Job seekers have been advised for long time to emphasize action verbs/action words/power words in their job-search applications. That action verbs/action words/power words associated with "what you did" are the keywords. In the vast majority of cases, they are nouns but they can be phrases too - like in examples below:
Actively engaged in company audits; audits included substantive testing of fixed assets, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other major expense categories.
Analyzed financial statements and prepared corporate, estate, partnership, and individual tax returns.
Analyzed product line profitability and service delivery methods for invoice least cost routing for over ___ carriers in ___ countries.
Assessed office efficiency and streamlined duties to increase productivity and profit margin.
Assigned additional responsibility for cost accounting and researching/correcting errors at month‐end due to significant time saved through improved efficiencies.
Assumed a broad range of responsibilities, surpassing expectations for the type of work usually produced by short‐term contract employees.
Assumed complete management of a $___ annual supplier account averaging ___ separate invoices monthly. Exposed processing errors and ensured complete accuracy for on‐time billing.
Authored business plan and developed and implemented system of key‐performer indicators.
Boosted team productivity by approximately __%. Encouraged high moral, coached new software programs and maintained a resolution‐oriented group.
Built profitability financial model based on ___ different cost structures for several companies in varying overseas locations. Model increased top line revenue by ___% annually.
Championed a new system of work priorities that placed emphasis on the immediate and error‐free reconciliation of invoices and expenses. Idea quickly eliminated reconciliation backlogs, leading to quicker identification of errors.
Championed efforts involving group medical and dental insurance, office equipment leases and other administrative work.
Conceived, launched, and solidified changes to the company's existing job costing reporting model to refine profit recognition for each construction project.
Consistently ranked among top of ___ reps for fast, efficient service.
Convincingly argued for the adoption of yield management principals in generating income and increasing incentives. Emphasized the concept, realized immediate increases in the sales of high‐income‐generating carriers, and substantially raised incentives.
Coordinated ___ major projects over $___ each related to incidents and insurance claims. Maintained separate sets of books, including claim reconciliation, and insured all engineers followed regulations on rebuild.
Coordinated and structured corporate accounting and financial departments, including staffing, training, technology and procedures.
Created and presented monthly/quarterly expense analysis spreadsheets to inform management of opportunities to decrease expenses.
Created approximately __ spreadsheets used by management for expense analysis that reduced project time by at least ___ hours each week.
Created procedures to ensure no overage or shortage in sales.
Cultivated vendor relationships and negotiated new contracts, which led to ___% volume discounts on office supplies.
Demonstrated team spirit by sharing insights, independent research, and knowledge with colleagues in need of assistance with calculations, methodology, spreadsheet automation and more.
Designed and negotiated comprehensive employee benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, and long‐term disability, to realize significant cost savings.
Designed daily cash flow report summarizing inflows and outflows to numerous bank accounts resulting in __% savings in cost of funds.
Designed Excel spreadsheet that integrated with the legacy BusinessCraft system, identifying negative cash flow scenarios, income and expenditure details, closing bank balances, and borrowings.
Developed and reviewed financial reports for management.
Developed internal cost‐reduction controls including overtime compliance, expense management, accurate billing, and capital expenditures.
Devised a regular suppliers‐contact schedule, set deadlines for statement and invoice receipts delivery, and investigated archived invoices to settle long‐term supplier disputes.
Devised and implemented significant cost‐reduction, revenue increase and cash flow improvement measures throughout professional career by restructuring staff responsibilities, upgrading technology or evaluating purchasing and sales procedures and improving reporting systems.
Earned reputation for refined ability to attract and maintain solid client relations.
Eliminated non‐profitable jobs by implementing a cost history database used in ensuring consistency in price quotes and use of personnel resources.
Encouraged clients to adopt computerized accounting systems in favor of flawed manual processing that exposed them to the risk of financial penalty due to compromised recording of data.
Enhanced cash flow by ___%, and reduced past due invoices, corporate savings through improved department operations and implementation of client credit checks.
Ensured highest client satisfaction and retention rates by quickly resolving billing and service issues.
Established a highly productive and motivated team through responsible task delegation, ongoing encouragement, and active collaboration between staff and management during quarterly performance appraisals.
Established a routine customer follow‐up system to encourage regular on‐time payments and assure continued cash flows. Achieved increased payment frequency from___% of accounts.
