Sample Entry Level Resume

Kelly R. Jones
123 Main Street, Apt. 101
New York, New York 10001
Mobile: 202-555-1234

  • Auditor position in the public accounting field in the Chicago area.
  • More than two years of progressive accounting and auditing experience
  • Auditor internship with Ernst & Young in New York City
  • Magna Cum Laude graduate with BBA in Accounting
  • Proficient with MS Office, Windows, and the Internet
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, May 2023
  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale

  • Courses included:
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Financial Management
    • Corporate Audit
    • Accounting I & II
    • Accounting for Not-For-Profits
    • Intermediate Accounting I & II
    • Managerial Economics
    • Internal Audit &Finance
  • Auditor Internship, June 2022-August 2022
  • Ernst & Young, New York, New York
  • Participated in the annual audit of Omega Megalithic Holdings, including development of the final certification report
  • Participated in quarterly audit of Alpha Bank Corporation, including identification and correction of over twenty major accounting errors
  • Developed several Excel spreadsheet macros currently in use for reducing entry time and automatically cross-referencing for compilation errors
  • Received Employee of the Month award twice—first intern ever to win the award

  • Accounts Payable/Bookkeeping Clerk, June 2021-August 2021
  • Anytown Tax and Bookkeeping Service, Anytown, New York
  • Assisted (via remote) with payroll, tax, and account processing
  • Developed automated monthly sales tax payment system
  • Implemented Rapid Tax Refund online service for individual customers
  • Vice President, Student Accountancy Chapter, 2022-2023
  • Treasurer, Beta Gamma Sigma honors society, 2022-2023
  • Dorm Resident Assistant, 2021-2023

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