Cover Letter Example For Accountant (2020)

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Cover Letter Example

[Name Surname]
[Number Street Name]
[City, ZIP Code]
[Phone Number]
[E-mail Address]

[Date, Year] (May 1, 2020)

[James Wilson]
[Hiring Manager]
[Organization X]
[Number Street Name]
[City, ZIP Code]

Dear Mr. Wilson,

I’m excited to be applying for the accounting job at [Organization X] in [City, State]. My skills in accounts payable and receivable are well-matched with the job advertisement on [website.com] under section [Careers]. Therefore, I want you to consider my application for the accounting position. I certainly can contribute to [Organization X] when it concerns industry accounting.

To shortly introduce myself, my name is [Name], and I have 10+ years of experience working in industry accounting at [Organization Y]. During my third-year internship, I started writing checks and managing budgets for vendors. Since then I am passionate about developing my career in the field of accounting. I am thrilled about the prospect of working with [Organization X], and contribute to establishing budgets with your department.

During my employment at [Organization Y], I was responsible for working on budgets with departments and executives. I helped to analyse previous years, and forecast how budgets need to be handled in the upcoming years. As a senior accountant, I was responsible for the cash-flow between different departments, doing reimbursements when needed, and ensuring that everything was done with proper documentation and correct financial practises. Basically, I have direct experience in working with vendor contracts, invoices and tax documentation on a daily basis. At [Organization Y], I even received recognition for these tasks and was awarded accountant of the year in 2019.

In the attachment, you can find my references and resume. Last mentioned includes a demonstration of my knowledge in making budgets and capability to understand financial practises to keep a budget on track. I welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you in person. For any questions, you can contact me via [Phone number] or [E-mail address]. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best regards,

Name Surname


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Writing Tips For Accountants

Before you start writing your own cover letter, I’d highly advise you to go through these writing tips for accountants:

  1. Make sure to use a standard font type (Calibri, Arial or Times New Roman) and font size (10-12)
  2. Keep your cover letter short, concise and to the point: between 300 and 400 words and 3 to 5 paragraphs
  3. Emphasize your soft (communication, leadership etc.) and hard skills (financial reporting, mathematical reasoning etc.)
  4. Don’t list your skills and personal traits like you do in your resume, but instead provide context in numbers, percentages etc.
  5. Personalize your cover letter and know to whom you need to address your letter to   

Cover Letter Example For Accountants