Junior Auditor Cover Letter
Junior auditors support auditing teams in facilitating and completing full audit cycles. Customary work responsibilities include gathering data, preparing documents and reports, conducting research, and preparing audit findings. Strong complementary skills in basic accounting and financial management tasks are advantageous in this position, as are excellent communication, time management, and analytical talents and the ability to accurately manage large amounts of data.
Cover letters for this role often mention the following:
- Audit planning and coordination
- Data compilation and analysis
- Risk management
- Corporate governance
- Report generation and analysis
- Financial and tax planning
- Cost reduction and avoidance
- Project life cycle coordination
- Senior auditor support
- Team collaboration
- Client service
An example of a cover letter for a junior auditor follows below, detailing comparable skills, experience, and qualifications.
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Dear Ms. Gaither:
Upon review of your posting for a junior auditor, I hastened to submit my resume. With my strong understanding of auditing and general accounting principles gained throughout my educational and internship background, as well as my superior organizational and analytical skills, I feel confident that I would significantly benefit your company.
From achieving a strong knowledge of auditing strategies and financial planning operations to conducting research and analyzing reports, my background has prepared me to excel in this role. With a solid foundation in risk management and corporate governance, my communication and team leadership abilities position me to thrive in this capacity and make a significant and positive impact on your finance team.
Highlights of my background include:
- Graduating with a master’s degree in accounting (2017) and a bachelor of arts degree in finance (2015) from the University of Texas, Austin; attaining comprehensive knowledge of strategic financial planning, tax preparation, audit coordination, and general accounting principles
- Excelling in internship roles with McMahon Financial Associates and Copernicus Accounting; working with senior auditors to gather data, analyze documents, prepare audit findings, and evaluate risk while simultaneously supporting a range of general accounting and financial tasks
- Successfully saved a small business client of Copernicus ~$79,500 through skillful auditing and substantiation of expenditures
- Preparing financial and accounting-related reports and facilitating special projects while excelling within detail-oriented, deadline-driven environments
- Utilizing organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills to generate peak results
With my solid entry-level experience in auditing, accounting, and finance – coupled with my enthusiasm and dedication to achieving success – I believe I could swiftly surpass your expectations for this role. I look forward to discussing the position in further detail.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Edward D. Martinez