Be sure you use the proper cover letter format to make your cover letter readable and professional.

Accountancy Cover Letter Template (Text Format)

[Today’s Date]

 

 

[Contact Person]

 

Pinnacle
17 Bengal Street
Manchester
M2 8TA
01611 234 567
contact.person@gmail.com

Dear Mr/Ms/Mx [Contact Person],

I’m delighted to apply for the Property Accountant position at Pinnacle, as advertised on JobBoard. With extensive experience analysing financial data, drafting statements, and recovering debt, I’m well positioned to help the Property Accounts team exceed client expectations.

Presently, I have 10+ years of accounting experience. In my most recent position at Menzies LLP, I handled accounting data and prepared highly accurate financial records. I helped my team achieve cost savings of over 60% in my first year, primarily by reducing audit and compliance expenses.

Furthermore, I’ve demonstrated remarkable intuition and adaptability. In 20XX, I transitioned my team from a manual accounting system to QuickBooks, resulting in a 50% increase in process efficiency. My key skills, which include expertise in the accounting cycle, reconciliations, and financial reporting, make me a well-rounded candidate who would integrate easily with your team.

I’m excited about the opportunity to work with Pinnacle and hope to move this conversation forward with a job interview at your earliest convenience. To schedule a meeting, please feel free to reach me by phone at 07836 505 006 or via email (your.name@gmail.com).

Thank you for considering my application. I hope you can consider me as the next valued member of the team at Pinnacle.

Sincerely,

Your Name


How to Write an Accountancy Cover Letter

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a cover letter in a way that makes you seem like the best candidate for the job.

In the competitive field of accounting, a strong cover letter can make the difference between an interview offer and a polite rejection email.

Here are three tips to help you craft a cover letter that highlights your best qualities and compels the employer to contact you for an interview.

1. Relate your practical experience to the job

Don’t just summarise your best skills and experience.

If you’ve already written a strong CV, the employer will have a list of your relevant strengths to hand.

But a well-written accountancy cover letter will provide added value by explaining how those skills will benefit the hiring team if you get the job.

One way to relate your practical experience to the job is to directly address a need or responsibility that the employer mentioned in the job description, like the example below:

An example paragraph from an accountancy cover letter in which the applicant relates their experience to the job by mentioning a specific job requirement followed by a relevant achievement.
Mention relevant achievements to tie your cover letter to the specific job.

2. Emphasise your soft skills

Technical knowledge may be essential, but for the employer to offer you a job at their firm, they’ll need to believe you have the right soft skills (or character traits) to gel with the other team members.

For their CIMA to offer any real value, accountants need strong people skills and communication skills, such as the ability to present complex financial information in understandable terms for clients and stakeholders.

Unfortunately, most soft skills look vague and unconvincing on a job application without specific examples to put them in context. So to demonstrate the right traits, include one or two measurable examples that prove your competence:

A paragraph of text from an accountancy cover letter sample that a uses specific examples of a workplace achievement to demonstrate a key soft skill.
Soft skills are instrumental in most accountancy jobs.

4. Show enthusiasm for the position and company

Employers will always prefer the candidate who shows genuine interest in the role and the company — no one wants their job opportunity to be a springboard.

Research the company and reference something specific that excites you about working there.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Specific niches (e.g., forensic accounting, auditing)
  • A company value or mission (e.g., a commitment to sustainable finance)
  • Specific training or mentorship opportunities
  • Unique responsibilities that align with your career goals

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Seb Morgan

Seb Morgan is a Career Counsellor for CV Genius, where he helps job seekers and professionals get more out of their careers. With over 7 years of experience in business and lifestyle journalism, he's written for a stack of careers-focused publications, including Oxbridge Home Learning, Study International, theHRDirector, and Employee Benefit News, and his expertise includes skill development, interview preparation, and CV and cover letter writing. West Midlands born and raised, Seb has since lived, worked, and studied in 4 countries across 2 continents. He speaks 4 languages and has survived job interviews in 3 of them. He currently also freelances as a travel and culture writer. Reach him at [sebastian] @ [cvgenius.com] or via LinkedIn.