All major corporate decisions are based on financial analysts’ research. Companies do not make any financial decisions such as mergers, acquisitions or investments without the feedback of financial analysts. Since these people are primarily responsible for interpreting financial data to determine what is best for a company, they are deemed as an extremely important part of any organization.

No matter what type of company is in question, a financial analyst handles a huge variety of tasks such as assistance with year-end closing of financial books and budget management. They are also actively involved in the general financial analysis of all departments such as marketing and research and development. Financial analysts who work for the stock exchange are required to analyze stock data in order to assist companies or individual investors in making sound investment decisions.

Entry level financial analysts will know all this in theory but will need to put in some time practicing data analysis. If you have just finished your degree and are raring to start a career as a financial analyst, the following cover letter example will help you apply for a first job.

Entry Level Financial Analyst Cover Letter No Experience


Selena Murdock

5 Dale Street, Sanford, ME 87366
(444) 444-4444, selena @ email . com

January 24, 2014

Mr. Sam Hale
Manager Human Resource
827 Pioneer Avenue
Sanford, ME 21410


Dear Mr. Hale:

As a proven self-starter with the ability to solve complex financial problems, I would like to be considered for the position of Financial Analyst at Kforce. I recently graduated from the University of Maine with a Masters in Finance and possess a great energy and knowledge to contribute to your bottom line.

Some os my key attributes that make me a strong candidate for a position with your company include:

✔ Well-versed in reviewing, analyzing and manipulating financial data
✔ Adept at making competitive analysis reports for comparative market purposes
✔ Demonstrated ability to take initiative for process improvement
✔ Strong skills in Excel, Access and PowerPoint

As part of my final year project, I did a financial research on Kforce. This activity has provided me with much insight into how your company’s financial department works. Additionally, I am impressed with the credit rating analysis procedures that your company follows as I find them innovative and highly workable in this extremely competitive business world.

It would be a great pleasure to give you complete information about my knowledge and qualifications in an interview. I will call you at the end of the week to arrange a meeting time that is convenient for you. Alternately, you can contact me at (444) 444-4444.

Thank you.



Selena Murdock

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