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Entry Level Accounting | Sample Cover Letter 4

When applying for an Accounting job, be sure to include a tailored cover letter with your resume. If you are not sure what to write, review this Accounting sample cover letter for ideas.

John Doe
1234 Broad Street
Small Town, IL 23456

January 1, 2009

Joe Smith
Human Resources Manager
Restaurant Company
123 South Beach Rd.
Miami, FL 12345

Dear Mr. Smith –

I am writing to apply for an entry level position with your company in the Accounting/Business area. My experience in accounting and the additional skills that I have obtained will make me an asset to your team. I have strong experience in payroll administration, accounts payable, journal entries, and contracts administration. I am thrilled to know that your industries work is related to my interests.

As indicated in my resume, I have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Big State University. During the last three years, I have had the opportunity to work in many areas of accounting, and I really believe that this experience has prepared me for the industry.

I am very interested in an opportunity and would enjoy meeting you to discuss possible positions. I believe that my previous experiences will make me an asset to your company.

Sincerely,

John Doe

Round out your job application with a professional cover letter. We have plenty of info about cover letters and how to write your own, but if you are specifically looking to work in Accounting, you’ve come to the right place.

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Table of Contents

  1. Entry Level Accounting Cover Letter & Resume (Image)
  2. Entry Level Accounting Cover Letter (Text Format)
  3. 5 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter

Entry-Level Accounting Cover Letter & Resume (Image)

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Entry-Level Accounting Cover Letter (Text Format)

Your Name

142 Facebook Blvd.

Fargo, ND, 94301 United States

(423)135-4624

[email protected]

March 21, 2017

Hiring Manager’s Name

341 Company Address

Fargo, ND, 94301

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

[email protected]

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

My name is Richard Sanchez, and I am a recent accounting graduate with extensive internship experience in preparing invoices, analyzing financial data, and managing payroll at Fortune 500 companies. I found this job posting on LinkedIn and believe I would be a great choice for [Target Company’s] entry-level accounting position.

As an accounting intern at Marriott International, I had the opportunity to put my academic knowledge into practice. Working under skilled junior and senior accountants in a prestigious company allowed me to develop the necessary experience that will help me succeed at [Target Company]. Here are three examples from my resume that highlight my accomplishments at both Marriott International and Potter & Bukowski:

  • Helped manage payroll and the registration of employees to Jobs and Pensions service for our 150+ employee branch.
  • Reviewed, prepared, and issued bills and invoices from over 300+ clients.
  • Helped prepare company debit and credit documents for 4% of our client base.

I think [Target Company’s] efforts to implement ‘strategy-driven’ service offerings are a great direction for the company. With this approach, [Target Company] will have more autonomy in choosing which corporate entities they wish to work with.

I am thrilled at the prospect of working with [Target Company] and would like to come in for an interview as soon as possible. Please contact me at [Phone] or via email at [Email] so we can arrange a meeting. Thank you for your time and consideration; I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Richard Sanchez

5 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter

1. Be Thorough: Your cover letter needs to tell hiring managers your relevant experience, how you found the job, and which position you are applying for. 

2. Be Confident: Be confident in your writing. You want to sound knowledgeable and self-assured, mentioning your experiences and why you’re valuable to the firm.

The best way to show you’re interested in a company is to conduct some in-depth research into their initiatives or goals and comment on it in your cover letter.

3. Sound Interested: The best way to show you’re interested in a company is to conduct some in-depth research into their initiatives or goals and comment on it in your cover letter. How can you contribute to these initiatives? Why do you think it’s a good direction for the company to go in?

4. Draw from Your Resume: The use of bullet points in the cover letter changes the overall structure of the text and will grab a hiring manager’s attention. We suggest including three solid work experience achievements from your resume to make a great impression.

5. Be Professional: To conclude your cover letter, be sure to relay your contact details and thank them for their time.