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Cover Letters

Cover letters serve as an introduction to you and provide the employer with insight of you and the position you are interviewing. The cover letter is best if it is kept short and precise.

Example #1:

To Whom it May Concern,
My name is ______, and I am responding to your posting of the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis position.  After reviewing your job requirements, I thought that I might be a good fit for the role.
- I have 5+ years working in a manufacturing company (ABC Co. and ZYZ, Inc.).
- BS Accounting
- MBA, University
- Manage complex financial models (including updating and developing the models)
- Led the forecasting and budgeting process for a $1.7B supply chain operation (value of production)
- Managed and executed multiple variance analyses for multiple functional areas (communications, market research, quality assurance)
- I have 4 years of manager experience.
My hope is that I will be able to further discuss my qualifications with you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call.

Example #2:

Dear Sir or Madam:

At this time, I am seeking a challenging position with an organization such as yours. I believe strongly that my professional experience and skill sets are an excellent fit with your company objectives.

As you will certainly agree after reading my resume, which is attached for your consideration, I possess all the attributes and abilities that you are seeking in an ideal candidate.

To further discuss how I can become a productive member of your team, please feel free to contact me at your convenience via telephone or email.

I look forward to your favorable response and thank you in advance for your time and consideration.



Example #3:

Dear Sir/Madam:  

This letter is to express my interest in the Accountant position.  I am confident that my accounting, management, and reporting experience would be of value to your organization.

 I have many years of bookkeeping and accounting experience, which includes some finance and supervisory skills.  I am very capable of handling full charge bookkeeping duties, managing and overseeing all aspects of accounting and all phases of financial management and reporting.

 I am a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who can work well alone or with others to get the job done.  I feel my strong accounting and computer application expertise would be a great value to your organization.

 My resume is attached for your review.  Thank you for your time and consideration. 



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