CV Template for Part Qualified Accountants

Written by: Evie Courtier
Published on: 13 Feb 2023
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CV Template for PQ Accountants

With recruiters spending less than a minute on average scanning your CV, every word must earn its place on the page. Creating a tailored CV for your specific Part-Qualified role will ensure that it stands out to the recruiter. In order to advance to the interview stage, it’s essential that you demonstrate how your skills go beyond the desired attributes in the job advert.

Highlight your relevant experience and expertise, and stress the achievements within your career.

GAAPWeb have curated a Part-Qualified Accountant CV template below to help further your financial career.

With analytical skills being a key part of an Accountant role, we’d recommend asking a trusted friend to double-check your CV before submitting it. 

Upload your CV to site today, to discover your next Part-Qualified Accountant job

CV Template: (maximum two sides of A4)

Your Personal Details:

Full Name

Address

Phone Number | Email

Personal Statement:

4-5 sentences highlighting your expertise, demonstrating how your skills align with the role. The personal statement is a crucial part of your CV; make it short, succinct, and tailored specifically to the job advert to catch the eye of the recruiter.

Example:

"A Part-qualified, ACCA student, with 2 years’ experience working as an Assistant Accountant for a global manufacturing company. Supporting the Head of Finance with revenue reporting, monthly forecasts and quarterly management accounts, as well as performing intercompany reconciliation and accounting adjustments."

Skills:

Follow your personal statement with a list of hard skills and accreditations bespoke to the job advert. Your skills section is for hard professional skills that ensure that you’re quantifiable for the job, moving away from soft transferable skills, such as ‘time management’, ‘organisation’, and ‘teamwork’.

Example:

Quantifiable Skills:

  • Working knowledge of BACs and CHAPs payments
  • Conversational French
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Experience with Sage 200C

Employment History:

Begin with your current/latest position. Use a uniform structure throughout, ensuring that you include your job title, company name, the dates you worked there, and a summary of your main achievements.

Using active language like power verbs will help your achievements stand out, for example, instead of saying ‘made’, 'fixed’ and ‘did’, use ‘developed’, ‘resolved’ and ‘conducted’. Focussing on the specifics of how you helped your last company, whether it’s the impact you had on the company's annual turnover or how you increased the efficiency of the finance department.

Quantifying your skills is essential. List your skill, highlight your expertise, and back it up with stats and figures (if possible), finishing with a link to your desired role.

Example:

Accounts Assistant | [Name of Company] | June 2020 – Present

  • Preparing quarterly management accounts, arranging monthly forecasts
  • Conducting accounts receivable, issuing invoices and weekly credit control
  • Dealing with payment enquiries, processing bank receipts, setting up client payment runs and bank reconciliations
  • Preparing sales and purchase ledger, alongside sales invoices
  • Managing expenses for the company

Achievements:

  • Rewarded the “Best Employee of the Finance Department” award twice in one year due to strong analytical skills

Education:

Start with your most recent qualifications. If you’re a recent graduate, then it’s worth discussing the skills and achievements acquired during your education, referencing the job at hand.

We suggest listing your latest one/or two educational achievements, such as your degree and the professional qualification you're working towards (if applicable).

Example:

ACCA – Part qualified; 4 papers left to study

University of Bristol | BA Hons Accounting and Finance (First) | Sept. 2013 - May 2016

References:

Writing 'References available upon request' isn't necessary on your CV. If you choose to mention it, then ensure that you refrain from including any personal details, including referees' names or contact details.


 

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For more information on CV writing, see our 'How to Write the Perfect Graduate Accounting and Finance CV' article.

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