Chronological Resume Sample: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Here's a chronological resume sample for CPA (Certified Public Accountant). This resume does not need a job objective statement at the top because "CPA" appears after Edwin's name in the Heading section and "Certified Public Account" is listed in the Education section, which is right under the heading.

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Two Formats for This Chronological Resume for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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Edwin Cvbnm, CPA

1456 Bishop Rd. • Bismarck, ND 12345 • (123) 555-5555 •



Certified Public Accountant, 2015
North Dakota Accountancy Board

Master of Accountancy, 2008
Minot State University, Minot, ND

North Dakota Agricultural Leadership Program, Class VIII, 1996-1998


State of North Dakota, North Dakota Clean Water Commission, 2002-Present

Director of Finance and Implementation, 2014-Present

  • Tracked expenditures and funds available for 21 active grants and awards
  • Composed and initiated managerial reports, using existing data collection
  • Initiated paperless filing system for departmental archive of critical documents
  • Streamlined and condensed Excel spreadsheets, enhancing usefulness of information
  • Certified suitability of expenditures for grants and awards
  • Improved the reporting consistency of accounting records
  • Simplified the reporting process for grant accounting records

Special Projects Supervisor, Wilson County, 2008-2014

  • Researched real estate easements for local Conservation District
  • Managed contact with multiple landowners
  • Ensured that grant activities met statutory obligations of three federal and two state agencies
  • Successfully authored $2.5 million grant proposal
  • Took initiative to manage tensions among personnel of the three other participating agencies

Watershed Education Coordinator, Fort Williams Water Quality Improvement Project, 2002-2008

  • Developed a mailing list and associated Access database
  • Published a periodic newsletter
  • Planned, organized, and executed three bus tours, three workshops for farmers, two volunteer workshops, three volunteer-staffed events, ten semiannual reports, and monthly reports for four conservation district Boards of Directors

Maddox County Farm Service Agency (FSA), 1998-2007
Committee Member

  • Supervised County Executive Director
  • Oversaw local operations of the commodity, credit, and other programs of the Farm Service Agency
  • Helped determine key administrative components of Farm Service Agency programs

Cvbnm Family Farm, Bismarck, ND, 1990-2002
General Manager

  • Responsible for Human Resource activities including supervision, work assignments, recruitment, termination, reporting, and payroll
  • Made all crop production and marketing decisions, including:
    - Expanding base of crops and livestock
    - Implementing Management Intensive Grazing
  • Provided records and periodic financial statements to lender and earned compliments such as “the best of any of my customers”

North Dakota Society of CPAs
American Institute of CPAs
Ag Leadership North Dakota
North Dakota Cattleman’s Association
North Dakota Farm Bureau


“Peak Partners” North Dakota HDCS Partnership Award, 2012
Regional Conservation Award from Dickinson Creek Conservation District, 1994


Expert in:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Intuit Quicken

Almont North Dakota Farmers Market
Manager, 2013-Present

  • Changed culture of market to one of cooperative community involvement
  • Grew vendor base from 4 to 14 vendors
  • Increased customer traffic from 25/week to >500/week during seasonal peak
  • Coordinated with the city of Almont to move market to a more suitable location
  • Designed vendor layout for maximum customer interaction

Farmers Cooperative Group, Almont, North Dakota
Secretary of the Association, 1986-Present
Audit Committee Member, 1986-Present
Corporate Director, 1984-Present

  • Developed audit procedures for board reconciliation of manager’s hedge position to the federally audited “Daily Grain Position”

About This Resume Sample

This and many of the other resume examples on this site were created using professional resume templates from my Ready-Made Resume Builder. After using the resume builder, the job seeker sent the resume to be reviewed by a member of Susan Ireland's Resume Team.

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