One of the worst cover letter writing fails that can happen is too much information, gelled too closely together. So instead of writing one long paragraph, slice your cover letter in several small ones. This way, you will be able to get your point across in a clear manner, without seeming as if you have a cluttered thought process.
As far as how much a finance clerk cover letter should be detailed, there are some things that should be clear in your head before you start. The first thing is to understand the job description. Since most companies use automated systems to figure out if the job application is worth anything, the importance of using the right words from the job description is high on the scale. Furthermore, make your cover letter employer-centered and you can basically say hello to a new job!
Highlight the skills and benefits that you intend to provide to the company and emphasize your interest in it by showing that you have done preliminary research about the company. Use information from the resume to show the employer your strengths but never repeat any information. Keeping these things in mind, you should be able to produce a cover letter like this:
85 Thomas Street
Memphis, TN 10241
stephen @ email . com
June 5, 2016
Mr. Patrick Lodge
9563 W Trophy Way
Memphis, TN 07402
Dear Mr. Lodge:
After obtaining my degree in finance from the Tennessee State University, I was immediately hired as a finance clerk at Six Flags, where I was given the responsibility of processing transactions, resolving old accruals and handling invoices and pending payments. Since my exposure to financial work (at the clerical level) is so diverse, I can safely claim that I am the perfect person to be hired as a finance clerk at ACT Consulting.
Specifically, my qualifications include:
• Proficiency in verifying that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures
• Expertise in preparing, verifying and processing invoices and coding payment documents
• Highly skilled in preparing manual checks for vendors and suppliers, and maintaining lists of accounts receivables and payables
• Deeply familiar with completing casual payroll functions and maintaining filing systems for all financial aspects of the organization
With great insight into basic bookkeeping procedures and demonstrated expertise in maintaining general ledgers and payroll functions, I do not doubt my ability to be a positive contributor to your organization. I am eager to meet with you discuss this further. I will call you within 10 days to arrange a meeting. Until then, please feel free to call me at (000) 666-1412 for any further information required.