Bookkeeper cover letter

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Bookkeeper cover letter

Are you keeping an accurate record of your career achievements? You should be. To be considered for top bookkeeper jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a bookkeeper, or download the bookkeeper cover letter template in Word. 

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Bookkeeper cover letter template

Ned Jones
Sometown, DE 55555 | (555) 555-5555 |

November 20, 2017

Mr. Dean Ambrose
HR Manager
ABC Company
55 West St.
Sometown, DE 55555

Dear Mr. Ambrose:

With this letter and attached résumé, I hope to convey my strong qualifications for your bookkeeper position advertised on Monster.

My experience spans 20 years in various accounting roles, including 12 years of experience as a full-charge bookkeeper for my present employer (XYZ, Inc.) and prior service as an accounts payable (AP) specialist, accounting assistant and payroll clerk.

In all positions, I demonstrated attention to detail; organizational, analytical and computational skills; superior service delivery; and strengths in financial reporting. I developed a range of bookkeeping and accounting skills, such as:

  • AP and AR oversight (e.g., invoice management, collections, payments, PO verifications)
  • Research and rapid resolution of discrepancies
  • Vendor and supplier payments and EFT/ACH receivables
  • Multi-state payroll and benefits administration
  • Reconciliations (e.g., bank accounts, cash accounts and credit cards)
  • Vendor relations, communications and negotiations
  • Production of P&L, general ledger and budgeting reports

My diligent bookkeeping efforts have led to recovery of tens of thousands of dollars in overcharges, reversal of a history of inaccurate invoicing and acceleration of financial reporting and month-end close processes by up to 8 days.

My credentials include an associate’s degree in accounting (earned with honors) and experience using MS Excel, ERP and financial reporting software (MS Dynamics GP, JobOps, Peachtree, QuickBooks, Oracle and SAP).

You can reach me at (555) 555-5555 or I look forward to your response.


Ned Jones
Enclosure: Résumé