Finance Administrator Cover Letter
Finance Administrators are responsible for overseeing and managing a business’ accounts, as well as investment activities. The duties of this finance professional are numerous and varied, from setting financial goals to drafting and implementing budgets to overseeing expenditure to producing financial statements to preparing tax documents. Considering the importance played by a Financial Administrator and the highly accountable position this is, anyone intending to fulfill this role should have outstanding numeracy skills, solid accounting experience, have a good eye for details and be an effective communicator. In addition to these capabilities, employers require applicants to have a Bachelor’s degree in the related field of finance or accounting.
Job descriptions for Finance Administrators highlight the following common skills and requirements:
- Analytical thinking skills
- Read and prepare different types of financial statements of a company
- Leadership abilities
- Time management and organizational skills
- Problem-solving abilities
- Degree in a financial field
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Dear Mr. Clerkwell,
I am writing in response to the ad for a Finance Administrator at Bayport Holdings as advertised in this week’s edition of Financial Recruitment Times. In addition to this cover letter, I have attached my updated resume that details my experience and skills. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance and am also certified in Sage 50 Accounts as well as am a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Excel. I meet all the criteria for this position outlined in the job description and am well skilled to handle the responsibilities associated with this role.
My professional work experience of four years as a Finance Administrator at Parkhurst Corporate Solutions has provided me with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of creating and filing tax documentation, preparing financial statements and reports as well as putting together budget plans. I was also tasked with managing accounts, handling payroll and maintaining the expenses spreadsheets. I am a highly analytical Finance Administrator with excellent problem-solving skills. I have also demonstrated good management and organizational skills.
My work experience highlights some accomplishments that speak of my suitability for this position:
- Served as lead for all financial, administrative services for clients
- Drew up an accounting department standard operating procedures manual
- Developed and maintained complex data bases and produced reports for performance meetings
- Managed a more than $30M book of business and administered $250K budget
- Lowered operating costs by 20% and upgraded payment processing time by 50%
My references show that I can meet deadlines and execute all administrative tasks with a high degree of accuracy. I believe these and my exceptional literacy and numeracy skills will prove an asset to Bayport Holdings. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss the Finance Administrator position and my candidacy with you in further detail. Thank you for your time.