Finance and Accounting : The Cover Letter

It is no longer mandatory to send a traditional cover letter along with your CV. Do so only if it is required or you consider it to be appropriate. Most of the time, an e-mail with your CV as an attachment will suffice. The body of your e-mail should be a short, informal cover letter.

A cover letter should be specific and concise, no longer than one page. You must include your career objectives in relation to the position, what interests you about the proposed tasks and a short summary of your experience and skills.

First name Last name

7892 Xxxx Street 

Vancouver, BC  V6E 2K3


April 6, 2006

Re: Application for tax accountant position

Enc. CV

Ref.: 5622332np

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am pleased to apply for the position of tax accountant advertised by your company. 

During my five years of experience in corporate tax management, I developed an expertise in fiscal regulations for limited partnerships and sales taxes. I am skilled at managing priorities, and have an excellent ability to work under pressure and follow up multiple files. Having occupied many supervisory positions, I have learned to manage a team diplomatically and efficiently. 

Your job offer is perfectly in line with my career objectives, as I now wish to focus more on tax planning. 

I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss my interest in this position, and look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Yours truly,


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