Sample Chronological Resume - Accountant

William Chan
1-10 Nanpeidai-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0036
Tel: +81-3-5728-1861, Email:

Qualification and Skill Summary:

  • Fluent in Vietnamese, French and English.
  • 3 years in the Securities and Finance industry, with specific focus on risk management and operational control procedures.
  • 3 years work experience in the Japan.


Brown Institute of Accountancy

1992 - 96

  • US CPA
  • Obtained my designation in April 1997 after three years of articling.
University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA


  • BS Computer Science

Professional Qualifications

  • US CPA

Professional Experience

Merril Sachs Brothers (New York)

November 1996 ~ Present

Internal Audit Division
  • Senior auditor responsible for overseeing the conduct of risk and control based audits of trading and non-trading business units.
  • Performing controls based reviews of business unit operations and procedures.
  • Identifying weaknesses in operating environments and providing recommendations to address these.

Arthur Coopers (London)

March 1992 - September 1996

Internal Audit Divisionn
  • Provision of financial audit services to a wide portfolio of clients, with specific focus on US business operations in Japan.
  • The design, modification and finalization of audit planning memorandums, performing preliminary risk assessments and testing of internal controls.
  • Deployment and supervision of staff for the duration of the audit assignment.
  • Progression and development of junior staff.

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