May 12, 2002
Mrs. Donna Lang
Director of Human Resources
54 Bay Street
New York, NY 10020
Dear Mrs. Lang,
Re: Application for Tax Manager Position
I am writing in response to the job posting that was published in the US Tax Journal. I am currently working as a tax manager with Campbell Incorporated, but am looking for opportunities to go back to practising at an accounting firm.
I am highly motivated and possess a good understanding of the Income Tax Act. Specifically, I possess an in-depth knowledge of the foreign affiliate rules, FAPI and cross-border transactions. I believe that my experience working in-house for three years has allowed me to gain an inside perspective on how multinationals plan their operations, both from a business perspective and in order to minimize taxes. Further, I have maintained good relations with top management and am confident that I will be able to attract Campbell as a potential client.
I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and members of your team in person. I will be flying to New York next week and should be available from Tuesday to Friday. Thank you for considering my candidacy. I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours very truly,