Accounting & Finance CVs

Whether you are looking for roles in private practice or as part of a Finance function in a larger organisation, the jobs market for accountancy professionals is extremely competitive. Most of your competitors will have strong professional qualifications such as CIMA, ACA, ACCA or AAT and similar experience in the preparation of management and financial reporting, maintenance of ledgers and reconciliations and production of financial analysis on cash flows, revenue or expenses.

How to Differentiate a Finance CV

In order to stand out, a good Finance CV must do more than simply detail the range of daily, monthly and quarterly reporting produced or describe the reconciliations and projects worked on. It must instead highlight the numerous ways that you have been able to enhance reporting and control to the benefit of the organisation.

So when helping you develop your CV, professionals at Platinum will investigate your unique record, experience and achievements.

Your professional finance CV can highlight achievements across a range of areas:

  • Development of new or improved Management Information to support business decision-making on budgets, investment decisions, procurement or allocation of resources.
  • Improved control procedures to mitigate financial or other risks facing the business.
  • Generating process efficiency through automation or process simplification
  • Cleaning up outstanding reconciliation issues.
  • Liaison with auditors and addressing of audit issues.
  • Supporting tax calculations and tax efficiency.
  • Production of enhanced disclosure or implementation of new accounting standards.

All of these and more can set your CV apart and will be more impressive to a prospective employer than a list of responsibilities.  The challenge is to match your strengths to those a recruiter most values.

Writing a Professional CV for Finance Executives (CFO, FD)

At a more senior level, technical expertise becomes less important as prospective employers focus on how you managed a Finance function to help support the delivery of overall business goals. These may include:

  • Development of Finance infrastructure to support growth or expansion to new markets.
  • Managing due diligence and business integration on business acquisition or merger.
  • Assessment and raising of external finance in conjunction with investment banks and lawyers.
  • Creation of a tax-efficient organisational structure.

Your CV should be targeted to show how you can address the business challenges a new organisation may be facing which requires a level of sophistication that cannot be achieved with a simple CV template.

How Platinum will Help with your Finance CV

We fully realise the challenges involved in writing a compelling Finance CV that emphasises your unique strengths and experiences. Our professional CV writers are qualified accountants with many years of PQE within Finance roles and understand what Finance managers and directors are looking for. They will help you develop a CV that demonstrates an impressive range of achievement, tailored to the type of role you are seeking.