Below are sample financial analyst cover letters to be enclosed with the applicant’s resume. It should be not more than one page, written in formal, business-style and sent by certified mail, so the applicant gets confirmation that it has been received.
Two weeks after the HR director has received the letter, the applicant should call to follow-up the status of their application.
Sample 1 – Financial Analyst Cover Letter
Name of Applicant
Address of Applicant
City, State, Zip Code
Human Resources Director’s Name
City, State, Zip Code
Dear HR Director’s Name,
I would like to apply for the position of Financial Analyst to assist with the company’s efforts in sustainable living that is advertised on your website. I would consider it a privilege to work for your company because I have been following its strides in the field of sustainable living for the past five years.
I believe my experience can be of benefit to your efforts. I understand that your company is looking for self-directed, enthusiastic employees who understand deadlines, and I can honestly say that describes me perfectly.
I have been doing financial analysis for a small construction company, Name of Company, in Name of City that is focusing on building environmentally friendly homes.
I have done labor and material cost effectiveness as well as budget forecasting for sustainable and low carbon footprint products in the construction industry. I believe my expertise in this field can help your company be a corporate leader in reducing global warming.
I have worked with several teams for various projects including sustainable wood, HVAC systems and bathroom and kitchen fixtures and have been the team leader for the past year. I believe it is time for me to move on to a more challenging position and will welcome learning new financial models and software.
Please view the enclosed resume where you can see my qualifications. I will be grateful to have the opportunity to meet with you in the near future, to discuss the job and answer any questions you have. If you require any further information, please contact me at Name@email.com or at 555-123-4567.
Thank you for your time and attention to my application.
Signature of Applicant
Printed Name of Applicant
1699 Chalk Street, Apt. 445
San Francisco, CA 54109
February 23, 2019
199 Accounting Street
San Francisco, CA 54100
Dear Ms. Walters:
I am submitting my resume in response to the recently advertised Financial Analyst position at ABC Financial. I believe that my training and experience closely match your requirements and my additional qualifications in accounting will make me an asset to your company.
Some key points that are relevant to this Financial Analyst position include:
- Created accurate quarterly financial forecasts using both proactive communication and data-driven modeling techniques that drive business decisions
- Supported the creation of an annual Operating Plan that aligns with strategic initiatives
- Prepared consolidated financial results, such as P&L’s, on a monthly basis
- Performed ad-hoc analyses that supported management in developing initiatives to drive growth and margin improvements
- Developed new analytical packages and executed improvements in overall FP&A processes in order to simplify and enhance the company
I am convinced that my commitment to excellence and the ability to function as an integral part of a team would allow me to make a valuable contribution to the tradition of excellence at ABC Financial. A challenging environment such as yours will give me the opportunity to make the best use of my skills and experience as a Financial Analyst.
I would welcome the opportunity to interview for this position and discuss how I can fulfill your financial analyst needs. Please contact me via phone or email to arrange a mutually convenient time and date for us to meet.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.