Accountant CV: free ‘Wave’ professional Word CV template

This is a beautifully designed accountant CV template with a subtle wave background and contrasting headers. It uses the classic Garamond font with grey square bullet points and optional space for a photo. The template spans two pages and can easily be adjusted to create more space or reduce what is there.

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  • CV ref: #193
  • File size: 57kb
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Wave-cv-template.docx
  • Fonts required: Garamond
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The bullet points in this accountant CV template are the reason that it's possible to include such a lot of information while still keeping everything readable and clear. Organising your information into bullet points helps the prospective employer to quickly scan through your CV to see the details they are looking for. The introduction here is also very important as it is your opportunity to tell the employer in just a few words why you're right for the job. The CV uses classic garamond but watch out for the spacing - some of the text has been expanded by one pt. If you paste your information into the same space without formatting, it should take on the correct spacing.

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Julia Carter MAAT | Accountant



I am a qualified Accountant (MAAT) 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.


Accountant, AccountsRUs, Manchester : 2014 – date

  • Processing weekly accounting adjustments/preparation of weekly Financial Performance for the site.
  • Drafting weekly performance commentaries ahead of review with the Financial Controller/ Site Finance Manager.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for updating site forecasts for review with the Financial Controller/ Site Finance Manager.

Accountant, 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 managing year-end audit & tax pack requirements to meet Group Finance requirements.
  • Providing advice and guidance to clients and supervise staff as required.
  • Managing sales pricing and promotions together with all accruals including logistics costs in conjunction with the Sites’ Commercial Teams.
  • Investigating any significant variances to the site forecast on a weekly basis.


2014 : Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) (MAAT)
2013 : Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)
2012 : 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 using Business Information databases to analyse the performance of the business.
  • Experience reviewing/finalising company and individual accounts, VAT, CT & SA returns.
  • Personable and confident face to face with clients.
  • 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.


Since 2016 : Institute of Financial Accountants – MEMBER
Since 2014 : Association of International Accountants – MEMBER


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
123 Clifton Avenue, The City, NG1 234
(01924) 123456

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

Some of the example content within this CV was adapted from Totaljobs

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4 things to avoid when writing an accountant CV

The whole point of writing a CV is to showcase your talents to an employer with the hope of getting an interview. By representing your skills, qualifications and experience in the best possible light, you hope that your CV will clearly show that you’re the right person for the job.

If you want to stand a great chance of getting an interview, here are the 4 things to avoid when writing your accountant CV:

Applying with an old CV

If you use the same CV that you’ve had for months or even years, it will be unlikely to spark much interest from an employer. To help keep your CV looking modern and fresh, consider using a new CV template. Not only will this ensure you have all the relevant sections, it will also look great.

Writing a generic CV

Using the same CV to apply for numerous different jobs is a sure fire way of getting a rejection letter. It won’t address all the key skills an employer has requested in their job advert, and will likely serve to frustrate a hiring manager who’s trying to quickly see how you match up to the role.

Always tailor your CV to each and every role you apply for, and that also includes roles with the same or very similar job titles. There will always be differences in the skills required by an employee, no matter how similar the roles are.

Writing a long CV

The standard size of a CV is two pages, and any more or less could result in rejection. Why? Because an employer likes to have just the right amount of information to help them quickly decide if you have what it takes.

The recruitment process needs to be as efficient as possible, and employers are always keen to short list for the interview stage as swiftly as they can. If your CV spills over to three or even four pages, you could be making a big mistake. Unless you can justify the need for an extra page with an extensive list of relevant experience and outstanding achievements, you are not likely to win any prizes for a lengthy CV.

A one page CV would be more in keeping with the résumé format, and wouldn’t typically be expected by an employer in the UK or Europe. Two pages should be more than enough to include everything that an employer would want to see, assuming you are tailoring your CV to the role and keeping everything relevant.

Spelling and grammatical errors

When up against so many other applicants who have written error free CVs, you just can’t afford to make even the tiniest of errors. One simple spelling mistake will likely end in rejection, and when it comes to grammatical and formatting errors, your CV will have hit the bottom of the bin about a minute after you applied!

Don’t rely on the spell checker within Word, and always check your CV before it goes out to stand a better chance of having an error free application. To fully guarantee this, consider asking someone else to proofread your CV. Preferably someone with managerial experience who could also offer further advice.

Demonstrate professionalism on your accountant CV

Membership of a professional organisation always adds credibility to your CV. It suggests to employers that you’re interested in the accounting industry and immersed in the profession. There are of course 6 major accounting bodies in the UK, which are:

In addition, having a complete LinkedIn profile and actively participating in the community through social media can also boost your credibility.

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