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20 May 2011
Cumin & Stout Accounting & Finance
Level 7, 100 Banksly Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Re: Senior Financial Accountant position, Ref: F90111
I am writing to apply for the Senior Financial Accountant position advertised by Cumin & Stout Accounting & Finance. I am a qualified financial accountant with over five years of experience as a financial accountant at BND General Insurance Ltd. I am eager to move into a challenging position that will allow me to take more of a leadership role and progress my career.
I am a highly motivated individual with a broad financial accounting skill set. After completing my Commerce undergraduate degree, I was recruited in the Best Superannuation graduate program. This experience was invaluable to my career, giving me the opportunity to tackle a wide range of accounting responsibilities in an SME. This experience also inspired me to go on to study a Master of Professional Accounting while continuing to work as a full-time accountant, to really deepen my accounting skills and enable me to take on a management and leadership role in the business.
I have demonstrated strong analytical and organisational skills in my role at BND General Insurance, where I prepare and analyse the monthly financial reports and prepare budget forecasts, as well as provide advice on taxation, legislation and areas for further development. I have strong communication skills and have experience with reporting on business financial figures to management and stakeholders.
I have also developed strong leadership skills in my current position. After only two years with BND General Insurance Ltd, I was given the opportunity to support and mentor a small team of junior accountants. My volunteer work training and mentoring teenage boys with the Big Brother Basketball Program has also allowed me to further develop my communication and team-leading skills.
I am focused and highly analytical, with a sociable personality. I will bring to your organisation years of specialised experience, a natural aptitude for analysing numbers and a commitment to developing a positive team environment. Thank you for considering me for this position and I look forward to hearing from you.