Junior Accountant Cover Letter is an introduction to the job application of a junior accountant. It provides glimpses of the professional character of the applicant in order to persuade the recruiter to move to the resume of the candidate. A job application consists of cover letter and resume. The cover letter is a sort of a prologue to the resume. It provides a broad framework within which the resume can be better understood. Composing a job application is a serious business that merits considerable thought. After all, the application can be a gateway to a dream career. The cover letter should point to the most relevant abilities that are subsequently elaborated in the resume.
Being an entry level position, a junior accountant should be ready to execute whatever duty is allotted to him. A junior accountant needs to be honest as he will be handling important and possibly sensitive information about his clients. Other skills needed by junior accountants include excellence with math, communication, and interpersonal relations; good analysis of problems, trouble shooting, and prioritization of tasks.
Junior Accountant Cover Letters need to highlight these competencies. Educational qualifications deserve to be mentioned in the absence or shortage of experience. Employers prefer accounts graduates. Any experience as an intern should be mentioned with priority as it will catch the eye of the recruiter immediately. The candidate can also demonstrate his familiarity with procedures, documents, laws, and standard practices in the world of accounts. If the candidate knows the operation of standard accounting software, its mention will add value to the resume. The same applies to any additional accounts related certification / courses the candidate has completed or accounts knowledge he possesses.
Here is an example of junior accountant cover letter:
December 7, 2011
Accountant in Chief,
Wills & Boon Financial Services,
300 Lamar Avenue,
Charlotte, NC 28204
Dear Mr. Frazer,
This is with reference to your advertisement in "The Charlotte Post", dated December 1, 2011, inviting applications for the position of a junior accountant in your reputed organization. I am qualified for the said position as per the conditions of eligibility mentioned in your advertisement. I hereby submit my application for the said post. I am an accounts graduate with top grades from the UNC Charlotte University and I am pursuing a master's degree in accounting as an external student from the same university.
During the last year of graduation, I have worked as a part time accounts intern with Merchant Accountants. This experience has made me understand the most important requirement for an accountant: integrity. Apart from this, I am excellent with numbers and calculations. My ability to analyze mathematical information, find solutions to tricky issues, communicate effectively with all interested parties, and prioritize tasks is well above average. I am used to working with standard accounts related software.
As an intern, I have come in touch with most of the responsibilities of a junior accountant. I was involved with the preparation of journal entries, maintenance of receivables and payment balance sheets, preparation of monthly financial reports and account closings, and tax calculations. I have been associated with design and implementation of procedures for internal financial controls, preparation of internal budgets, and other miscellaneous duties assigned without notice.
It will be a great experience to work with an organization known to value its human resources. If given the opportunity, I will serve your organization to the best of my abilities. I have attached my resume with this letter. You can contact me on the telephone number or the email address mentioned above.
Junior Accountant Cover Letter has to underscore the educational qualifications of the candidate. If the applicant has any internship experience, that will certainly make the cover letter look better. Since this is an entry level position, the candidate will do well to state his readiness to handle any responsibility assigned to him.