JESSE KENDALL, CPA
123 Elm Street ▪ Middletown, DE 19709 ▪ 302.555.5555 ▪ firstname.lastname@example.org
Committed to providing superior client service and ensuring financial integrity.
Resourceful and reliable CPA seeking to leverage ten years of accounting and financial management experience. Excellent
research and analysis skills. History of proactively analyzing existing operations and implementing effective systems, strategies,
and processes to improve organizational performance. Well-earned reputation as a hard-working, quick-learning, and organized
team player. Bilingual English/Cantonese. Area of expertise include:
Auditing Financial Statement Reporting & Analysis Tax Return Analysis
Collections Internal Accounting Controls Regulatory Compliance
Forensic Accounting Budget Control & Administration Cost & Benefit Analysis
Payroll Account Payables (A/R) & Receivables (A/P) Client Confidentiality
ABC, INCORPORATED – Middletown, DE 20xx to Present
Certified Public Accountant (CPA): Manage all accounting functions for this family law firm with gross revenues of $1.5
million, including account payables and receivables, multiple bank reconciliations, cash receipts, and financial reporting and
analysis. Prepare and file Form 1099s. Create and monitor budget and forecasts. Maintain the general ledger and handle year-
end accounting processes; ensure accuracy and integrity of accounts.
Established and maintained sound internal controls.
Improved office efficiency, reduced expenses, and recovered lost billable hours by upgrading the operating system,
instituting a computerized timekeeping system, and introducing QuickBooks; trained all employees on applications.
Earned a bonus for significant collections efforts and accounts receivable results.
BCD, LLC – Middletown, DE 20xx to 20xx
Certified Public Accountant (CPA): Directed all financial activities and advise partners on management operations for an
upscale restaurant. Recommended measures to increase efficiency and profitability. Prepared the annual budget, monthly
financial reports, monthly bank account reconciliations, Form 1099s, and business property tax forms. Administered payroll for
18 employees. Completed sales and used tax returns.
Devised and set up accounting systems in QuickBooks, Peachtree, and other software applications.
Streamlined operations by standardizing and organizing accounting procedures.
Resolved client issues, reconfigured systems, revised and resolved accounting errors.
CDE ENTERPRISES – Middletown, DE 20xx to 20xx
Independent Certified Public Accountant (CPA): Managed overall operations and provide exceptional accounting services to
small/medium- sized businesses. Provided business management consulting. Handled accounting system setup and training,
bookkeeping, payroll processing, and financial statement preparation. Provided individual, partnership, and corporate tax return
preparation services. Prepared client taxes, reconciled accounts, and oversaw general ledger processing.
Built from start-up with zero clients to 50 clients and $200,000 in 2007. Consulted with clients to develop business and
process improvement strategies. Designed methods to streamline operations and automate bookkeeping processes.
Grew a highly satisfied client base; 90% of new clients were referrals. Generated new business by advertising with
BookkeepingHelp.com and QuickBooks professional referral database.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
B.S. in Accounting, XYZ STATE UNIVERSITY – Middletown, DE, 20xx
Certified Public Accountant, 20xx / Notary Public, 20xx
Member, Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants
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