Applying in accounting and finance

Resumés templates, cover letters and useful tips to prepare hiring interviews, and convince the recruiters

What finance and accounting recruiters are looking for?

According to a 2006 Robert Half International study, the priority aptitudes sought by chief financial officers when recruiting include the following... 

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Structuring your CV

Briefly present your main skills, experience and qualities. You should usually include the number of years of professional experience, any professional affiliations (CA, CMA or CGA, etc.), key skills and most relevant personal qualities.

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Personalizing your CV

According to Nathalie Francisci, president of Venatus Conseil, a recruiting firm specializing in finance and accounting, you should rise above the ordinary and draw attention to what makes you special: "Your CV should not just describe the jobs you've had, as in a job posting...

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Polishing your CV

Your CV must be as clear as possible to garner interest and make reading easier. Pay attention to the visual presentation... 

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Finance and accounting: The cover letter

It is no longer mandatory to send a traditional cover letter along with your CV. Do so only if it is required or you consider it to be appropriate.Most of the time, an e-mail with your CV as an attachment will suffice. The body of your e-mail should be a short, informal cover letter. 

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Finance and accounting: preparing for the interview

Grégory Delrue, an accounting and finance recruiter, says there are seven points to carefully prepare before going for a job interview...

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Templates of resumes

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