Each accounting position that you apply for, should be given the benefit of “originality”. So if you are applying to 3 different companies, you cannot send them the same cover letter – even if the position is the same. Create different cover letter for different positions.
Use language that borders on professional and casual. Too much of either can put the hiring manager off. You need to be able to keep a balance. Do not make jokes. They won’t be appreciated. And do not sound too formal.
Following is a sample application cover letter for fresh accounting Graduates. You may use and modify this version before sending it.
24 Example Street
New York, NY 01258
April 27, 2017
Mr. John Smith
11 Some Ave
New York, NY 02698
Dear Mr. Smith:
I am writing to apply for Accounting Assistant position at ABC Organization that I viewed on your website today. I am very interested in pursuing my accounting career working in audit department. I am eager to deliver my knowledge and skills through the position you are offering.
I recently obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from NY State University. As a graduate in Accountancy, I know the importance of keeping myself up-to-date with a variety of new technologies that would let me to succeed at your firm.
From your ad, I can see that you are in search of candidates who have outstanding computer skills. I am expert in word processing, spreadsheets, internet and email application and databases.
I have enclosed my resume for your consideration and to give you detailed description of my educational qualifications and knowledge. I look forward to meeting with you and further talk about my skills which are relevant to your requirements. I will contact you next week to discuss the possibility of an interview. In the mean time I can be reached at (000) 989-7656.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Enc. Resume and Recommendation Letter