Cover Letter for an Accounting Assistant

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The recent economic crisis has increased the demand for qualified professionals in the accounting industry. An accounting assistant is an entry to mid-level position, depending on the company, and often leads to career advancement opportunities. Most assistant accounting positions require a bachelor’s degree and many require previous experience.

An accounting assistant provides direct support to managers and supervisors. He or she is responsible for a wide array of duties, including payroll, purchasing and bookkeeping activities. An accounting assistant is responsible for entering data into ledgers and for verifying the accuracy of information provided by employees and those outside of the organization.
Competition for accounting positions is high. A well-written cover letter will help you stand out from the competition and increase your chances of getting an interview. Use the letter to emphasize your qualifications based on education and work experience. Revise the sample cover letter below to reflect your personal and professional accomplishments. The cover letter serves as an example of your communication skills so proof check carefully before sending.

Ms. Aimee Sheldon
236 Lexington Avenue
Arlington, TX 75062
January 12, 2014
Mr. James Randall
Accounting Manager
TexShore Enterprises
236 Executive Circle Drive
Arlington, TX 75062
Dear Mr. Randall,
I am writing to express a strong interest in the Accounting Assistant position posted on the Career page of the TexShore Enterprises website. I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and seven years of experience working in the accounting field. In addition, I worked for two years as an intern for Global Accounting Services. I believe I have the skills, abilities, and experience needed to contribute positively to your organization. I am very impressed with TexShore’s reputation in the marketplace, especially for its fair and honest business practices with customers and employees.

I gained valuable experience in the field as the accounting assistant to the Vice President of Accounting at Maylar Enterprises in Chicago. During my time with the company, I applied financial management concepts in the areas of financial accounting for corporations, cost accounting, and accounts payable. I am experienced in record tracking, entering ledger data, processing and proofing invoices, monitoring employee expense records, bank reconciliations, sales invoices, payroll activities, and creating balance sheets and profit and loss statements.
I am skilled in all versions of Microsoft Office and all major accounting software programs, including Oracle Financial Management and DaFIS. I enjoy working in high energy environments and I have the ability to maintain focus under pressure. I am dedicated to the goal of excellence and capable of meeting tight deadlines. I am detail oriented I understand the sensitive nature of the position. At Maylar, I passed the highest level of security clearance and was entrusted with the company and customer confidential information.

I am enclosing my resume, which details my educational and professional experience. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you for an in-person interview at your convenience. I will be moving to the Dallas area on January 18 and will be available anytime following this date. You may reach me at (214) 699-9877 or by email at [email] I will call your office next week to follow up with you. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
Ms. Aimee Sheldon
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