Accounting graduate resume

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Joseph Maradona

4/12 Milan Ave
Victor Harbour SA 5211
M: 0400 222 333
E: [email protected]

Career Objective

Recent accounting graduate looking for a position in accounting and finance where I can utilise my skills, put my learning into practice and make a contribution. I am eager to learn, and excited about beginning my career in this dynamic industry.


Bachelor of Commerce
Adelaide, SA
University of South Australia
Major: Accounting; Minor: Management
Graduated: 2011


Bachelor of Business Administration
Rome, Italy
Università Italia
Graduated: 2007


Key Skills

Communication and teamwork
Able to communicate effectively in a professional business manner and as a member of a team. Strong written and verbal communication skills acquired through study and work.

Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
Working while studying a full-time bachelor degree has given me the time management skills to multitask and work under pressure. I am driven to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy, and have never been late with an assignment.

Enthusiastic, hard-working and eager to learn
Reliable and trustworthy, with a strong work ethic and values. A high achiever; received university study grants every year from 2008 to 2010.

Technical skills
Strong technical proficiency in MYOB (advanced level) and Microsoft Office 2010 (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint), with some experience with QuickBooks.

Language skills
Fluent in spoken and written English and Italian.

Employment History

November 2001 – August 2011
Machine Operator, Post-It Engineering
Glenelg, SA


  • Achieving daily production targets
  • Checking product quality and adhering to design specifications and international quality standards
  • Training new employees
  • Liaising with management to ensure achievement of daily targets
  • Maintaining occupational health and safety standards


  • Consistently exceeded monthly production targets and maintained an excellent work record
July 2004– September 2007
Bookkeeper/Office Administrator (part-time), Diego’s Soccer Camps
Red Harbour, SA


  • Performed bookkeeping/accounting duties, including accounts payable and receivable, reconciliations, payroll tax and GST
  • Prepared financial reports, including BAS
  • Managed the database accurately and kept it up-to-date
  • Maintained confidential records and filesCreated documents, Excel spreadsheets and brochures
  • Managed internal and external correspondence and emails
  • Provided customer service and handled customer queries


  • Kept detailed and accurate accounting records and ensured compliance to current legislation
  • Helped to design and create camp brochures, resulting in cost savings
  • Worked closely and harmoniously with other camp staff
October 2003 – May 2004
Accounting Assistant, Giuseppi’s Produce Market
Rome, Italy


  • Reported directly to the chief accountant and owner
  • Assisted accounting staff in managing accounts receivable/payable and end-of-month reconciliation
  • Remitted cheques and cash to the bank
  • Made purchases, preparing invoices and keeping track of overdue accounts
  • Maintained confidential documents and records

Professional Affiliations

Passport member of CPA Australia


Football, photography and espresso-making


Francis Dinh
Post-It Engineering
T: (02) 9888 4444
E: [email protected]
Richard Taylor
Diego’s Soccer Camps
T: (02) 9000 1234
E: [email protected]
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