A bursar is an accounting professional who works in educational institutes such as schools and colleges where his main responsibility is to ensure that outstanding fees are paid in a time efficient manner. S/he also manages scholarship applications of students.
Bursars develop and implement financial policies in order to track and record the expenditures and revenues of the institute. They are expected to communicate with students’ parents in order to manage the status of outstanding amounts and work with other accounting professionals to develop payment plans.
If this position interests you, you may consider having a look at this cover letter sample that will help you in acquiring this position.
10 Soaring Gulls Drive • Las Vegas, NV 88839 • (999) 009-999 • carol @ email . com
September 13, 2015
Mr. Nick Cole
Steepways High School
839 Falcon Ridge Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 88884
Dear Mr. Cole:
Your advertisement for an individual with a strong accounting background in an academic setting fits my skills base perfectly which is why I take this opportunity to apply for the position of a Bursar at Steepways High School. Excellent bookkeeping skills, commitment to collaborative teamwork and detail orientation are only a few skills that I offer from a huge array of skills set.
The fact that I am a highly detail oriented individual goes a long way to monitoring receivable balances and collections in a proficient manner. I understand the need to develop student payment plans and payment methods as a necessary part of this work and have the ability to keep payments up to date at all times using a variety of tools. I was especially trained in managing sponsorship programs for students and managing refund reports.
Possessing working knowledge of accepted bookkeeping principles in an academic environment and state and federal laws that affect school accounting, I deem my candidacy ideal for this position. My resume will highlight the fact that I meet or exceed almost all your requirements and can be available for an immediate interview.
Thank you for your time and consideration.