Accounting and Finance Resume Verbs

absorbed
Example: Absorbed increased costs while maintaining gross margins on par.

accrued
Example: Accrued additional profits through investment of pension funds.

accumulated
Example: Accumulated record number of gifts through long-term fund-raising efforts.

adjusted
Example: Adjusted general ledger codes to comply with new tax-reporting requirements.

allocated
Example: Allocated funds for new construction.

allotted
Example: Allotted financial and technical resources to augment staff training.

analyzed
Example: Analyzed cost variances and recommended appropriate action.

audited
Example: Audited construction, agribusiness, manufacturing, general business, service sector, and governmental entities.

averted
Example: Averted potential tax liability.

balanced
Example: Balanced bank statements for seven entities.

boosted
Example: Boosted profit margins more than 12 percent.

bought
Example: Bought materials and supplies using competitive bid process.

bridled
Example: Bridled out-of-line expenses through new purchase-order request system.

brought
Example: Brought previously outsourced accounting functions in-house, saving some $25,000 in annual CPA fees.

budgeted
Example: Budgeted seasonal workforce requirements.

calculated
Example: Calculated return on investment.

captured
Example: Captured 12-percent gain in net profit.

closed
Example: Closed books monthly.

collected
Example: Collected on accounts 180 days past due.

compared
Example: Compared five-year statistical history with current data.

computed
Example: Computed depreciation schedules.

controlled
Example: Controlled labor and operating expenses within budget.

corrected
Example: Corrected history of nonexistent budget planning, establishing detailed budgeting and cash-flow reporting process.

counteracted
Example: Counteracted increase in rental expenses with decrease in communications expenses.

cut
Example: Cut costs in primary expense category by 45 percent.

decreased
Example: Decreased operating budget five percent annually, despite rising raw-materials costs.

defrayed
Example: Defrayed costs by implementing new rental program.

disbursed
Example: Disbursed construction funds to subcontractors.

disposed
Example: Disposed of assets associated with closure of Acton office.

dissolved
Example: Dissolved partnership and restructured organization as limited liability corporation.

distributed
Example: Distributed grant money to 12 school sites.

divested
Example: Divested nonperforming assets.

doubled
Example: Doubled returns on pension fund investments.

earned
Example: Earned “gold star” on audit package from Big 6 firm, a first for the company.

economized
Example: Economized on use of contract labor without sacrificing quality or integrity of financial data.

eliminated
Example: Eliminated variances in financial data through redesign of accounting system.

estimated
Example: Estimated return-on-investment for proposed equipment purchases.

exceeded
Example: Exceeded projections for cost reductions, finishing year at 11 percent under budget.

executed
Example: Executed lending documents.

factored
Example: Factored soft costs into equations.

financed
Example: Financed aggressive expansion, providing financial savvy and tax expertise to position company for profitable mergers and acquisitions activity.

forecast
Example: Forecast line items for annual budget.

formulated
Example: Formulated financial models.

funded
Example: Funded loans, generating an average of $885,000 per month against a goal of $750,000 per month.

gained
Example: Gained significant ground in cleaning up two-year records-maintenance backlog.

generated
Example: Generated highest billable production in a seven-member public accounting firm and attracted 20-plus new clients to firm.

increased
Example: Increased average audit realization by 50 percent.

invested
Example: Invested reserve funds to perform above industry average, representing an additional four percent in profits.

liquidated
Example: Liquidated outdated stock.

locked
Example: Locked in interest rates at record low.

made
Example: Made monthly journal entries.

managed
Example: Managed finance and accounting functions, including budgeting, cost accounting, managerial accounting, financial reporting, banking relationships, and purchasing.

minimized
Example: Minimized risk and exposure.

originated
Example: Originated qualified, complete, and accurate loan packages.

planned
Example: Planned business process reengineering that led to an 11-percent rise in gross margins.

prepared
Example: Prepared comprehensive operating and capital budgets.

projected
Example: Projected returns based on various scenarios.

purchased
Example: Purchased raw materials from overseas sources.

reconciled
Example: Reconciled discrepancies in accounting records.

recovered
Example: Recovered losses associated with flooding disaster.

reduced
Example: Reduced primary expense category by 25 percent.

reimbursed
Example: Reimbursed employees for attendance at conferences.

renegotiated
Example: Renegotiated equipment service contracts, capturing a hard-dollar savings of $75,000 in first year.

reported
Example: Reported financial position and made investment recommendations at monthly board meetings.

represented
Example: Represented clients before IRS and lending institutions, as well as local and state regulatory agencies.

researched
Example: Researched incongruities in financial data.

sold
Example: Sold obsolete equipment at prices above market value.

sourced
Example: Sourced venture-capital funding.

spent
Example: Spent marketing funds wisely, generating a 12:1 return on advertising dollars.

stretched
Example: Stretched limited operating funds.

trimmed
Example: Trimmed more than 17 percent from next fiscal year’s budget.

underwrote
Example: Underwrote new venture using creative financing plan.