2622 Rose Street
Burr Ridge, IL 61257
Sep 11, 2010
Mr. Kenneth Burke
The Berry Company
4698 Court Street
Saint Clair, MO 63077
Dear Mr. Burke,
I have a legitimate interest in the position of accounts payable specialist being offered by The Berry Company. I’m submitting this letter to convey some of my skills and special training that I believe makes me the perfect choice for the job.
To give you an idea of what I have to offer The Berry Company, I have:
•Spent more than 7 years working as an accounts payable specialist and assistant during which time I have gained knowledge which can only be acquired through experience.
•5 Years of experience processing transactions from invoices, purchases and expenses which has taught me ways to work faster and more efficiently.
•Learned how to interact with other professionals in such a way as to achieve goals while working in the best interest of everyone involved.
•Experience in general office duties, reviewing documents, ensuring proper authorization on all documents and using a variety of computer software programs proficiently such as, spreadsheets, MS Word and Excel.
I’m a self-motivated team player with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Brown University who believes in putting forth 100 percent at all times to help organization meet their long-term goals and achieve success. This is why I believe I would be an excellent choice for the open position of accounts payable specialist with your company.
I would greatly appreciate an opportunity to meet in person and share more of my experiences with you that make me an excellent candidate for the position at The Berry Company. You may contact me via email at [email] or by phone at (123)-311-1132 at your convenience.
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Sample Accounts Payable Cover Letter
October 23, 20XX
Mr. John W. Hirer
111 New Street
New York, New York 12345
RE: Accounts Payable Clerk Position
Dear Mr. Hirer:
With more than five years of solid accounting experience, I believe my qualifications are an exact fit for the accounts payable clerk position. I have expertise in the entire range of accounts payable functions and excellent hands-on skills in ACCPAC, Peachtree, and other accounting software programs that gives me a strong foundation to contribute to the success of XYZ, Inc.
Here is an overview of my key strengths that I am keen to bring to your company:
- Proven track record of exemplary performance of financial and administrative duties
- Strong experience in a broad array of accounting functions, ranging from preparing financial reports to maintaining general ledgers to remitting deductions and taxes to the relevant government agencies
- Consistently complied with the “zero-error" accounting policy of John Doe, Inc. during the last five years through attention to details and quality checks
- Outstanding ability to meet targets and to translate the notion “go the extra mile" into practice, always
- Recognized as self-learner – Gained proficiency in diverse software through self-learning, relying on manuals and on tutorials and forums on the web, saving the company thousands of dollars in training costs
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are among my other traits that would help me meet and exceed your position needs. These traits and my work ethics are the perfect ingredients to serve your company and further mold myself as “the person to rely on."
Thank you for your time. I will call you in the next few days to explore the possibility of an interview. It will be a great opportunity for me to explain how I can be an asset to your company. You are welcome to call me at 111-222-3333 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this position. I look forward to meeting you.
Jane M. Clerk
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