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Mary Smith

117 River Street
Homesville SA 2222
T: 06 8777 0000
M: 0444 444 444
E: msmith@email.com

[date]

Ms Louise Hanscleff

Bank Manager
Fleets Bank
500 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Dear Ms Hanscleff

Re: Project accountant position

I would like you to consider me for the role of project accountant with the top tier merchant bank as advertised on the employment.com website on 15 June.

I completed my Commerce degree with an accounting major in 2006 and am excited by the prospect of using this knowledge, and my natural passion for financial markets, to become a motivated member of your team.

For the last two years, I have been working in the settlements section of a major trading bank. In this role I have had to settle and balance the day's trading accounts over a variety of financial instruments, including government bonds and share market trades. All ledgers must be balanced by the end of the each day, which requires attention to detail under the pressure of tight deadlines. I work unsupervised but within a team environment.

Working under pressure with a motivated team within the financial markets is very satisfying. The financial markets have interested me since I first played the School StockMarket Game in Year 10, a competition in which my team finished in the NSW top twenty.

Besides my accounting major, my commerce degree included several subjects related to the financial markets including: pricing financial products, corporate governance and financial accounting systems.

With my successful work experience and academic qualification (credit average), I believe I will be a valuable addition to your company. I enclose my resume for your perusal and hope that if you have any questions that require clarification you will not hesitate to contact me at the above telephone numbers.

I should like to meet with you personally to discuss my candidacy further.

Yours sincerely

[sign here]

Mary Smith

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