by former recruiter David Alan Carter
real-life examples of resume objectives  

Accounting Resume Objective

Examples of resume objectives for
positions in Accounting or Finance.

First, an important word of advice. Not every Accounting resume requires an objective statement. In fact, many Accounting resumes would be better served if they began with a qualifications summary or profile statement. How to know when to use what? It's a bit nuanced, but in broad terms, objective statements are most effective on resumes for entry-level job seekers, or for those seeking a career change. Why? Because in neither case do the job seekers have work histories that suggest an objective.
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What's more, even when an objective statement is warranted, the wording of that objective is critical. It's not about what you want; rather, it's about what you can bring to the prospective employer. Sound a bit tricky to write? It is.

That's why I advise my clients to consider hiring a professional resume writer in certain circumstances. What are those circumstances? There are two:

-- If your resume will be fighting for attention in a competitive job market, or...
-- If your job qualifications are difficult for you to express in a promotional--and yet unbiased--manner.

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OK, that's it for the advice. Now, on to the accounting resume objectives...

-- David Alan Carter


The following was an accounting resume objective for a college graduate (A.A.S. in Accounting) with 6 years of accounting/bookkeeping experience...

A challenging position in ACCOUNTING requiring a qualified and experienced professional with excellent customer relations skills, a proficiency in PC applications, and a commitment to accuracy.


The following was an accounting resume objective for a recent college graduate with limited hands-on accounting experience...

A challenging position in ACCOUNTING requiring a qualified accounting professional and valued team player with business acumen, computer proficiency, and a commitment to quality and accuracy.


The following accounting resume objective was for a seasoned pro with 20 years experience...

A supervisory position drawing on strengths in Financial Services and Accounting to advance a proven track record for managing staff and resources effectively, and delivering results.


The following was for a seasoned accounting pro with 25 years experience including controllership and CFO accountability...

Position as CONTROLLER requiring a qualified financial manager with a demonstrated track record of identifying cost savings opportunities and contributing to bottom line profits.