19 January 2010
ABC Recruiting Solutions
240 George St
Sydney NSW 2000E
Dear Mr Smith
Re: Business Analyst position, Ref: 655FF
I write in response to your advertisement in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald for the position of Business Analyst. I wish to apply because the role represents an ideal next step in my career, and I believe I am an excellent candidate for this position.
I am currently employed as a Senior Business Analyst at Clover Financial Services, however I wish to move to a larger organisation in order to make use of the skills I have acquired in my three years at Clover and from my recent completion of a Graduate Diploma of Finance.
Through a range of tasks I have developed extensive experience with business analysis in both superannuation and mortgage products using the Fund Accounting system. I have also had experience working with the HiPortfolio system across all sectors of business analysis.
I have been responsible for generating functional specifications and requirements analysis. For example, last year I planned and implemented a superannuation program for a retail firm for which I was commended by the client for my efficient work and viable technical recommendations. I have excellent project management skills built upon a strong knowledge and understanding of technical and financial accounting.
My strong IT and technical skills, gained while studying and working on my projects mean I am able to advise and assist the technical teams with development decisions and processes.
I am a dedicated team player who enjoys the company and support of my peers while being able to manage my priorities and work with minimal supervision. I have strong communication skills – my day-to-day job involves communicating complex data with the technical team and breaking down this information for clients and stakeholders.
My analytical and problem-solving skills are well developed. Working on a complex fund accounting project in 2008, I demonstrated these abilities when I identified and resolved issues in the project plan prior to start date. In all my projects I have always approached problems in a logical manner to find the best solution.
Most of all, I am a committed professional with the skills and attributes the job requires, and a strong determination to achieve an excellent outcome for my employer. I hope to have the opportunity to discuss this more with you at an interview.