Example Covering letter - Accountancy


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Example Covering letter - Accountancy

  1. 1. 389 Mile End StreetLeicester LE1 6RJMs Sarah MilesGraduate Recruitment ManagerSmith, Jones & Coopers12-15 Regent StreetLondon EC1 6PY10th August 2012RE: Graduate Accountancy Training SchemeDear Ms MilesI am writing to apply for the Graduate Accountancy Training Scheme as advertised on my CareersServices’ website and in its current vacancy bulletin.I first became interested in a career in finance through attending a series of careers presentations byemployers at my university. The talk on accountancy by your colleague David Rome impressed memost and led me to feel that training as an accountant would combine my skills and interest inbusiness, problem-solving, and working with people. The work experience I obtained last summer atXYZ Bank was extremely useful and I greatly enjoyed being in a financial environment. I am nowparticularly excited about fulfilling my potential in accountancy and my choice of career has beenconfirmed by wide reading of careers literature on the profession.I feel I have a range of relevant skills that I can bring to Smith, Jones and Coopers. Mycommunication skills have greatly developed both through my work experience at the bank andthrough my degree. During my course I have not only written essays but frequently presentedpapers and arguments orally in seminars, occasionally employing the use of visual aids. Oneassignment involved small groups of four students working as a team to co-research and co presenta topic. This taught me a lot about working in a team as well as further practising my presentationskills. I feel I have presented to a high standard and have learnt many of the principles behindeffective presentations. Additionally on my course I have developed a high level of IT skills: I haveregularly used Word, Excel and the Internet and I am comfortable in sourcing and handling dataelectronically. As you can see on my CV I lead a busy life through my various sporting activities,which has meant that I have very quickly learnt the importance of time management. I have alwayshanded my work in on time and never missed a deadline.Smith, Jones and Coopers attract me because of the variety of your training scheme and theemphasis on early responsibility together with all necessary support. Your position as one of the top20 firms attracts me and as a leading firm I feel Smith, Jones and Coopers offers the opportunity towork with the type of businesses and clients that I am seeking.I hope my CV shows that I have the skills and potential to join Smith, Jones and Coopers’ trainingprogramme. I am available for interview at any time and look forward to hearing from you.Yours sincerely,John EdwardsJohn Edwards