Business analyst sample cover letter
121 Lyons Crescent
Matraville NSW 2400
0444 444 444
(02) 0000 3333
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.