Example CV



13 The Street
West Sussex
BN11 1UR

077984 000111
Car owner & driver


Steyning Grammar School
1977 – 1983
5 O’ levels:Maths & English (C)
Worthing Sixth Form College
1983 – 1985
2 A’ levels:Economics (C)
Sociology (D)


AAT Technician Stage passed 1991  MAAT – 1992


Imaginary Co Ltd – Management Accountant – October 1998 to date

c£12m turnover manufacturer of computer components. Two sites, one in Worthing, one in Docklands. 150 staff, five in accounts, based at Worthing head office.


  • Reporting to the Financial Controller and supervising two staff.
  • Production of budgets and cash flows for both sites.
  • Variance analysis and standard costing.
  • Producing three and six monthly forecasts.
  • Working with factory managers to streamline systems.
  • P&L and balance sheet preparation.

Large Company plc – Accountant – November 1990 to September 1998

c£20m turnover, UK office of European division of international food company.


  • Reporting to the European Head of Management Accounts.
  • Monthly management accounts and group reporting packages.
  • Departmental expenditure reports.
  • Completion of audit requirements to tight deadlines.

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(Duties with Large Company plc)

  • Control of stock take for £2.3m stock value and reconciliation of variances.
  • Calculation of accruals and prepayments.
  • Monitor gross profit to reduce anomalies in pricing.

Another Example Co Ltd – September 1986 to October 1990

c£28m turnover beverage producer with offices in UK and Germany.  UK office with eight in accounts.

Senior Financial Analyst (1987 to October 1990)


  • Reporting to the Financial Controller and supervising one employee.
  • Production of brand profitability reports for budget purposes.
  • Management of costing system and duty prices.
  • Auditing bi-annual stock counts for all stock.
  • Management of all payments made to HM Customs and Excise for duty.
  • Maintaining balance sheet.
  • Systems design and implementation.

Bought Ledger Clerk (1986 to 1987)


  • Responsible for all marketing invoices and analysis of marketing activity.
  • Reconciliation of petty cash book and cashbook analysis.

Temporary Assignments – September 1985 to August 1986

Worked as clerk for Lloyds Registrars for six months and then as temporary accounts assistant at a small manufacturing company in Worthing.

Computer/Systems Skills

Sage 200, Navision
MS Office (Advanced Excel including pivots and lookups), PowerPoint

Additional Information

Car owner, hobbies include scuba diving and currently learning to speak French.