interpersonal skills to achieve goals of a company that focuses on customer satisfaction and customer experience.

To obtain an Accounts Receivable position utilizing strong analytical and organizational skills, with the goal of improving overall financial performance for the company.

Seeking an Accounts Receivable role that allows me to utilize my experience in invoicing, collections, and customer service, to assist the company in achieving positive financial results.

A driven and detail-oriented professional seeking an Accounts Receivable position, where I can apply my skills in managing customer accounts and reducing outstanding debt, to contribute to the financial success of the organization.


Skills for accounts receivable resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in accounts receivable 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 accounts receivable resume skills

Most common hard skills for accounts receivable resumes: Accounting software, Advanced mathematics, Bookkeeping procedures, Financial reconciliations, and Microsoft Office Suite.


Most common soft skills for accounts receivable resumes: communication skills, customer-service skills, detail-oriented, listening skills, and patience


Other good accounts receivable resume skills

  • General ledger entry and maintenance
  • Data entry
  • Advanced excel ability
  • Specialist software: Xero, Sage Business Cloud, Quickbooks
  • Analytical skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Communication
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial reconciliations
  • Invoice preparation
  • Collaboration
  • Internal controls
  • File and record maintenance
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Attention to detail
  • CRM software

Accounts receivable 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.

Accounts receivable skills example 1

General ledger entry and maintenance | management | advanced excel ability | specialist software: xero, sage business cloud, quickbooks | sales | leadership | analytical skills

Accounts receivable skills example 2

Data entry | communication skills | organizational skills | customer-service skills | communication | interpersonal skills | bookkeeping

Accounts receivable skills example 3

Reporting and documentation | financial reconciliations | patience | listening skills | collaboration | customer-service skills | internal controls

Work experience for accounts receivable 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 accounts receivable resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Accounts receivable work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Accounts Receivable

Cheers, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Monitor financial markets and the performance of individual securities
  • Contact prospective clients to present information and explain available services
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Accounts Receivable

Stark Industries, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Bathe animals, trim nails, clip hair, and attend to other grooming needs
  • Aging report creation
  • Maintain customer and AR files
  • Responsible for all cash applications

WORK EXPERIENCE

Accounts Receivable Intern

Cogent Data, 2010-2012

Responsibilities

  • Performed daily billing and closing of jobs and analyzing variances
  • Reviewed and processed credit notes
  • Maintained sales tax file
  • Responsible for all billing and collection activity and correspondence in a high volume department
  • Resolved disputed charges on customer accounts through research and customer interaction

Education for accounts receivable 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, accounts receivable 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 948 accounts receivable resumes

  • 9% accounts receivable resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 59% accounts receivable resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 28% accounts receivable resumes included a masters degree
  • 1% accounts receivable resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Accounts receivable resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science

Alliance Medical and Health Sciences College, 2020

Awards & Honors

  • Class Rank Recognition
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Foreign Language Award

EDUCATION

Associate of Arts

Lakeland University, 2016

Certifications for accounts receivable 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 accounts receivable’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Accounts receivable certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Management Accountant

The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business, 2020

Bookkeeper

Brainbench, 2016

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Management Accountant, Certified Payroll Professional, Certified Bookkeeper

Accounts receivable 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 948 accounts receivable resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by accounts receivable’s and accounts receivable employers.

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

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

Other action verbs for accounts receivable resumes: 

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

Full accounts receivable resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full accounts receivable 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.


Accounts receivable resume example

Gregory Reed
Accounts Receivable

4887 Godfrey Street, Estacada, OR


Seeking an Accounts Receivable role that allows me to utilize my experience in invoicing, collections, and customer service, to assist the company in achieving positive financial results.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Accounts Receivable

Cheers, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Prepared and posted daily cash deposits
  • Researched, resolved and processed charge backs, returns and bad checks
  • Performed various accounts receivable functions, handled cash receipts posting, updated cash flow reports and researched chargebacks and write-offs
  • Cash application SAP, checks, Ach-wire payments, credit card process, and bank runs daily, manage and resolves all chargeback discrepancies, adjusting entries to correct customer accounts when credits are processed

Associate Accounts Receivable

Stark Industries, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Processed government contract accounts via WAFA government payment system clearance is required assist customer service in resolving purchase order issues, price discrepancies and documentation issues within the accounting department
  • Established payment plan coordinating with customers to resolve unpaid balances and discrepancies, accurately resolve all accounting issues
  • Full Collection process B2B all transactions resolved in a timely manner, completes requests for cash advance payments- new hires
  • Pay invoices by vendor numbers, all invoicing uploaded for payment, verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing check runs. Verity’s and processes all sales reps expense reports, prepare FedEx mailings

Accounts Receivable Intern

Cogent Data, 2010-2016

Responsibilities

  • Review and prepare new accounts for credit references, insure payments are received for outstanding discrepancies; issue stop-payments, verifies vendor accounts, reconciling monthly statements and related transactions issues within accounts payable, statements processed, reconciles FedEx shipping accounts, maintained vendor accounts and sales reps files
  • Post invoices daily and report bill count and revenue to upper Management
  • Reviewed all invoices for documentation and approval prior to payments
  • Managed monthly closing procedures and prepared analysis of accounts

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Payroll Professional,

American Payroll Association, 2020

Strategic Management Professional

Association for Strategic Planning, 2016


SKILLS

General ledger entry and maintenance | analytical skills | leadership | interpersonal skills | communication skills | planning | financial reconciliations


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science

Alliance Medical and Health Sciences College, 2020

Associate of Arts

Lakeland University, 2016

What experts say about accounts receivable resumes

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

“If you can learn power bi, it’s going to be a game changer on your resume and that is definitely something that’s going to stick out to recruiters, and they’re probably going to offer you an interview.” – Six Things Your Accounting Resume Needs| Successful Accounting Resume


“Evaluate your accomplishments in an industry sense, something that you did successful.” – Finance and Accounting Resume Training


“A summary of any of that type of volunteer work that you did or anything like that would be helpful to include on your resume, especially if it is accounting related.” – Five Things to Include on Your Accounting Resume

Want help with your accounts receivable resume?

That’s a wrap! Hopefully this data helps you understand what makes a great accounts receivable resume. Of course, if you have questions, just drop them in the comments.

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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