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Include These Finance Administrator Skills
- 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
Use the sample cover letter for Finance Administrator produced below as a guide for crafting your own.
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.