Sample Cover Letter For Fresh Graduate Finance Association

Cover Letter for Finance Assistant

Finance department is an important section of an organization. It controls and manages the financial resources to help the organization achieve profit. It is a specialized field, and a degree in finance is required. You can start a career by completing an internship with any company or a firm. After your internship, you can apply for a finance assistant job. For this, you will need to know how to draft a finance assistant cover letter.

The letter can be written by any fresher or experienced person. Though the format and tone of the letter will remain the same, the information on the body section will change. A fresher must highlight his qualification in finance and internship experience. Any additional certificate of training will also work in driving the employer's interest in your favor. Experienced personnel must highlight their skills and the duties handled for the past and current employers. Follow these sample cover letters depending on your experience.

Sample Cover Letter (For Fresher)


Martha Wickham
3847 Coal Street
Manhattan, NY92948
Mobile: 843-289-9384
E-mail id: w.martha@example.com

January 1, 2014

Mr. Chris Humphrey
Finance Manager
HQ Capital
8437 Arthur Street
Manhatan, NY93847

Subject: Application for Finance Assistant position

Dear Mr. Humphrey,

My client, Mr. Matt Robins has given me the reference about a job opening for a finance assistant position at HQ Capital. Since it is a privilege getting a chance to work in your organization, this cover letter is my expression of interest for the said position.

Though I am a fresher, I have the confidence of matching to your expectations. I was inclined towards a career in finance from early days. To accomplish my goal, I even completed my degree course in Financial Planning. During the course, I have worked in several live projects for clients ranging from automobile, to hospitality, and manufacturing industries. To prepare the groundwork, I have even completed my internship with a financial management firm for one year.

I hope you will take time from your busy schedule to go through the enclosed resume and certificates of merit, and offer me a chance to be interviewed. I am confident of convincing you about my abilities to handle the job responsibilities. Please respond to my call on coming Monday at 10:30 am. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Martha Wickham

Enclosure: Resume and Certificates


Sample Cover Letter (For Experienced)


Brian L. Ford
3576 West Side Avenue
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Phone: 201-312-1456
Email: blford@bsr.com

January 1, 2014

Jared J. White
Finance Manager
Pack & Go Associations
3776 Broad Street
Rochelle Park, NJ 07660

Subject: Application for the position of Finance Assistant

Dear Mr. White,

If sales and marketing team spins revenue for an organization, then finance department offers them the resources to make it possible. This understanding I have gained after serving for five-year as finance assistant. Since I came to know about a job opening similar to my position through known resources, I just need to make the most out of this opportunity and see myself working for Pack & Go Associations.

What makes my career a unique is the opportunity I got to serve two different types of industries – hospital and hotel. And the common thing in both these workplaces were customer service. I have handled clerical and administrative duties in both these employment. In addition, my qualification in Finance Administration and Statistics have helped me in executing responsibilities of the finance department up to the mark.

I am thorough with the latest accounting principles, running reports, verifying and analyzing financial data, and offer assistance in the preparation of payroll. I can greet and receive clients, take and pass on their messages to respective department, do filing, schedule appointments, and perform my duties without any supervision.

Because of my abilities in handling all clerical and administrative duties of the finance department, I see myself as the perfect candidate for the finance assistant position. I would appreciate if I am called for an interview. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Brian L. Ford

Enclosure: Resume


With these two samples of cover letter, it should be any difficult for you to write your own whether you have or don't have any experience.


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You might have heard that investment banks and other big financial services companies simply won’t have time to read your cover letter. That might be true, but an experienced recruiter will be able to detect a bad covering letter at a glance. So for large companies, while it might not matter so much if you craft the perfect cover letter, a noticeably poor cover letter will certainly scupper your chances.

A cover letter for a banking, finance or accountancy firm is a professional document, which should, in essence, be a sales pitch to accompany your CV. It’s your chance to sell yourself as a strong candidate for the role. That means recruiters don’t want to hear your sob story; they are much more interested in: who you are, what you’ve done and whether or not you have the skills for the job. It’s as simple as that.

