Here is a sample cover letter for a job application for an accountant or any other employment related to accounting. Please note that the text in brackets are placeholders and you should replace them with appropriate text.
[Jan 1, 2022]
Dear Sir / Madam,
I saw your job vacancy on [Accounting Specialist] posted at [Company XYZ]. When I read the job description, I was excited to put forward my job application not only because it fits well with my skills and job experience, I also have high regard for [Company XYZ] as a leading accounting and auditing firm in the country. You need someone who is highly organized and effective and who can remain positive and pleasant under strict deadlines. I believe my experience and education serves me well for this role.
In my previous capacity as a [Staff Accountant] at [Company ABC], I managed multiple ledgers within Freshbooks and Quickbooks Online while self-managing multiple projects and learning new concepts regularly under tight deadlines. I was responsible for compiling the company’s financial statements for the purposes of providing them to the auditor. I also acted as the liaison between the external audit team and the internal accounting department.
I have also worked in a few customer-facing roles over the years prior to receiving my post-secondary education, allowing me to develop excellent communication and conflict resolution skills. I am proficient in accounting software including, but not limited to, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and various other tax and accounting software.
Having worked on several teams of multicultural backgrounds, I am very enthusiastic about the possibility to work with a diverse team while managing sole responsibilities as an [Accountanting Specialist]. I welcome the opportunity to discuss how my qualifications would be an asset to [Company XYZ’s] continued success. My resume is enclosed for your reference.