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The sample finance cover letter below was structured using just four short paragraphs. The applicant, Nicole Andrews starts by explaining her background and goes on to assert her confidence in her suitability as an ideal candidate for the post. She also explains the relevance of her background as an ideal platform upon which to progress towards the vacant position.

As this financial cover letter example shows, the middle section is your opportunity to briefly expand on your current and previous remits, highlighting use of relevant skills and competencies.

When preparing finance cover letters, try to mention use of relevant skills and competencies such as the following:

  • Budget and Accounting analysis
  • Auditing acumen
  • Budget Analysis
  • Financial Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Ability to synthesize complex financial data
  • Ability for lateral thinking and creative problem solving
  • Ability to forge sound relations with both internal stakeholders and clients
  • Performance Management

Although demonstrating use of these skills is important, also try to use quantifiable metrics when highlighting your achievements. This example financial cover letter ends in the fourth paragraph with Nicole Andrews once again reaffirming her interest in the position, reiterating her suitability and highlighting the qualities she can bring to the organization.

Nicole Andrews
80 Madison Avenue
MA 22222
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Mr Sebastian Brandt
Personnel Manager
KLMNO Investments
100 Golden Mall
Any Town
MA 88888

Dear Mr Brandt,

Re: (Enter Position / Ref here)

I wish to apply for the vacant Finance Director / Financial Controller position and believe I am a suitable candidate for the post having amassed nearly fifteen years significant and progressive experience within financial management. The position seekms an ideal opportunity and a natural progression for. I believe the challenges it offers would enable me to utilize my skills and experience, providing a platform for further professional and personal growth.

My core expertise lie within Financial Auditing, Strategic Planning, and Regulatory Compliance. As evidenced in my resume, I have a successful track record in project management, streamlining financial processes and forging collaborative relations with both managers and clients.

I am presently attached as Financial Manager at EFGH Holdings in Boston, a post which I have held for over ten years. My core duties involve formulation and implementation of financial strategy, overseeing cost reduction programs, managing budgets; and advising management on financial processes, reports and performance appraisals. I have also orchestrated significant increase in profitability by integrating operations of regional offices and streamlining their operational procedures.

Having researched KLMNO Investments, I am convinced the vacant post would utilise my substantial experience, knowledge, training and drive. These attributes will be hugely valuable to KLMNO Investments in a number of critical areas. I hope therefore, on consideration of my resume, you will be persuaded of my ability to perform well and become a valuable asset to your organization. Meanwhile, I await your response.

Yours sincerely,

Nicole Andrews

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