Financial analyst cover letter

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Financial analyst cover letter

As a financial analyst, your job requires strategic thinking as well as the communication skills needed to connect with your clients. To be considered for top financial analyst 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 financial analyst, or download the financial analyst cover letter template in Word. (You can also see all sample cover letters on Monster.)

Good news for you as a job seeker: Jobs for financial analysts are projected to grow by 11% (or 32,200 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, which is faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Geographically speaking, you'll find the highest level of employment for financial analysts in the following states: New YorkCaliforniaTexasIllinois, and Florida; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityChicagoBostonHouston, and Washington D.C.

When it comes to salaries, you can expect to earn a median wage of $84,300 per year, or $40.53 per hour, according to the BLS.

You can look for financial analyst jobs and junior financial analyst jobs on Monster.

Financial analyst cover letter template

Natalie O’Brien
Sometown, VT 55555 | (555) 555-5555 |

August 10, 2017
Mr. Joshua Hartwell
HR Coordinator
ABC Company
567 North Ave.
Sometown, VT 55555

Re: Financial Analyst, FP&A  |  Advertised on Monster

Dear Mr. Hartwell:

I am very interested in the financial analyst opportunity posted on Monster. As a financial analyst with a BS in finance and 12 years of diverse-industry experience, I excel at managing complex FP&A initiatives for publicly held companies and global, multimillion-dollar operations.

Valued as a decision-support partner by executives and boards of directors, I provide ad hoc analysis, data sourcing, research and financial modeling contributing to business transformations, including:

  • Structuring acquisition deals of up to $200M.
  • Providing financial and operational analysis contributing to approvals or rejection of business cases valued at up to $500M.
  • Benchmarking analyses giving employers tools to achieve a competitive advantage.
  • Fostering cross-departmental relationships and sharing trends with executive leaders to develop continuous-improvement solutions throughout the organization.

I also play a key role in refining models and reports that support forecast and budget processes. By “owning the data,” I am able to drive visibility into my employers’ revenue, expenses and functional operations and guide better decision-making.

If you are searching for a financial analyst armed with the vision and know-how to increase shareholder value, we should speak. You may contact me at (555) 555-5555 or



Natalie O’Brien
Enclosure: Resume

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