It may sound strange that by merely writing on a piece of paper that you may be the greatest thing that has happened to a company, you are almost always believed enough to be called in for an interview! Of course, you will need to word your cover letter in a “believable” manner. And by believable, we mean that you should be honest about what you can offer to a company.

A little bit of exaggeration is no sin but you really do not want to waste your time and that of a prospective employer by telling them that you can do miracles that you obviously cannot. Be confident about your abilities to do a job but do not go overboard. Subtlety works wonders. Put yourself in the hiring manager’s position and see what you would want in an employee. And then make sure that you fit the profile that you have created.

Job-related skills and competencies are important to include in a cover letter. Actually, that is all that a cover letter is about. There really is no need to elaborate on your work experience as that is provided in the resume in great detail. You may make a few references to it but detail is not required in a cover letter.

Here is a cover letter sample that you can follow:


Bookkeeping Clerk Cover Letter Sample


Siam Kelly
548 Net 5th Street
Moneta, VA 23369
(000) 323-9656
Siam @ email . com

January 9, 2016

Mr. Mario Wells
Manager Human Resource
WinCo Foods
20 Galle Drive
Moneta, VA 24152


Dear Mr. Wells:

As a qualified bookkeeping clerk who has an inherent talent to maintain a friendly, enthusiastic and customer service-oriented atmosphere, I am eager to contribute to the WinCo Foods team.

As the attached resume indicates, I am adept at the following areas:

• Balancing money transfer transactions and order receipts
• Verifying and preparing deposits and inputting sales and item counts
• Compiling and sorting documents such as invoices, checks and account statements using manual calculators and sophisticated technology
• Maintaining confidentiality of proprietary information and protecting company assets

Some other areas of my expertise include:

● Surveillance of loans and accounts● Payroll handling
● Check Cashing● Financial record keeping
● Attending Phone Calls● Transaction history maintenance
● Reconciliation● Receipt verification

If you are looking for precise and hard working bookkeeping clerk, I am your candidate. Please feel free to contact me at (000) 323-9656 if you need any information regarding my qualifications.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting with you soon.



Siam Kelly

Enc: Resume