Finance CV template (accounts and finance example content) : free, Word format

This lovely free professional two-page two column CV template has space for a photo and uses three fantastic fonts: Jenna Sue, Open Sans and Acme. There's a soft grey background that makes the white headings stand out, and some neat font spacing to make them all-the-more attractive. Bullet points are customised to a 'plus' symbol, while the skills list has a simple divider.

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  • CV ref: #189
  • File size: 126kb
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Accounts_CV_template_V2.docx
  • Fonts required: Jenna Sue, Acme, Open Sans (links below)
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123, The Street, The Town, The City NG1 234
07456 123456 | LinkedIn @alicejones1983 | Twitter @alicejones1983

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Personal statement

I am a qualified Accountant (ACCA) with 6+ years of experience of working in fast paced accountancy environments. I am personable and confident face to face with clients, and have the ability to solve problems independently. I am looking for an on-site position in a small to medium accountancy firm.


AccountsRUs, Manchester
2014 – date

  • Processing weekly accounting adjustments/preparation of weekly Financial Performance for the site.
  • Investigating any significant variances to the site forecast on a weekly basis.
  • Drafting weekly performance commentaries ahead of review with the Financial Controller/ Site Finance Manager.
  • Managing sales pricing and promotions together with all accruals including logistics costs in conjunction with the Sites’ Commercial Teams.
  • Preparing all month end journals to deliver month end reporting consistent with the weekly reports.
  • Managing Balance Sheet reconciliations to ensure that all balance sheet items are accurate and valid and consistent with Accounting Policies for the group.

Accounting4U, Birmingham
2012 – 2014

  • Managing overheads reporting against budget.
  • Providing financial support to the Budget Centre Managers in their review of overheads that they are responsible for and identifying opportunities to reduce cost.
  • Responsible for updating site forecasts for review with the Financial Controller/ Site Finance Manager.
  • Responsible for managing year-end audit and tax pack requirements to meet Group Finance requirements.
  • Providing advice and guidance to clients and supervise staff as required.


Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)
I completed my Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) to attain MAAT status in 2014.

Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)

Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)


Strong Excel analysis skills with the ability to demonstrate the application of double entry accounting rules to a given situation to investigate any anomaly.

Experience of the use of an ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) that integrates production transactions with the business Books of Account.

Proven ability to lead a team and to mentor junior members of staff.

Willing to travel to meet clients.

Experience reviewing/finalising company and individual accounts, VAT, CT & SA returns.

Personable and confident face to face with clients.

Experience using Business Information databases to analyse the performance of the business.

Ability to solve problems independently.


Since 2016
Institute of Financial Accountants

Since 2014
Association of International Accountants

Since 2012


When I am not working, I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with my family and abseiling. I am also an avid reader of non-fiction books with a keen interest in the history of Scotland.


Jade Stockley, CEO – AccountsRUS
123 Clifton Avenue, The City, NG1 234
(01924) 123456

James Griffith, CEO – Accounting4U
324 Clifton Avenue, The City, NG1 234
(01922) 789012

“Alice is a highly competent financial accountant who will be an asset to any business she works for.

“Alice was fantastic at seeing the bigger picture for clients, delivering real value for their businesses which in turn helped our business to grow.

Template details:

This is a lovely, fresh finance CV template with example content. Although it is highly suited to accounts and finance roles, it can easily be adapted for any industry.

Here’s page two of this CV:

Accounts and finance CV - page two

Fonts required for this finance CV template:

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Acme (this is used for the quotation marks) –

Jenna Sue – this is used for the ‘writing’ parts –

CV tips: top 3 ‘must haves’ on your finance CV

Your finance CV is the one thing standing in your way of an interview, and if you get it right, you could be one step closer to landing your dream job. But how can you make the hiring manager give your CV a second look?

There are lots of things an employer wants to see in a successful candidate, and trying to tick all the right boxes can feel like an impossible task. The job advert will give you a great indication of what the company is looking for, but there are some things that must be on your CV if you want to make it to the interview stage.

Here are the top 3 things you must have on your CV if you want to get head and shoulders above the rest…

What you can do – not what you can’t

When an employer reads a CV they want to know what that candidate has to offer the role and the company. If you don’t tick all the boxes and are worried that you might not be qualified enough – don’t despair! Instead, write a CV that showcases what you have to offer and don’t worry about any minor details.

You must project a positive attitude in your CV and focus upon your achievements. An employer would not want to read a CV that clearly indicates the candidate is aware they are not a perfect match, as any kind of negativity will show a lack of confidence.

When the hiring manager reads through hundreds of CVs, they are ultimately looking for someone who is confident in their abilities and clearly shows an understanding of the role and what’s expected. Always write a CV that shows the employer what you can do, and don’t let a few missing skills put you off from making yourself known as a potential candidate.


Your CV has to have relevancy, and focus solely upon what the company is looking for. The job advert will give you most of what you need to tailor your CV, and ensure it highlights the relevant skills and experience. If you hide this information within a generic CV you are going to make it hard for the hiring manager to realise you are a great candidate.

Everything you add to your CV has to make the employer notice how matched you are to the role, and you can achieve this in a number of ways. Firstly, ensure your work experience section focuses upon the most recent and relevant roles. An employer will not be too concerned about your first job as a waitress, if ten years later you are now applying for an accountancy position.

Secondly, make sure the words and phrases you use align with the job advert. If you already have a CV with a list of ‘core skills’, these will probably need amending to suit the employer. We don’t of course mean that you pretend you have certain skills, but what it does mean is that the same skill could be described in a number of different ways. So take note as to what keywords have been used by the employer and match those words to ensure you are on the same page.

Industry jargon/culture

An employer wants to get a sense that you understand the business they are in, and have a grasp of how the company ticks. Your CV should contain the relevant industry jargon and match the culture of the business. The hiring manager can easily tell from the many CVs they read who knows their stuff and who doesn’t, and even if you are an expert in the field you have to make sure the reader knows this from your CV.

Again, look to match the keywords and phrases the employer has used on their job posting, but also review their website and social media pages to get a better understanding of how they speak to their customers, what their goals are, what their values are, and to get a general feel for the company’s culture.

Even just a few tweaks here and there throughout your CV can make the difference between getting an interview or a rejection email.

TIP: Membership of professional finance or accounting bodies can help show an interest in and involvement with the industry. Click here for a list.

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