Accounting Clerk Cover Letter Example + Tips
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Dear Mr. Cole,
I write in response to your ad seeking an entry-level Accounting Clerk at Taylor and Cole Booksellers. I am a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Accounting and believe that I am well suited for this role.
Over the course of my education and internship experience, I became adept at accounts payable/receivable and vendor management. As an intern, I had the responsibility for helping accountants prepare for audits and gained vital experience in that area. I am meticulously detail-oriented and have excellent time management skills. I am well versed in Quicken and Excel and am a quick learner when it comes to using new programs.
Highly adaptable and a competent problem-solver, I work well both independently and collaboratively. I have a positive attitude and take ownership of the tasks to which I am assigned. I would very much like to support your business goals with exceptional financial skills.
Please find my resume attached; I am happy to provide references upon request. I look forward to hearing from you soon and thank you for your consideration.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual salary of accounting clerks in May 2012 was $35,170. The top 10% of the most experienced, highest paid accounting clerks earned $54,310 or more. If you’re applying for an accounting clerk position, you want to make sure the employer sees the candidate they want to hire.Take a look at the sample cover letter below for guidance in presenting your experience, skills and education in a positive light. Don’t just repeat what your resume says. You want to enhance that information. A cover letter is is a combination of business and personal correspondence, and while it should always be professional, it should also reflect you as a person.