Established an integrated billing system, which allowed the company to provide uniform billing to overseas customers, reduced line, and billing inaccuracies.
Facilitated $___ million cost cut by compiling categorized data of cost reduction options.
Formulated and graphed monthly and quarterly sales analysis spreadsheets to re‐focus sales activity and achieve a ___% gain in sales.
Generated monthly invoices for demanding delivery department.
Generated revenue increase of ___% due to regional promotion of tax planning.
Identified $___ in obsolete/retired assets during a $___ fixed asset cleanup currently in progress. Identified interdepartmental communication deficiencies, and reengineered process to improve information flows between sales force and financial departments.
Improved departmental and executive reporting turnaround time and accuracy through upgrading and streamlining staff responsibilities and resources.
Improved efficiencies by ___% to ___% by creating a month‐end report spreadsheet, which reduced project time.
Improved turnaround time on receivables by streamlining staff responsibilities, performing detailed credit checks, implementing credit limits and closely following progress.
Instrumental in researching and negotiating health and dental benefits, insurance and other employee benefits.
Introduced clients to the efficiency and accuracy of computerized programs and shared expertise in the installation, configuration and maintenance of software.
Involved entire sales process, from cold calling and qualifying to closing and account management. Opened over ___ accounts. Ranked in top ___ % of reps for sales calls made.
Launched a series of formal meetings with sales department members to counteract the decline in information flows prompted through an "us and them" mindset. Meetings reviewed sales performances via an agency performance analysis report that illustrated successes and highlighted areas in need of improvement and discussion.
Managed financial book-work including all bank reconciliations, cash flow statements, and projected budgets.
Maximized interdepartmental relationships, restoring communication lines, and forging solid partnerships between sales force, accounts staff and senior management.
Mediated/negotiated special payment terms, restored customer confidence, and preserved strong alliances.
Negotiated effectively with vendors to delay payments to ___+ days, as needed. Successfully retained ___% of ___vendors while maximizing cash reserves.
Overcame existing system deficiencies in cash flow forecasting by developing a tool for management to capture accurate information on cash holdings that would aid future decision‐making.
Oversaw procurement, allocation, distribution control, stock levels, and cost compilation/analysis.
Penetrated accounts by educating and up‐selling clients on new products.
Performed waterfall and cash flow modeling of loans to inform management of trends.
Played a key role in analyzing financial statements, tax returns, and credit reports for clients.
Played a key role in developing and introducing new corporate policies and procedures that increased productivity levels and improved internal controls involving accounting, inventory control, customer service, warranty service, and shipping/receiving.
Produced ___% manufacturing cost savings as project leader for outsourcing of machining and assembly operation.
Provided exceptional level of support concerning banking initiatives, which enabled management to make sound business decisions.
Received recognition from company president for outstanding performance and attention to detail.
Reconciled and distributed payment to multiple vendors.
Regularly take on added responsibilities involving spreadsheet management and other duties.
Secured additional working capital at below market interest rates by preparing specific revenue projections and keeping lending institution advised of any changes.
Slashed processing times by ___% and dramatically reduced operator workloads by implementing computerized automation process for producing fortnightly sales reports.
Streamlined preparation, compilation and reporting procedures for fortnightly sales report to the Airlines, dramatically boosting turnaround times.
Supported the Finance Manager with end of month routines, stock reconciliations, commission calculations and payment, and MIS reports.
Uncovered and corrected erroneously allocated assets causing understated depreciation figures.
Within first year, grew business from 0 to $___ during a collapsed stock market period. Crossed the $___ a few months later.
Finance keywords in related industries:
- Accounting keywords
- Banking keywords
- CEO, executive keywords
- General keywords
- Insurance keywords
- Real estate keywords
- other keywords by industry
Use your finance keywords in all your marketing communications, including resumes, CVs, cover letter, interview follow-up letters, executive profiles and more. Carefully integrate them into the text, when and where appropriate. Be sure you are communicating a complete message of who you are and what value and knowledge you bring to the organization.
Remember, these same keywords will be the foundation for your interviews. Not only you need to be able to write about your keywords, but also you must be able to verbally communicate about them as well, in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
Check the spelling and grammar of your CV or resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your resume or CV, send it to a professional for assistance.
Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have a difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples, CV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing software
Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
Other Finance Keywords Info
Good luck with your finance keywords!