By Kibet Tobias
When applying for an accountant job, one need to tailor the CV to accounting fields. The job description is usually a good guide to what exactly the employer is looking for in a candidate. It can help you with some key words to use in your CV. Writing a CV is not an easy task; it call for one to have a good art of presenting yourself in the best light to a potential employer.
Here is a sample CV for an Accountant job vacancy.
Kibet Tobias Jobseeker
P.O Box 0000- 00100, Nairobi.
Tel: 0700 000 000
o Date of Birth: …
o Marital Status: …
Career Summary/ Objective: An accounting/Finance professional with knowledgeable in finance management;maintaining a good financial internal control system, ensuring that financial and procurement procedures are well followed, as well as maintaining a proper budgetary control system by tracking budget balance before any expenditure is committed. Possess excellent numerical & data entry skills along with a comprehensive understanding of commercial, administrative and accounting procedures. Looking for a challenging finance/Accounting position with company where I will be able to continue to increase my work experience & develop my abilities.
Education & Professional Qualification:
o Certified Public Accountant, KCA University
o Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, B (Plain), Name of High School, 2000-2003
Skills & Competencies:
o Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
o Proficient with word processing, excel spreadsheets, accountancy packages and power point
o Ability to compile, verify, analyse, interpret and disseminate critical financial data
o Ability to work well with Computerized Accounting, Quick Books, Sage And Pastel, Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-Power Point, Ms-Access, Internet
o Experience of working to tight deadlines with limited resources
o Highly organized, proactive, hardworking, focused, & have attention to detail
XYZ Bank, January 2010 – Date;
Duties and Responsibilities:
o Assisting customers with opening new accounts
o Making loan payments, depositing or cash checks for customers
o Selling and buying of foreign currencies, M-pesa float to M-pesa agents
o Facilitating the receiving and sending of both Western Union and Money Gram transactions
o Making withdrawals for customers, updating information to the customers on new banking products
o Answering any questions for the customer or refer them to someone who can help answer phones
o Balance cash drawers, processing night deposits or mail deposits
o Providing excellent customer service by answering or referring financial questions to correct supervisory staff
Name of Company, Duration
Duties & Responsibilities:
o Assisted in establishing and maintaining cash controls, recruited new clients
o Maintained revenue and expenditure reports, maintained efficient filling systems
o Received and issued cash, established, maintained and reconciled the general ledger
o Monitored cash reserves, prepared and reconciled bank statements
o Issued cheques for all accounts due, assisted in preparing income statements
o Assisted in preparing balance sheets
Significant Work Experience:
o Intern-Finance/Accounts Department, Lake Basin Development Authority, 2007
o Reading, Youth activities & Community Service
Please feel free to contact the under mentioned in regard to my competence, work ethic and performance.
1. Professional Referee
Tobias is a Human Resource Consultant/Communication Officer for Jobs Kenya Network. Email: jobsnetworkkenya Website: https://jobskenyanetwork.co.ke
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