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Assistant Accountant Cover Letter Template (Text Format)

Today’s Date

Contact Person’s Name
274 Cotham Road
07123 456 789

Dear [Mr/Ms/Mx] [Contact Person’s Name],

I’m responding to the advertisement on for an available Assistant Accountant position. With a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 3+ years of experience in finance management and staff accounting, I’m confident I can make a substantial impact on your company’s success as your next Assistant Accountant.

My background lies in maintaining fiscal control and reconciling expenditures for assigned accounts, conducting analysis for budget variances, reconciling daily banking activities, processing payrolls, and managing accounts receivable/payable. Having refined my skills in auditing, record maintenance, and checking and balancing, I stand prepared to benefit your organisation in this position.

The highlights of my experience include:

  • efficiently processing ACCORD certificates for a client with large property acquisitions worth over £2.75M in a short timeframe
  • reducing task completion times by up to 65% by integrating semi-automation advancements in daily and monthly accounts reconciliation
  • shortening period close timelines by 60% by integrating all payroll reports for 200 employees

I have no doubt you’ll find my qualifications to be more than adequate. Please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone or email for further information or to schedule an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely,


[Your Name]


How to write your assistant accountant 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.

Your assistant accountant cover letter is your opportunity to introduce yourself in a brief and compelling way. A well-written cover letter highlights what makes you an excellent fit for the job, and it also makes a positive connection with the recruiter.

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Here are three cover letter tips that’ll help you beat back the competition:

1. Highlight your assistant accountant skills

As an assistant accountant, you’ll support accountants by managing financial data and making accurate financial reports. And if you demonstrate you’ve got the necessary abilities and experiences to fill the role, your job application is more likely to stand out. So use your cover letter to emphasise the skills you gained from your previous jobs or internships.

Hard skills (technical abilities learnt on the job or from schooling) are essential for a successful assistant accountant career. So point out the specialised skills you acquired to perform essential assistant accountant job functions, such as:

  • Accounting software (Xero, QuickBooks, Zoho Books)
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office)
  • Desktop communications software
  • Budgeting
  • Financial reporting
  • Regulatory filings and compliance software

You can also highlight specific accounting certifications to show your successful completion of higher education levels, such as Certified Bookkeeper, Certified Payroll Professional, and other similar national certifications.

Also, don’t forget to describe your soft skills (traits showing how you relate to others) to show how you’ve developed over the years while studying, doing an internship, or working in the accounting industry.

Here are some examples of soft skills that’ll make your assistant accountant cover letter stand out to recruiters:

If you’re switching career paths, explain why and describe the transferable skills (skills that are useful across different industries) you can take from your previous job to the new one.

If there are any employment gaps in your work history, briefly mention why in your assistant accountant cover letter, and draw the reader’s attention to how you used that time off to enhance your skills.

2. Provide examples of your accounting achievements

In your cover letter for assistant accountant roles, present your top accomplishments with hard numbers and specific details. Examples backed up with figures give the recruiter insight into how you resolve industry-specific problems and how you’ll be an asset to their team.

Here’s an example of how an assistant accountant with two years of experience presents their achievements with numbers and details:

Example of bulleted accomplishments on an assistant accountant cover letter

As an accounting intern at PwC, I had the opportunity to put my academic knowledge into practice. I was eventually promoted to a full-time accounting assistant role in one of the UK’s top accountancy firms, which helped me develop my critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Here are three examples that highlight my accomplishments:

  • Simultaneously supported 45 clients in our London office in reconciling bank accounts, reviewing and maintaining sales, purchase, and general ledgers
  • Assisted our Senior Accountant in preparing, reconciling, and presenting balance sheet reviews to senior stakeholders
  • Managed and coached 50 accounting interns regarding their roles in various accounting tasks and projects

3. End your assistant accountant cover letter with a convincing closing statement

Conclude your cover letter with a closing paragraph and an effective call to action (CTA). Your CTA is a statement that encourages your target employer to take action. For instance, perhaps you want your target employer to schedule an interview, or to call you to discuss your qualifications further.

The closing statement is also your last chance to express your enthusiasm for the position, while also thanking the reader for their time and consideration.

So remember to summarise two or three takeaways from your cover letter, followed by your contact details.

Finally, don’t forget to sign off with:

  •  ‘Yours sincerely,’ when your cover letter addresses the contact person directly
  • Yours faithfully,’ if you address a generic job or department title instead of a contact person

Here’s an example of a solid closing statement and sign-off from an assistant accountant cover letter:

An example of a polite and concise closing paragraph from an assistant accountant's cover letter written in black text on a white background.
Express your appreciation to the target employer for reading your cover letter.


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Aaron Case
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Aaron Case

Aaron Case is a CPRW & Senior CV Expert at CV Genius with 8+ years of experience in writing and career resource spaces. Job seekers around the world and in various stages of their vocational journeys have landed fulfilling work thanks to his thoughtful career advice, which has also been showcased in publications like Forbes, MSN, CareerAddict, Ladders, Best Colleges, Ivy Exec,, and vidIQ. Aaron has a BS in English & Communications from Liberty University bolstered by a professional credential from UC Berkeley. He’s collected practical experience while following various career paths, and he enjoys sharing the resulting insights with everyone. You can contact him through his LinkedIn profile or on Twitter. Please note, we don’t accept guest posts, and all such requests will be ignored.