Are you an accounting professional specialising in insolvency? If you are, and you’re starting your job search, you want to make sure you showcase the right skills on your insolvency resume for you to stand out.
It’s no secret that your resume is a crucial part of the job-seeking process; often, it can be the difference between securing an interview and not. Hiring managers and recruiters scan to see if you have the core experience and skills needed for whatever role they’re currently hiring for, so it’s vital to include information and experience that shows you’re the best fit.
This is no different when it comes to insolvency, so what should you include on your insolvency resume to ensure that the hiring team feels confident they need to speak with you?
Essential Items to Highlight on your Insolvency Resume
In this blog, I’m focusing specifically on how to highlight and showcase your insolvency experience in a meaningful way; for more tips on how to set up your resume in general, feel free to check out some of our more broad-topic resume articles.
Insolvency & Accounting Qualifications:
First, you should clearly state your accounting or insolvency qualifications (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CA, CPA, JIEB, ARITA, CPI).
If you have not completed your qualifications, including the expected completion date is important. For many of the firms we work with offshore, an accounting qualification is a requirement, and an insolvency qualification is highly desired. Ensure this information is easily discerned from your resume at first glance, ideally near the top of the page.
Specific Insolvency Experience:
It should go without saying that on your insolvency resume, you will need to highlight your relevant insolvency experience. When looking for positions in offshore jurisdictions, you will want to highlight the below to show relevance to the types of assignments our clients deal with.
- Voluntary liquidations, involuntary liquidations, administrations, receiverships, and corporate restructuring work.
- Internationally contentious and/or cross-border assignments, as well as experience with forensics and asset tracing.
- Any financial services experience, in particular, funds experience if you have it.
Showcasing your Insolvency Experience
Now that you understand the experience that offshore hiring managers/recruiters are looking for, let’s look at how you can showcase this information. You want it to be easy for the hiring team to see how you could transition your prior experience to their team’s work.
- Include as many numbers, facts and figures as possible, as well as examples of your experience.
- Sample layout: Involved in X appointment with X company regarding an X $value investment.
- List the type of experience you have had exposure to, e.g., voluntary liquidations, involuntary liquidations, administrations, receiverships, restructuring etc., as well as the client types and industries, e.g., financial services, hospitality, real estate etc.
Involved in a Joint Receivership appointment with X company regarding a $75 million investment made by a British pension fund into a large international real estate agency.
An XX-month contract supporting the liquidations of X company and X company, with responsibilities including reporting to the Liquidation Committee, tracking and processing claims and distributions, asset monitoring, realisations and creditor mailbox correspondence.
Work with a Specialist Recruiter
Our team have helped hundreds of insolvency professionals with their job searches offshore, and a big part of that process is helping our candidates to showcase their skills as best as possible. We have long-standing and trusted relationships with our clients, with a deep understanding of their work; this understanding puts us in an ideal position to best advise you on what experience should be highlighted on your insolvency resume so that you have the best chance of securing an interview.
If you are an insolvency professional looking for a new position offshore, our team is here to help. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org today for a confidential conversation.