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Rock my resume: CPA
January 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm #119304
Hello! I am looking for a new position in government or in industry and would appreciate any feedback on my resume. Many thanks, in advance!!!
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission October 2004 – present
Staff Accountant. Grade level: S-K 14
Highly skilled professional with over 14 years of experience including over 6 years with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and 8 years in public accounting.
I am responsible for the review and analysis of financial reporting information filed under the Federal securities laws. These materials include financial statements and related financial information contained in registration statements, prospectuses and in annual, periodic and current reports of registrants in the Health Care, Biotechnology and Insurance Group.
During my reviews I identify potential or actual accounting, auditing or financial reporting deficiencies in financial disclosure resulting from deviations from GAAP, the standards of the PCAOB and the accounting rules and regulations of the SEC. During the course of my work I identify and analyze complex, unique and novel accounting issues and financing and business structures; I present recommendations to my supervisors for the disposition of of complex matters. On an as needed basis, I make recommendations for administrative proceedings.
During the course of my work I interact with SEC accounting and legal professionals in my group and in other divisions, with registrants, prospective registrants and top professionals in the industry such as top corporate officers, auditors and attorneys on a regular basis.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Mclean Virginia August 2003 – October 2004
PricewaterhouseCoopers Kft Budapest, Hungary September 2001- August 2003
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Washington, D.C. February 1999 – August 2001
Manager (2001 – 2004)
Sr. Associate (1999 -2001)
During 2003 – 2004 I managed the audit of 20 private companies in the real estate, venture capital, manufacturing and government contracting business. During 2001-2003 I managed the audit of 35 private companies and of subsidiaries of multi-national public corporations engaged in the insurance, manufacturing and energy business.
Engagement administration and communication with client: Performed client risk assessment procedures for client acceptance purposes and for the purpose of establishing the risk based audit approach and the audit fee. I led the development of the annual audit plan in accordance with audit risks identified, allocated appropriate audit resources and adjusted the audit plan when necessary for emerging risks. I was responsible for billing and collections and for the negotiations to cover budget overruns. I maintained year round client contact with the CFO and Controller. Along with the engagement leader I presented the results of the audit in the General Annual Meetings of shareholders, and/or in client Board of Director and Audit Committee meetings. I drafted proposals and took part in presentations to potential clients.
Engagement management and communication with staff. I managed the planning and execution of several concurrent audit engagements in various phases of the audit. I drafted the budgets, assigned staff within budget and monitored engagement economics. I established guidelines and performance expectations for the senior auditors in charge of managing the fieldwork, provided technical and administrative assistance to the teams during work and evaluated staff performance typically within two weeks of the end of the engagement. I communicated with professionals in other lines of business (actuaries, IT systems auditors) on an as needed basis.
Human resource management. As a member of the Annual Review Committee, I participated in the assessment of the staff appraisals in my group for the purpose of establishing salary increases, bonuses and promotions. I was the driving force behind the early promotion of a high performing senior associate to manager during my last year with the firm. I mentored six staff members; mentoring involved year round communication with staff about their non-engagement specific professional development goals. I conducted interviews of applicants for auditor and senior auditor positions.
In addition, I taught the firm’s risk and controls course in preparation for the Section 404 Sarbanes-Oxley Act audits for staff levels of experienced associate through partner during 2004.
Senior Associate February 1999-June 2001.
Under the supervision of the audit manager I performed planning activities for audits such as drafting/sending out the engagement letters, assigning work to associates and conducting meetings to establish expectations before the commencement of the audit. During fieldwork I supervised the activities of 3-6 member audit teams, one audit at a time with some overlap. I researched complex accounting and auditing matters and coordinated their clearance with the client, with the engagement manager, the audit partner and the concurring partner. Prepared the first drafts of all deliverables and coordinated their review with the engagement manager, partner and concurring review partner. In my last year as a senior associate I took on the role of a manager on my engagements and reported directly to the engagement partner. Client base: hospitals, insurance companies and not for profit entities.
The Reznick Group Bethesda, MD October 1996 – February 1999
Senior Associate July 1, 1998 – February 1999
Associate October 1996 – June 1998.
Client base: real estate partnerships and not for profit entities.
Education: University of Maryland at College Park
BS in Accounting December 1996
CPA: May 2001.
January 29, 2011 at 2:26 am #119308
I took the text of your message and pasted it into a Word document and then added headings and formatting to conform to a standard resume style. It reads easily, although you may wish to edit the paragraphs into bullets rather than just put the bullets in front of each paragraph.
You have included some excellent examples of your accomplishments and quantifiable data, especially for your earlier work. I recommend you consider including explicit statements of your accomplishments for your current position as well.
Then, because your resume includes paragraphs instead of bullets, I recommend you look through the resumes of others who have volunteered to review resumes to see if one of them has experience in your field. Ask that person to review your resume so you get feedback from someone who may be reading resumes of your competitors. If that person recommends editing the paragraphs to bullets, then the recommendation would be more compelling than from me.
February 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm #119306
Thank You, Sandra for reviewing my resume and thank You for the feedback, I appreciate your time and input! I will proceed as suggested. Thanks again, kindly, Ibolya
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