Sandra Mills, CPA
120 Millross Avenue • Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4K7 • 419-555-8889
September 23, 2015
Re: Senior Accountant
Dear Hiring Manager,
After collaborating with PricewaterhouseCooper’s alumni tax superstars, I was intrigued by their excitement in Canadian start-ups and commitment to excellence no matter the complexity of the project. This has inspired me to apply for a Senior Accountant position with Private Company Services. PwC has a world-class reputation as a Fortune 500 firm and I believe I could continue to learn and grow but also share my passion for finance within a workplace culture that embraces innovation and technology.
After reading the job posting, I immediately recognized that my skills, education and experience match the job requirements. I possess executive attention to detail and an ability to solve complex problems while successfully managing an entire back office and full cycle accounting of over 10 companies while at Scalability Inc. I pride myself on being highly flexible and having the ability to juggle multiple reporting deadlines, payrolls, and various tax compliances. As a result of these achievements, I was promoted to Junior Manager after my first year of employment at Scalability Inc.
I excel at providing exceptional communication when working with all individuals; from techie CEOs to VC investors. My personal attributes of being an insightful, balanced co-worker and who brings a fact-based approach to discussions has helped shape the final strategy through identifying and resolving complex accounting issues, reviewing of financial health, and developing a wide range of business and financial objectives. Meanwhile internally, I provide exemplary leadership, innovation and technical skills when training team members on best practices and researching safe and effective methods to link cloud technology with traditional software-based accounting.
I believe I am an excellent match for this position at PwC. More importantly, I share in PwC's vision, values and passion of growing together within small and medium-size businesses. I look forward to the possibility of discussing my qualifications with you and how I can contribute to PwC. I have attached my resume for your review.
I would like to follow up within the next 10 days to discuss the possibility of scheduling a meeting. Thank you for your precious time and consideration of allowing me to join this dream team.