Your cover letter for budget analyst resume/job application will be the first contact between you and your potential employer. Write it extremely well in order to direct the reader’s attention towards your resume – showing that you are highly motivated and serious about your set goals.
By putting yourself in the place of the hiring person, you can understand the expectations of the employer, and able to craft your cover letter within those parameters. Do not presume that employers will surely contact you reading your cover letter and resume. You have to clearly state how you will follow-up and how should they reach you.
22 South Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324
February 12, 2015
Ms. Cathy Gates
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dear Ms. Gates:
I am writing this letter as an application for the Budget Analyst position recently announced on METRO’s official website. I am interested in working in your organization because I deeply value your mission and the definite business goals you have formulated – as they are evident in the transportation services you provide across Los Angeles. By making the most of my education, relevant experience, qualifications and skills, I can help METRO achieve its goals more efficiently.
My education and work experience has enabled me to efficiently consolidate and summarize forecasts, perform variance analysis of results, and provide apt interpretation of data with identification of key drivers, KPIs and trends. At AAA Company I was awarded for articulating the most effective budget in the last ten years, saving expenses by 36% more in the region. I am competent at giving persuasive presentations to senior executives helping them formulate long term strategic plans.
Furthermore, I am equipped with a vast knowledge of consolidation of budgets, forecasts and actual results using MS Excel and Access, and enterprise software. Besides, I am able to organize and analyze large volumes of data and perform data reconciliations swiftly.
With my vast experience and abilities, I wish to contribute to METRO’s success. My resume is enclosed for your review. I will contact you to follow up in a week’s time hoping to get an opportunity for an interview. Alternatively, I can be reached at (999) 321-9874.
Thank you for your time and interest. I look forward to a positive response from you.