Keep it short…

Since most employers in the banking, finance and accountancy sector will (most likely) only glance at your cover letter, you need to keep it short. By short, we mean one side of A4 maximum and certainly no more than 500 words.

Most banking and finance companies are pretty strait-laced, so you’ll need to make sure your cover letter is written in a professional and formal manner. At the same time, try to stem the impulse to clog your cover letter with financial jargon and business speak, although you might want to consider using a few carefully chosen buzzwords.

Tailor it to the company…

An example of a bad cover letter is one where the applicant has made no attempt to tailor it to the company they are writing to. It’s the job application equivalent of saying to the employer you simply CBA. Believe us! Recruiters will be on the lookout for any formulaic applications where it’s obvious that the applicant has sent the same letter to multiple companies. More often than not, these letters will go straight in the bin.

So to fast-track your application to the “we’d be mad not to interview them” pile, you need to make sure you tailor your cover letter to each company and each job you apply for. Research the job to find out exactly what it will involve. Scour the company literature to suss out what makes them different from their competitors and to get a sense of their company culture.

Don’t write anything until you have properly read the job advert and researched the company. You should be able to identify the key things (keywords) the company is looking for and what they value in their employees.

How to structure your cover letter…

For the majority of banking and finance employers, communication skills will be in their shortlist of desired attributes. They’ll want someone who can communicate coherently and write in a logical fashion. Send them a rambling, unstructured covering letter and they might doubt your ability to communicate. So pay close attention to the structure of your cover letter. We’ve put together a suggestion for how you might want to structure your cover letter below:

Addressing your cover letter

As it is a formal letter, your address and the name and address of recipient should be at the top of the letter. If you are emailing the cover letter, put the cover letter in the body of the email and omit the addresses. You should also attempt to find out the name of the person who will be receiving the cover letter, so you can address it to them directly.

Paragraph 1

A cover letter is also an introductory letter. The first paragraph is an ideal place to tell the recruiter who you are and why you are writing. Mention the role you are applying to and how you heard about the job (particularly if you were referred by a mutual acquaintance). Give a unique reason why you would be great for the role.

Paragraph 2

It certainly doesn’t hurt to do a subtle bit of wooing in your cover letter, so here you might want to state why you want to work for the company in particular. Try to come up with a reason that sounds genuine and unique. A little bit of enthusiasm and interest in the role certainly wouldn’t go amiss either.

Paragraph 3

Employers don’t care that you can stack 20 cups in ten seconds or that you can mould your belly button fluff into a precise replica of the Olympic torch. Ultimately, they want to know that you have the skills to do the job. Consequently, in this paragraph, you might want to showcase the relevant skills you have for the job.

Isolate the key attributes they are looking for by scouring the job advert or reading up on company literature. Then show them that you have their desired attributes by drawing upon examples of previous work experience, your degree or any relevant extracurricular work.

Paragraph 4

The final (very brief) paragraph can be used to tie up loose ends or cover any practical issues such as availability for interview.

You should end the letter “Yours sincerely” if it’s being sent to a named person; if you haven’t managed to find out a name then use: “Yours faithfully” followed by your name.

Proofread your cover letter…

One sure-fire way of getting your cover letter unceremoniously dumped straight into the rubbish bin is to send in a letter riddled with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Double check, nay triple check your cover letter. Get your mum, friends, granny, dog to read over the letter, looking for any typos or schoolboy errors.

Pay attention to the formatting as well. Make sure it is clearly laid out and use a sensible font (if they’re likely to read it onscreen, use a font designed to be read on a screen, such as Verdana or Helvetica).

So there you have it: a basic guide to knocking the socks off banking, finance and accountancy employers with your well-crafted cover letters. There’s only one thing left for you to do now: crack on with them!

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