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Government Accountant Resume

A government accountant may work for state as well as local government organizations. As the profile suggests, he typically handles all tasks and activities related to accounting. The main objective of a government accountant is to ensure accurate accounting and financial records pertaining to the government sector. A government accountant needs to prepare all the financial statements by following the Government Accounting Standards Board principles.

The duties of a government accountant include preparing various types of financial records such as income, cash flow, and financial position statements, analyzing budget and financial status, calculating revenue and expense levels, developing strategies to prevent risks in financial undertakings, analyzing budget data, maintaining and evaluating financial records of government agencies, and handling taxation. The role also demands preparation of revenues and expenditures by following the government accounting laws and regulations. One can apply for government accountant jobs in federal, state, or local government organizations.

It is necessary for a government accountant to hold a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or taxation. A government accountant should be well versed with the government accounting guidelines, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and financial reporting.

Resume Example

Justin Parker
1021 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida
Phone: 914.222.1111

Career Objective:

A solid three years of professional experience in accounting and finance with broad knowledge of government accounting and general accounting standards. Seeking a responsible position of an Accountant in a Government sector.

Summary of Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the theories, concepts and principles of government accounting
  • Good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), federal acquisition regulations and cost accounting standards
  • Extensive knowledge of tax laws, financial budgeting, reporting and planning
  • Sound knowledge of accounting processes, uniform accounting system and audit methodologies
  • Familiar with the techniques and methodologies of automated accounting systems and procedures
  • Comprehensive understanding of government accounting laws and budget processes
  • Keen to detail with excellent analytical and organizational skills

Professional Work History:

Organization: ICA Group, Florida
Duration: January 2013 till date
Designation: Accountant

  • Planning and implementing internal compliance programs in compliance with the federal acquisition regulations and cost accounting standards
  • Developing standard government costing rules and regulations to meet the financial planning requirements
  • Preparing and analyzing financial data, and auditing of financial reports and statements
  • Preparing annual incurred cost submissions for various departments of the organization
  • Processing accounts payable and reviewing journal entries
  • Reviewing general ledger accounts and auditing costs to ensure compliance with the government accounting regulations
  • Responsible for handling month-end closing procedures and evaluating balance sheets and income statements

Organization: Zasmac Co, Florida
Duration: August 2010 to December 2012
Designation: Junior Accountant

  • Preparing disclosure statement(s) of the organization in compliance with the prescribed government rules and regulations
  • Analyzing and evaluating of complex financial data and statements
  • Preparing clear and accurate financial reports and statements
  • Documenting accounting compliance reports in line with the government accounting standards
  • Overseeing financial work flow and preparing fiscal reports by following the government accounting guidelines

Educational Summary:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Florida College of Accounting Studies, Florida, 2010


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