Senior financial accountant sample resume

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David Wellingstone

179 Misty Way Road
Melbourne VIC 3060
Mobile: 0432 104 321
Home: (03) 9876 5432
Email: [email protected]


I am a highly capable senior financial accountant looking for a challenging role in an industry-leading finance company. I am eager to use my skills and experience to advance my employer’s bottom line and progress my career as a financial accountant in a leadership role.


Open Universities Australia (OUA)
Master of Professional Accounting
Graduated: 2007
Melbourne University
Melbourne, VIC
Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting
Graduated: 2003

Employment History

Feb 2006 - Present: Financial Accountant
BND General Insurance Ltd
Melbourne, VIC


  • Preparing financial reports, including reports on relevant accounting standards, disclosures and risk factors, and cost and asset management
  • Profitability analysis
  • Preparing end-of-month accounts, including: balance sheet and bank reconciliations, maintenance of fixed-asset ledgers, cash flow statements and analysis of profit & loss statements
  • Presenting annual budgets and forecasts to management and other stakeholders
  • Providing assistance to the Financial Controller
  • Providing advice on taxation, financial legislation and business development strategies
  • Managing and mentoring junior accountants


  • Saved the company $20 000 through effective tax planning and minimisation strategies
Apr 2004 - Jan 2006: Junior Accountant
Best Superannuation
Melbourne, VIC


  • Assisted with the preparation of financial reports and income tax returns
  • Prepared Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Gained experience in basic consolidation
  • Completed general ledger journals, entries and reconciliations
  • Assisted with annual audit processes, including gathering supporting audit evidence and responding to auditor queries
January 2002 - April 2004: Part-time Administrative Assistant
Wellingstone Chemists
Melbourne, VIC


  • Performed basic bookkeeping duties for a small family business
  • Performed various administrative duties, including filing, correspondence, ordering stock and taking inventory

Professional Affiliates

2007 - Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, National Institute of Accountants and CPA Australia.


Software Proficiency Experience
QuickBooks Advanced 8 years
MYOB Advanced 9 years
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) Advanced 11 years
Internet Explorer Advanced 12 years


Volunteer Work

Big Brother Basketball Program
2009 to present

This program helps troubled teenagers to get active and develop teamwork, communication skills and confidence. I volunteer my time to coach and mentor a basketball team made up of inner city high school students.


Rock climbing


Steven Padfin - Managing Director
Best Superannuation
Phone:(03) 9333 3339
Email:[email protected]
Samantha Pooler - Financial Controller
BND General Insurance Ltd
Phone:(03) 9999 9999
Email:[email protected]
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