Sample Chronological Resume – Accountant

Hiroshi Takagi


Qualification and Skill Summary:

  • Fluent in both Japanese and English
  • Worked 3 years in the Securities and Finance industry, with a specific focus on risk management and operational control procedures
  • 3 years of experience working in the USA


Aoyama Institute of Accountancy

June 2013

  • US CPA
  • Obtained my designation after three years of articling.

May 2010

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Professional Qualifications

  • US CPA

Professional Experience

Merril Sachs Brothers, New York
Internal Audit Division

November 2016 – Present

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

Arthur Coopers, Tokyo
Internal Audit Division

March 2013 – September 2016

  • Maintained the provision of financial audit services to a wide portfolio of clients, with specific focus on US business operations in Japan
  • Managed the design, modification, and finalization of audit planning memorandums, performed preliminary risk assessments, and testing of internal controls
  • Deployed and supervised staff for the duration of the audit assignment
  • Oversaw the progression and development of junior staff