(Name of Hiring Manager, Title)
(Name of Company)
(City, State, Zip)
Dear (Mr. or Ms.) (Last Name),
I wanted to apply for the position of staff accountant in the accounts payable department. You will find me to be a hard-working team player with an ability to follow direction and learn new systems.
In my past experience at Applied Accounting, I became familiar with accounting principles and laws and regulations. My duties included ensuring timely payment of vendor invoices, maintaining files and reports, and assisting with the preparation of audit requests. Due to my excellent verbal and written skills, I was frequently the “point person” in contacting vendors to resolve discrepancies on billing or shipping.
I understand the deadline-oriented environment and am willing to adjust my schedule to meet the busy end-of-month rush.
My resume is enclosed, along with references from a trusted colleague and a vendor. (My supervisor is unaware I am job hunting and I appreciate you maintaining my confidentiality.)
I look forward to talking with you in more detail about the position and I will follow up with you shortly.