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Include These Assistant Controller Skills
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
- Master’s degree in Business Administration (not required)
- Passed CPA exam
- Advanced proficiency in Accounting software such as QuickBooks
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
- Knowledge of federal financial regulations and tax code
- At least 7-10 years Accounting experience
- Organization and planning skills
- Presentation skills
- Financial analysis skills
The following is a sample Assistant Controller cover letter that highlights some of these skills and accomplishments.
Dear Mr. Ryan,
I have recently learned of your search for an Assistant Controller, and I was inspired to submit my resume. As a CPA with 11 years of Accounting experience and three years of experience as an Assistant Controller, I believe I have the experience necessary to do well in your organization.
My professional experience as an Assistant Controller includes working under the supervision of a Controller to ensure the accuracy of the financials of Swype Digital. I am certain this experience has prepared me to thrive at Robinson Financial.
The following is a list of my most relevant skills and accomplishments
Earned Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Northwestern University
Passed CPA exam and has practiced as a CPA for eight years
Negotiated vendor contracts based on strategic budget forecasts
Prepared monthly P&Ls and reconciled outstanding accounts
Helped ensure employer passed their yearly audit the last three years
Besides these accomplishments, I believe it is my dedication to accuracy that makes me a good candidate. Even the smallest error can affect the bottom line, and that is something I take seriously. If you would like to learn more about me, then I would love to come in for an interview at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your consideration.