Financial Analyst Cover Letter

Financial Analyst Cover Letter Sample 1:

I am writing to express my interest in the Financial Analyst position you have posted. My attached resume highlights my broad range of experience and qualifications that closely align with the position description.

My accumulated experiences focus on my ability to gather data from a range of sources and apply that information to developing plans for both the short and long term in a variety of business segments. My work has included interacting with all levels in an organization, providing timely updates on key trending data, anticipating changes that may be needed to accomplish goals and utilization of a variety of software tools that have included advanced use of Excel and proprietary report-writing software.

In my position as Senior Financial Analyst Modeling & Planning, Treasury & Risk Management, at Cardinal Red University I was responsible for the development and use of a ten-year financial model used to analyze “what if” scenarios. Additionally, I completed a complex analysis that integrated data from a variety of sources to analyze the financial performance of each major offered by the university. This work took advantage of my data analysis skills, my ability to interact with the senior managers of the university, my ability to think strategically and anticipate the future needs of the university, my ability to work with very detailed data while keeping an eye on the bigger picture and having the skill to develop and give succinct, informational and actionable presentations. Cardinal Red University is undergoing a need for staff reduction and my position has been included in those that are being eliminated.

The position of Financial Analyst is attractive to me because it does require excellent analytical and thinking skills, the ability to communicate and your advertised need of having the ability to “operate effectively in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment”.I would appreciate an opportunity to learn more about your organization and the position of Financial Analyst.

Financial Analyst Cover Letter Sample 2:

I read with great interest your advertisement for a Financial Analyst. This would be a great step forward in my career path as I have accumulated 20 years in the accounting arena. An extensive background as a key member for firms both regionally and nationally, I would be bringing high level skills as well as the ability and willingness to travel as needed. Working within a high energy, dynamic environment would be a great fit for me as I have been in leadership positions with high visibility. I have attached my resume and would welcome the opportunity to discuss this placement. Consider the following as they relate to your industry:

  • Direct involvement with monthly management meetings and compilation of management dashboard analysis.
  • Capital project forecasting, detail revenue and expense planning.
  • Cost/benefit analysis, credit analysis, variance analysis, cash flow analysis, yearly budgeting and forecasting.
  • Extensive work with costing and overhead allocation as well as revenue recognition.
  • Audit coordination and compilation of schedules and work papers.
  • Reporting for internal and external clients.
  • Advanced command of Microsoft packages including Excel, Word, Power Point and Access, QuickBooks, as well as numerous ERP packages.

The attached resume is provided for your review. Excellent references are available upon request. I welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you during a personal interview.

Financial Analyst Cover Letter Sample 3:

Your posting for a Financial Analyst leads me to believe that you are looking for someone who is analytical and can handle multiple priorities, and who can also demonstrate independent thinking and decision making skills. For these reasons and more, I believe that I would make and excellent addition to your team.

As my resume indicates, I received my Bachelors Degree in Finance in August of 1999. I have working experience with all aspects of accounting, which include, but are not limited to, tax preparation, customer service & problem resolution, budgeting, financial analysis, general ledger, account reconciliations, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, and financial report creation. I have also performed bookkeeping duties for several business clients, and have an extensive working experience with a variety of accounting and business software programs. I strongly believe that my academic coursework and accounting experience would make me an outstanding candidate for the Financial Analyst opportunity with your organization!

Salary requirements are negotiable as I prefer a “quality of life” aspect that I feel that many others do not appreciate. I would be very much interested in setting up a time to speak with you personally to learn more about your business and objectives, and discuss ways in which I feel that I could help you fulfill those objectives.