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Management Accounting Resume

Carol Smith

P.O. Box 1890  l  Any Town, USA 20191  l  (617) 555-0123  l  [email protected]

Enterprising, hard-working and technically skilled Accounting Manager known for accuracy, attention to detail and timeliness in managing disbursement functions for diverse-industry employers. Accounting Career spans 17 years of experience in manufacturing, retail, higher education and other industries and has included accountability for successful forecasting of profitability.  ($1M) per month. Backed by solid credentials (BS in accounting) and proficiencies in generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) as well as MS Office Suite, Excel  software, QuickBooks, ERP/EDI systems and SAP.

Key Skills

  • Accounts Payable Processes & Management
  • Invoices/Expense Reports/Payment Transactions
  • Corporate Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • GAAP Standards & Government Regulations
  • Profitable forecasting for management teams.
  • ERP, EDI & Financial System Technologies
  • Accurate statics presented to boards
  • Customer Analysis Reporting
  • Teambuilding & Staff Supervision
  • Spreadsheets & Accounting Reports

Professional Experience

ABC, Inc. [Luxury brand mfg] – Sometown, USA MANUCORP [Large manufacturer] – Sometown, USA

Accounts Management Team Leader, 2/02 to 5/09

For both employers, handled daily speculations; supervised A/P clerks; managed vendor/supplier relations; and oversaw the timely, accurate customer analysis, production cost reduction, expense reports, credit memos and payment transactions. Maintained adherence to corporate, accounting and GAAP standards; addressed escalated issues from employees and vendors regarding cost; and ensured accurate and compliant cost and effect  records in accordance with company policies and government regulations.

Key Results:

  • Managed the accurate and timely processing of inter-management teams budgets.
  • Implemented next-generation technologies and process automations (including new EDI and ERP systems) to foster an environment of continuous improvement. Trained users and served as the primary “go-to” troubleshooter on these new systems, which propelled efficiency gains and significant time- and cost-savings.
  • Facilitated “no-fault” internal and external audits as a result of sound recordkeeping and thorough documentation.
  • Forward looking capabilities instead historical
  • Computed to the needs of management using information systems
  • Created continuous learning Programs to train management and staff
  • Consistently maintained accuracy in calculating figures and amounts using market values, proportions and percentages.

Professional Experience (continued)

TEMP, INC. (continued) 


Key Results:

  • Achieved in-demand status as a sought-after A/P temp worker, with multiple companies requesting repeat or extended contracts and making offers of full-time employment at the culmination of initial temp assignment.
  • Demonstrated the ability to fill in at a moment’s notice, quickly mastering new systems, processes and workflows.

XYZ university [Public university] – Reston, VA

Management Accountant, 9/95 to 1/97 Assistant Management Accountant, 5/92 to 9/95

Promoted to supervise Management Accounts Department for XYZ University’s College of Arts and Sciences, including creating analysis of students and professors. Participated in planning/implementing business policies and procedures to ensure proper internal controls, including adherence to budget control and compliance with tax requirements. Provided effective management for the different departments campus-wide.  

Key Results:

  • Assumed expanded responsibilities (concurrent Management Accounts) as the university’s interim manager and payroll administrator filling in during vacations and maternity leave.
  • Formally recognized by university administration for injecting improvements into recordkeeping/controls that reversed a history of missed payment deadlines, lost invoices and lack of proper authorization on expenditures.
  • Rebuilt trust with vendors/suppliers, repairing damaged relationships by ensuring timely, correct payments for all goods/services received.


XYZ University – Sometown, VA

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1992


Member, AAPA (American Accounts Payable Association), 2008 to Present

Member, IAPP (International Accounts Receivables Professionals), 2007 to Present

Technology Summary

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) l SAP l Oracle l Excel l QuickBooks l EDI Systems l Windows (all)

 (617) 555-0123  l  [email protected]

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