Sample Accountant Cover Letter

In this sample accountant cover letter, the job-seeker builds a case for why she will be ready to begin contributing to her targeted employer’s bottom line from the very beginning. To do this she describes the challenges and accomplishments she has previously faced and points out how they will translate to performance in future endeavors.

Amy Smith
123 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234
Cell: (555) 555-1235
December 1st, 2003
Ms. Jeanine Tang
89449 Oak Road
Knoxville, TN 98874
Ms. Tang
As you search for an accountant during the profession’s busiest season, you are obviously looking for someone ready to "hit the ground running" and contribute on his or her very first day.

I am that acccountant.

For the last five years I have enjoyed the great opportunity to work closely with the Director of Accounting for one of the Indianapolis’s most highly regarded accounting firms. In this position, it was my privilege to learn every aspect of the accounts receivable department, including payroll, general ledgers and the preparation of year-end budgets. Additionally, I trained on and mastered a variety of accounting programs, including Excel, Lotus, Class and Peachtree accounting.

More important than the technical skills, however, were the organizational and interpersonal skills this position encouraged me to develop. As the Director’s immediate assistant, I acted as her liaison to clients, vendors and fellow accountants. This required me to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, to follow up on these tasks to the last detail, and to report on their progress at a moment’s notice.

It was a challenge, but I met it with high honors. During my fourth year at the firm, I was named employee of the year and often singled out for recognition by firm management and clients alike.

Now I am ready to bring the skills and abilities to work for a larger accountant firm with greater opportunities for advancement. I look forward to telling you in person how I can bring my energy and attention to detail to work for you.

Please call me for an interview at (555) 555-1234 to arrange a time for us to meet.

Thank you,

Amy Smith

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