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Cover Letter – Staff Accountant Department Store – Position Eliminated

Mr. John Smith
Department Manager
ABC Company
1234 E. Main Street
Any Town, US 55555

Dear Mr. Smith:

I am very interested in joining an organization such as (name the organization). During my online research, I was very excited to learn about the current opening for a senior staff accountant, and feel my qualifications and your requirements are a good match. For your review, I have attached my resume for your consideration.

I offer twelve years of progressively senior level experience working in the back office of Maxie’s Department Store overseeing broad aspects of the company’s accounting function. With the recent merger, my Department is being downsized and my position will be eliminated the end of March.

As an addendum to my resume, the following represents the level of skill sets I have to bring to a position of senior staff accountant.

• Directing all aspects of $16.M in monthly financial transactions, from GL posting, account reconciliation, and account payables / receivables, to invoicing, billing, and payroll to coordination of month-end closings.

• Collaborating with cross-functional departments to facilitate the preparation and processing of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for management review.

• Identifying and implementing system and process improvements to streamline workflow, increase productivity and ensure accurate reporting.

• Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating a staff of 15-20 accounting personnel in all facets of the account function and special projects.

As there is much more to convey, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to learn more about your company, the requirements of the position, and how my qualifications would be a good fit.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration of my candidacy. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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