Sample Accounting Cover Letters

HERE IS A FEW ACCOUNTING COVER LETTERS THAT I HAVE USED. More is coming soon, so bare with me.

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Number 1 (contacting the recruiter directly):

Mr/Ms ____,

I obtained your contact information through the ______  job posting, and I wanted to express my interest in the Staff Accountant position with ______. I have received my Bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Accounting and Finance this past May from Indiana University, and am eligible to take the CPA exam with 150 undergraduate credit hours.

Currently I am working for ________ where I am exposed to many aspects of accounting in the corporate environment. Furthermore, I have four years of diverse experience in accounting as well as leadership roles, including internship as an Accountant last year with ________ where I used my analytical skills to improve cost saving strategies within the company. Also, my experience with ________ has helped me develop my communication skills and taught me how to handle stressful situations while working in a very fast-paced environment.

I am confident that the combination of practical work experience and educational background has prepared me well for making a strong contribution to _______. Having received my accounting education from one of the top 20 business schools, I understand the level of professionalism, communication and work ethic required for long-term success in the field.

Please call me at (XXX) XXX XXX or e-mail me at youremail@____.com to arrange a convenient time when we may meet to further discuss my background in relation to your needs. Thank you for your time and consideration, I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

 

Number 2 (contacting non-recruiter in order to be directed towards one):

Mr/Ms,

I obtained your contact information through the ______ career services website, and would like to express my interest in the Staff Accountant position with ______ in Chicago, Illinois. I graduated this past May from the Kelley School of Business at IU with a dual major in Accounting and Finance, and I am eligible to take the CPA exam with 150 undergraduate credit hours.

Currently, I am a Staff Accountant for an Indianapolis-based company called ______ where I have been able to utilize and develop my accounting knowledge and skills in a corporate environment. However, I am looking to join a company which will offer me a greater growth potential and I am confident that I can make a strong contribution to ______. I have attached my resume for your reference, and have submitted my resume through your website for the Staff Accountant position in Chicago.

I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak to you or someone from your team regarding the role. Additionally, it would be very helpful if you could direct me towards a recruiting contact in Chicago area.

I may be contacted at youremail@gmail.com or (XXX) XXX XXXX. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

 

Number 3 (contacting a person that is in your personal network for any known openings to him/her):

Mr/Ms,

I was referred to you by our mutual friend, ______ and I am trying to expand my network in the accounting industry. I graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University this past May, with a dual degree in accounting and finance. Currently, I am a staff accountant with ______, a Midwest based manufacturing company.

While I enjoy working for ______ and am gaining valuable knowledge and experience, there is limited potential for growth as an accountant within the company. Therefore, I am looking to join a company with better growth opportunities, preferably a public accounting firm. I am planning to take the CPA exam next year, and I know that I have the skills and motivation required to be successful in the industry.

I would appreciate any help or guidance that you can provide. I have attached my resume for your reference and may be contacted at (XXX) XXX-XXXX or youremail@gmail.com.

 

Regards,

YOUR NAME

 

Number 4 (contacting a recruiter of a company that has no openings currently):

Mr/Ms,

I obtained your contact information through the ______ website, and would like to express my interest in working with your company. I graduated in May from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a dual major in Accounting and Finance, and I am planning to take the CPA exam next year.

Currently, I am a Staff Accountant for an Indianapolis-based company called ______ where I have been able to utilize and develop my accounting knowledge and skills in a corporate environment. While I enjoy working for ______, my ultimate goal is to work for a public accounting firm, as this is where I feel that I can make the strongest contribution.

After researching your company and reading “Associates Profiles” on the company’s website, I noticed how unique ______ is when compared with other accounting firms. Your team at ______ consists of individuals from interesting backgrounds who are hardworking and determined. This type of work environment would be a great fit for me, since I come from a very interesting background myself and have consistently proven that I will go above and beyond to exceed expectations. I have attached my resume for your reference.

I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak to you or someone from your team regarding your company and potential opportunities. I may be contacted at youremail@gmail.com or (XXX) XXX XXXX. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

 


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