Dear Hiring Manager,
I am writing to express my strong interest in the Finance Assistant role with your company that I recently came across on your website. As a dedicated accounting and finance graduate with internship experience supporting financial planning, reporting, and analysis needs for both small businesses and CPA firms, I believe I have developed precisely the blend of financial skills, technical tools, and inherent work ethic your posting describes.
As outlined in my attached resume, through coursework and hands-on accounting internships, I have cultivated sharp attention to detail, strong Excel modelling capabilities, and the ability to both analyze and reconcile financial data that would suit your Finance Assistant role exceptionally well. For example, during my accounting internship with a rapidly growing startup apparel company, I conducted weekly inventory accounting reconciliations, managed 150+ accounts payable invoices, and compiled various financial statements and KPI reports for the executive team. These kinds of routine financial responsibilities speak directly to the core functions listed in your job description.
In addition to my finance education and emerging on-the-job experience, I have leadership, teamwork and communication abilities that enable me to collaborate cross-functionally. At State University, I worked with peers from diverse fields as an economics tutor and served on the Dean’s Student Advisory Board.
With proven skills in accounting processes, analysis, and reporting, coupled with adaptability and composure in fast-paced environments, I am prepared to execute this role’s expectations from day one. I look forward to speaking with you further about this position and my qualifications. Thank you for your consideration.