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Cover letter example for entry-level accountants

CareerBuilder | December 6, 2020

Create a professional cover letter, using this sample which includes typical skills and experience, to get your application noticed.

Entry-level accountant cover letter

Follow these steps to create your entry-level accountant cover letter:

1. Consider the accountant cover letter as your opportunity to make a great first impression. Address the cover letter to the hiring manager, whose name you’ll typically find in the job listing.
2. Instead of repeating the information from your resume in your cover letter, discuss your skills and experience in a way that explains why you chose to become an accountant.
3. Devote part of the cover letter to your potential employer. Provide specific examples of why you want to become an accountant for the company.
4. Always proofread the cover letter before submitting. Be sure that your contact information is correct.
5. Include your new cover letter when you apply with your Upload or Build a Resume. Get started with these newly listed accountant jobs.


Jill Smith
Hiring Manager
LMN Firm
123 Main Street
City, ST 11111

Dear Hiring Manager:

I learned that LMN Firm has posted an entry-level accountant position. Although I am employed by XYZ Company as a junior accountant, I have followed LMN Firm's growth for many years. Since the beginning of my career in the accounting field, I have admired LMN Firm's client roster and the firm's approach to client success.

During my career in the accounting field, I have gained experience and honed skills that I believe would contribute to LMN Firm's objectives. As an accounting clerk, I worked for a Fortune 500 company where I assisted with accounts receivable and gained nearly three years of experience with client management, financial statements and invoicing.

More recently, I have worked as a junior accountant, where I have acquired additional experience working closely with a roster of individual and small business clients. Through this position, I have taken on larger responsibilities, gained experience with tax preparation, and developed a strong understanding of best practices and cost reduction.

My strong communication skills, eye for detail and accuracy and sense of integrity would be an asset to LMN Firm. I have no doubt that I could contribute a proactive, goal-oriented approach to service in your accounting department.

I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you more about this accountant position soon, and I invite you to contact me to schedule a meeting with you. Thank you for your consideration.


James Johnson

This cover letter template will get you hired

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