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How to Write an Accounting CV

It’s just about guaranteed that, at some point, you’ll have to produce a CV to support a job application. In many cases, your CV is the first thing a potential employer will see of you, so ensuring it’s put together in a way that makes a strong first impression is crucial.

We've put together a short guide on building a CV for the Sydney Accounting sector. Click below for more.

It’s just about guaranteed that, at some point, you’ll have to produce a CV to support a job application. In many cases, your CV is the first thing a potential employer will see of you, so ensuring it’s put together in a way that makes a strong first impression is crucial.

YOUR CV SHOULD:

  • List your personal details first (i.e. name, where you live, contact details and residency status)
  • List your qualifications along with year of completion
  • Clearly outline your professional work experience
  • Use bullet points to succinctly demonstrate both responsibilities and achievements for each position you’ve been in. These should include facts and figures.
  • If you’ve had multiple jobs with one employer, start with your most recent role first, outlining your responsibilities and the dates during which you held each role.
  • Outline your systems experience, including Excel capability and the functions you’re familiar with.

TIPS WHEN WRITING YOUR CV:

  • Length should be around 2-4 pages (dependent upon how much experience you have)
  • If you’ve had numerous roles throughout your career, go into most detail about those you’ve held over the past 5 to 10 years, so as to not cause information overload
  • Ensure your CV is constructed in a way that is clear and professional. You can’t go wrong with Arial size 10 font!
  • List your qualifications and work experience in reverse chronological order
  • Ensure that you explain any gaps in your work history adequately, to ensure they are not misinterpreted
  • Don’t assume the reader knows your current or ex employer – provide a clear description including industry, revenue, number of employees etc..
  • Don’t use company specific jargon, terms or acronyms
  • Be clear on what YOU did and what you were part of a team for.
  • Make sure you proof read your CV thoroughly, correcting any spelling or grammar mistakes 

For more information on how to build a first class CV, watch the video below or download our CV template here.

SUMMARY

After your new, perfectly tailored CV has been seen by an employer, there's a strong likelihood you'll be asked to come in for an interview. Interviews are a whole different story from applying for a role.

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