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Accountant Resume Cover Letter

An accountant's cover letter should ideally reflect the candidate's proficiency in analyzing the financial condition of a department or an organization and provide the interpretation/information to the management, so as to develop and sustain its financial stability, by researching and documenting essential accounting data. Every organization has an accounting department, which makes it a highly dynamic field; hence, the cover letter should provide a concrete reason for the recruiter to consider your application above many others by expressing your skills and abilities effectively, aiming to earn the opportunity of an interview.

Do not get into the details of your professional history. You just need to jot down only the significant, essential skills, relevant to the type of job you are applying for. You need to design your cover letter in such a way that it compliments your resume; hence, you need to avoid repetition of information in your application. Remember, the purpose of your cover letter is to get your recruiter to read your resume and consider your application favorably.

1. Cover Letter Sample (for experienced candidates)

Mr. Jose M. Patterson
4547 Bombardier Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48075

Mr. Stephen Shepherd
Human Resources
Isogon Interum
44 Bartlett Way
Southfield, MI 48331

Sub: Job application for the position of Sr. Accountant

Dear Mr. Shepherd,

In response to your advertisement for a job vacancy, posted on your company's website, I hereby apply for the position of Sr. Accountant within your organization. I found out through your website, that you are a construction firm, which happens to be my line of interest.

I have graduated in the field of commerce, from the Michigan State College, in October 2009. Soon after my graduation, I joined Truglobal Inc in January 2010, and have been working as an Accountant ever since. My service in the above mentioned organization has helped me acquire adequate knowledge in accounting, bookkeeping and corporate finance, which has given me the confidence to move on and look for better opportunities and challenges.

Throughout my service in Truglobal Inc, I have been involved in -

  • coordinating and recording the internal financial activities
  • ensuring the balance of credit risk with organizational objectives
  • inter-company accounting, cash-flow management, royalty management
  • maintaining balance sheets for tracking assets, liabilities, and capital accounts
  • coordinating with the financial auditor during internal and external audits
  • maintaining database backups for securing essential accounting records

I also possess excellent analytical and communication skills, which has always assisted me in facilitating the execution of my accounting responsibilities. I am also familiar with computer accounting applications such as Tally, Epicor, Navision, and Tryton.

I would also like to mention that I am looking forward to join your organization and offer my contribution in its financial stability and development, thereby assisting in the growth of the organization within the market, financially. I pledge to utilize the best of my abilities, in order to carry out my responsibilities efficiently and provide best results.

Kindly consider my application favorably and provide me with an opportunity of an interview, which will help me to express my interests and abilities more effectively, thereby facilitating your decision to hire me.

Thanking you.

Yours sincerely,

Jose Patterson

Enclosure: Resume

2. Cover Letter Sample (for inexperienced candidates)

Mr. John M. Thompson
1642 Fincham Road
San Diego, CA 92111

Mr. Donald Johnson
Human Resources
4407 Coleman Avenue
San Marcos, CA 92069

Sub: Job application for the position of Accounting Executive

Dear Mr. Johnson,

Upon viewing your website recently, I came to know of your recruitment that is in process and I am writing to express my interest in the position of an Accounting Executive, within your organization. I have completed my graduation in the field of commerce, from the Antioch University, Culver City, in September this year and have been placed under grade A after my final assessments.

Through my education, I have acquired essential accounting skills and developed my understanding in capital management, financial summary and documentation, financial data analysis, auditing documentation, cash-flow and fund-flow management, SFAS rules, data entry management, and bookkeeping. It has also helped me in providing clarity in time management, mathematics, statistics, and budgeting.

Besides, I also possess excellent communication skills, analytical and data interpretation skills, extra attention to details, and knowledge of accounting applications such as TurboCASH, KMyMoney, Grisbi and tally.

Upon joining your organization, I promise to utilize my accounting abilities coupled with my transferable skills, so as to deliver the best results, which would help in the proper functioning of the accounting department, ultimately aiming at maintaining accurate records of the revenue-generation process, while boosting the financial stability of the organization.

You will find detailed information of my academic history, along with my contact details, in my resume attached herewith. You may contact me anytime during the week, if you wish to know more about my profile.

I would like to thank you for providing me with an opportunity to place my interests and abilities before you and express my willingness to serve for your company. I hope to become a part of your team and contribute to the achievement of the organizational goals, which is bound to guide me towards a successful career in accounting.

Sincerely yours,

John Thompson

Enclosure: Resume

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