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How to Create an Amazing Accountant LinkedIn Summary

The LinkedIn Summary section is the first thing people will see when they view your profile. It provides viewers with a clear succinct story of who you are, what you do, and how you can help them. The viewer will read the summary if nothing else, so you have 2,000 characters or less to sell yourself. If you don't capture their attention with those 2,000 characters, they won't read further. 

It also has a valuable role to play in SEO and branding. In terms of search optimization, your LinkedIn Headline does a lot of the heavy lifting, but that doesn't mean you can't use strategic keywords within the LinkedIn summary for accountants. 

It helps you attract the interest of hiring managers and it can help you build important connections for networking purposes. Despite the importance of the summary, many people struggle to tackle the task – it's daunting. If you get your summary right and nail your accounting LinkedIn profile, it can change your career trajectory. LinkedIn serves as social proof that you are who you say you are, so build recommendations from your existing colleagues and clients. With these LinkedIn Tips, you can create a sharp summary to attract the attention you deserve.

What to Include in Your Summary for LinkedIn Accounting

A vast majority of recruiters utilize LinkedIn to find talent, so a punchy profile summary is the key to attracting their attention. Don't forget to choose a great profile picture. You should be in professional dress, but with a confident smile on your face. It is worth investing in a professional to take your headshot. 

It's also important to note that this isn't just an exercise for job seekers. No matter your position, a slick summary is crucial to your online presence and can help you network. It is essentially an elevator pitch. So, you want to know how to write a LinkedIn Summary accountants will be jealous of? Let's discuss what to put in your LinkedIn summary.

Introduce Yourself

You can use your job description to write a creative statement highlighting your professional interests, your skill sets, years of experience, and what your accounting services or accounting firm can do for them. Open your summary with a clear introduction of who you are and your job title, and touch on the basics. 

Highlight Your Skills

You are using the summary to create an overview so, while it's important to make key notes of your experience, you should save the bulk of this information for the relevant profile section. Touch on general accounting skills and QuickBooks skills, such as accounting, mathematical and computer literacy, communication, debit entries, and deductive reasoning. Be sure to touch on your goals and career highlights as well and use the summary as an opportunity to talk about your passions. It shouldn't take up any more than 3-5 sentences. 

Highlight Professional Interest

What is your specialty, and what drives you? This is your opportunity to show your passion for your professional interest and attract new clients. It doesn't matter whether you want to attract potential employers or are just trying to build a professional network. 

Include a Call to Action

You might not like to think of a LinkedIn summary and profile as marketing yourself, but that's what it is, so be sure to end with a call to action. If they want to get in touch with you, you have to provide them with details where they can contact you or direct them to your website where they can learn more.

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Great Accountant LinkedIn Summary Examples

If you want a sample LinkedIn summary for accountants, we have put one together below. 

LinkedIn Accountant Summary Example

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