How to find Accountants with Boolean search strings

To find an Accountant, use Boolean search on Google to find resumes and profiles. Modify our examples to build a Boolean search string for an accountant that match your criteria.

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Generic search string to find Accountants

Build a generic search string around terms like:

  • -job -jobs -sample -examples, to exclude irrelevant results
  • (intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) to discover online resumes and CVs
  • (accountant OR bookkeeper) to cover similar accounting job titles

Here’s an example of a simple string to find resumes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (accountant OR bookkeeper) -job -jobs -sample -templates

With this Boolean search string for accountant, the words “resume” or “CV” have to appear in the page title. Adding variations of titles helps you expand your search. Excluding more terms will reduce false positives.

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Search for profiles and portfolios of Accountants

You can find Accountants on social networks using Boolean search in Google by including the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • site:meetup.com accountant “member since”
  • site:facebook.com inurl:about “tax accountant” “new york”

Add more criteria in your Boolean strings for accountants to find profiles that better match your requirements.

When sourcing EU candidates, please refer to guidance on using social media for recruiting and collecting candidate information as per the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Example Boolean search strings to find an Accountant by role and experience

Find Accountants who:

Have experience using NetSuite

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) accountant NetSuite -job -jobs -sample -templates

Work in various accounting roles

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“cost accountant” OR “staff accountant”) -job -jobs -sample -templates -example

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “financial accountant” -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “forensic accountant” -job -jobs -sample -templates

Hold a senior-level position

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“senior accountant” OR “chief accountant”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Are junior

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “junior accountant” -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have certain certifications

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) accountant (CPA OR “certified public accountant”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) accountant (CMA OR CPA) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have worked for nonprofits

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) accountant (“non profit” OR NPO) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have experience with taxes

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) accountant (“tax preparation” OR “prepared taxes” OR “tax accounting”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Are familiar with specific budgeting methods

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) accountant “activity-based budgeting” -job -jobs -sample -templates

Sample string to search for resumes of Accountants in various formats

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) accountant -job -jobs -sample -templates

Example Boolean search strings to find Accountants by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) accountant (california or CA) -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) accountant London (“United Kingdom” OR UK) -job -jobs -sample -templates

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By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) accountant Houston (281 OR 346 OR 713 OR 832) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find area codes here.

Within ranges of zip codes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) accountant Boston 02108..02298 -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find the right zip code ranges here and here.

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