205 Longboat Dr
Springfield, MI, 45321
May 4, 2014
Human Resources Manager
Sam & Associates LLP
Lansing, MI, 54321
I obtained your contact information the Sam & Associates LLP job posting on LinkedIn and I wanted to express my interest in the Staff Accountant position. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Business this past April from the University of Michigan. I graduated with honors and qualify to take the CPA exam with my 150 undergraduate credit hours.
I have two years of accounting experience acquired through my internship with Grant Thornton LLP where I used my analytical skills to improve cost saving strategies within the company; saving them thousands of dollars over the course of the year. My experience at Grant Thornton has developed my communication skills and has proven my ability to be a quick-learner and adaptor when placed in a fast-paced work environment.
I am confident that the combination of my work experience and educational background has adequately prepared me for making a strong contribution to Sam & Associates LLP. My prior internship experience has shown me the value of professionalism and has equipped me with the knowledge and work ethic required for long-term success in the field.
Please call me at (345)123-5555 or e-mail me at JoeSirenity@googlemail.com to arrange a convenient time to further discuss my background in relation to the company’s needs. Thank you for your time and consideration, I look forward to hearing from you.
This cover letter is a good example for recent graduates who have majored in accounting. If you see a job posting and don’t know the recipient’s name you could say “Dear Sir or Madame,” as well. Make sure to mention specific skills/experience you think are relative to the job. This is your “attention grabbing” letter, if they like what they see on your cover letter then chances are they’ll read over your resume as well. The goal of your cover letter is to get the reader interested in you and what you have to offer.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN WRITING AN ACCOUNTING COVER LETTER:
The key with this type of cover letter is to demonstrate your specific accounting experience and why you are the best choice for the position. This is your personal introduction and your chance to grab your potential employers attention.
Key points to remember:
- Include your contact information at the top of the page as well as the company’s info your sending the cover letter to (if you have it).
- Keep it short, simple, and direct – no more than four paragraphs.
- First paragraph explains WHY you are contacting them and introduces yourself.
- Second paragraph explains your experience that qualifies you for the job or something important you did at your last job, give specific examples (ex. Joe mentions he saved Grant Thornton LLP thousands of dollars during his internship).
- Third paragraph (optional) expands on your qualifications, providing specific examples (ex. Joe mentions professionalism).
- Last paragraph includes contact information and asks to set up an interview or meeting time.
This sample resume is part of the InternationalStudent.com Resume Writing Center.
Sample cover letter for Internship position at Deloitte
Summer Audit Internship
My Name is [name], a junior at the University of California, Berkeley and I would like to be considered for a summer audit internship position in the San Francisco office.
I am interested in a summer audit internship position because I believe that it would provide me with valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in the audit practice. After learning about the audit services from various professionals, it has inspired me to pursue a career in audit because of their ability to work with various clients, learn more about the company and financial situations, which has always been an interest of mine. I also believe that I would be able to work with many students like myself, that are motivated and eager to learn, which would inspire me to work even harder and excel as an intern. I believe that I can contribute to the successes of the other students and mine during this internship through some of my previous experiences. I anticipate that this internship would offer for students an opportunity to attain audit experiences, team-building and networking with business professionals, which would expand my knowledge towards my future career in audit.
Over the summer, I participated in the Deloitte Future Leaders Conference, where I was able to network with many Deloitte professionals and learn more about the services that Deloitte offers. I gained very valuable soft skills and had the opportunity to visit one of the clients. I took away many great tips about networking with professionals and presentation skills that I now use in my daily life. I enjoyed learning more about Deloitte’s services, culture and people, which has provided me with knowledge of a firm that I would certainly like to work for. This conference increased my interest and reassured my decision to go into audit as a future career, especially at Deloitte.
I also work at the University of California, Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an administrative assistant. I am a customer service representative, who administers support for customers regarding admissions and other services that the office offers. I lead and manage various projects that range from creating a handbook for the new hires as a reference and creating games for children for a certain event. I gained more leadership skills and knowledge about professional mannerisms that further developed my skills. Both my experiences as a participant and as an assistant are some of the things that I can offer to the internship position.
I attached my resume for your review as well. I hope that we can arrange to speak so that I can discuss at greater length the contribution that I believe I can make to this internship. Should you require an additional information, I can be contacted at the phone number and e-mail listed above.
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