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Cover Letter Tips with Example

Updated: Apr 6, 2022


The purpose of submitting a cover letter is to reach out and express your interest in the role as well as the company. So in your cover letter, remember to elaborate on the following:


  • Why do you want to work for the company?

  • Why you are interested in this role?

  • What skills and experiences you could bring to the role and match the requirements?


What attracts HR to contact you? It could be the industry you worked for, the extensive experience in using accounting software, your communication skills, or your professional knowledge and vertical career progression.


Try to explain in more detail and convince HR that you came from a similar background, with professional knowledge, hands-on experience, and a positive attitude.


Example:


Dear Hiring Manager:


I am writing to apply for the advertised Assistant Accountant position with XXX. I am a recent Bachelor of Commerce graduate with a major in Accounting. The opportunity to potentially work for your company excites me as I continue to seek new accounting challenges.


From achieving strong knowledge of tax strategies and financial planning operations to analysing data and producing detailed reports, my background has prepared me to excel in this role. With a solid foundation in accounting and finance, my communication and team leadership abilities, I believe that my education, skills, and overall character make me a wonderful candidate for this role.


Highlights of my background include:


Experience in a wide range of areas working for global companies and accounting firms, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank account reconciliations, statutory account preparation, financial reporting preparation, and tax compliance, including BAS, GST, payroll tax, and budgets while excelling within detail-oriented, deadline-driven environments.


Completed the Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting from The University of XXX, gained high distinction results in Financial Report Analysis, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Accounting Information & Software Apps. I am currently working towards an ACCA qualification.


Utilising organisational, interpersonal, and motivational skills to provide overarching support and generate peak results.


I am grateful for the opportunity to receive your consideration for the Assistant Accountant position. Thank you for the time spent reviewing my application. I look forward to any subsequent interaction where I will be more than happy to discuss the specific nature of my prior experiences in more detail. I hope to become a part of your team and make the effort to rebuild communities sustainably.


Sincerely,


XXX XXX

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