Accounting Manager Resume Example

Accounting Manager Resume Example

Accounting Resume Template

This accounting manager resume template is by Martin Buckland, Resume Expert for On paper, this resume example would be two pages, the acceptable standard length in Canada.



88 Richmond Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1C6
Home: 604.888.1234 - Cell: 604.888.9998
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Couples extensive financial knowledge with a strong foundation of business management

Ambitious, dedicated and disciplined business leader and financial champion, utilizes a proactive approach to overcome hindrances and implement prudent financial management. Compassionate team leader, mentor and coach, encourages personal and professional growth for all to succeed.Consensus builder, encourages open and frank dialogue, engages multiple stakeholders in consistently achieving results.
Core business competencies include:
- Executive Leadership
- Expense Planning & Control
- Budget Preparation
- Account Reconciliation
- Financial Analysis
- Office Management
- Resource Management
- Payables & Receivables
- Project Management
- Selection & Recruitment
- Performance Appraisals

Living Lighting Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia     2000 – present
Held the following 2 progressively responsible positions:
ACCOUNTING MANAGER          2005 – present
  • Compile and present detailed monthly, quarterly reports for Senior Management perusal and act as the focal point in preparing year-end.
  • Key member of the leadership team, administering all accounting functions for this commercial lighting manufacturer with $2.5 million annual revenue.
  • Manage a 15-person team, encouraging personal and professional development of the culturally diverse department.
  • Devised and deployed multiple cost-savings initiatives resulting in a 20% reduction in company expenditures.

ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR          2000 – 2005
  • Partnered with the IT Department to implement a 10-month accounting system conversion from manual to automated computerized processing.
  • Created and implemented accounting policies and practices supporting the new automated system.
Richmond Design, Richmond, British Columbia          1995 – 1999
  • Reduced payroll processing time by 20%, saving $55,000, implementing an in-house payroll system, eliminating the need for an outside payroll provider.
  • Led a major project transitioning all accounting aspects from MS Excel to Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains), completing assignment on time and under budget.
Green Bin Manufacturing, Kamloops, British Columbia          1993 – 1995
  • Directed all bookkeeping functions for this 50-person manufacturer including: account receivable, accounts payable, payroll, journal entry, billing & collections, and monthly financial reporting.
  • Calculated and submitted annual corporate income tax statement to Revenue Canada.

BC Imports Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia          1990 – 1993


  • Supervised 3 employees responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll Administration using ADP with full accountability for hiring, training, and performance assessment.
  • Maintained the $1.5 million General Ledger encompassing Canadian, U.S. and Chinese currency transactions.
  • Prepared internal and external financial and tax statements for review by corporate and external Audit Teams.
  • Played a key accounting role on various project teams ensuring mandates completed in accordance with company financial guidelines and budgetary allowances.
Mills & Associates, Vancouver, British Columbia          1988 – 1989
  • Processed weekly payroll using Corona Software for the 40-person staff complement.
  • Assisted the Controller in preparing annual corporate tax returns and employee taxation documentation.
  • Partnered with suppliers to reconcile a 55 day accounts receivable backlog.


Supervisory and Management Training Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia
Leadership Skills Seminar  2009
Management Coaching Skills  2008
Sexual Harassment Training  2008
Assertiveness Training  2007
Institute of Chartered Accounts of B.C.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
MASTER OF ARTS – Economics  1989
BACHELOR OF ARTS - Economics 1987