Cover letter for an auditor (5 samples)

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Page last updated: 18/10/2022

This blog post will show samples of “auditor cover letters.”

Samples of auditor cover letters

Auditors are responsible for verifying the accuracy of financial statements and ensuring that businesses are following the law. When writing an auditor cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Auditor cover letter”

“Dear Hiring Manager,

It is my pleasure to apply for the Auditor position at Flagship Engineering. As a trained accountant with a history of internal auditing, I believe that I would be a good fit for the role and an asset to your organization. My talents also include excellent communication skills that have helped me train dozens of accounting clerks and bookkeepers during my career.

I previously worked as an auditor for companies such as Centurion Medical and Crossover Software where I managed all internal accounting processes. This included reviewing all posted transactions, editing journal entries whenever necessary and coordinating external audits with independent accountants. During the past two years as the U.S. taxation laws changed, I completed over 300 hours of continuing education. Courtesy of that knowledge, I helped my former employer save over $5,000 in penalties and fees that would have been levied due to failure to report certain types of income.

I am very skilled with all accounting software as well as in-depth research that helps answer complex inquires and complete long-term projects. My experience is based on working with large teams and guiding new workers through a wide variety of auditing tasks. I also have a history of holding weekly seminars on the auditing principles that helped my former coworkers improve performance and complete tasks between 29 and 35% faster. I believe that I will be able to use my auditing experience and knowledge to help Flagship Engineering meet quarterly goals by facilitating the smooth operation of the auditing projects to which I am assigned.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I am excited to learn more about the Auditor position as well as the expectations at Flagship Engineering. I hope to receive a chance to interact with you in person, discuss my growth objectives and demonstrate my abilities.

Sincerely,

Jax Sampson”

Sample 2: “Auditor cover letter”

“Dear Mr. Ornelaz:

When I learned of Topaz’s need for an experienced Auditor, I felt compelled to submit the enclosed resume. As an experienced auditing manager with more than 11 years of experience directing all facets of financial audits, I am well positioned to exceed your expectations for this role.

From analyzing financial and tax reports to analyzing statements to ensure regulatory compliance, I excel in strategically leading all aspects of auditing and accounting operations to mitigate risk/loss. My additional success in driving teams to top performance levels—along with my dedication to boosting the bottom line—prepares me to make a significant impact on your organization.

Consider the following highlights of my experience:

Accurately and expeditiously performing financial statement analyses, compliance audits, data mining, and report preparation.

Driving all aspects of audit engagements and preparing audit plans by developing key risk assessment models.

Suggesting and implementing improved and highly efficient policies, procedures, and controls designed to maximize profitability and accuracy.

Excelling within time-sensitive, fast-paced atmospheres while resolving issues and motivating teams to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency.

With my experience in performing general auditing operations, combined with my inherent leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills, I am ready to provide outstanding service within your company. I look forward to discussing the position with you in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Helen E. Newell”

Sample 3: “Auditor cover letter”

“Mr. Logan Redd

Audit Protection Co.

86 Bag Lane

Lefthill

Cheshire

CH3 2FL

01/05/2019

Dear Mr. Redd,

Re: Open Audit Associate position at Audit Protection Co.

I came across your advert for an Audit Associate on your company’s website. I am a person who is particularly passionate about ensuring that companies are able to operate to the best of their ability. I firmly believe that I have the knowledge and capability to take up this role as an Auditor for your company, Audit Protection Co. My previous experience and audit legislation knowledge mean that I already possess the skills to start working for you immediately.

Back in 2017, I graduated from Surrey University with a degree in Accounting. Over the last couple of years since then, I have been employed with another Auditing company, while taking several short law courses alongside my full-time work. In my company position, I have travelled across the country to audit all manner of companies, big and small.

Thanks to these experiences, I am confident in the use of various Auditing software that is currently available, as well as Excel, as some companies prefer their data to be on a program that they’re familiar with. My auditing process is refined and streamlined.

I place great emphasis on attention to detail while I’m auditing for a company. My main goal is to improve the company’s efficiency and processes by boosting its productivity. From the job description that your company has provided, I believe that I more than possess the qualities that you’d be looking for in an experienced Auditor.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my credentials with you in greater detail. Please feel free to contact me any time via my mobile or email (as noted at the top of this letter).

Kindest regards,

Joshua Russelle”

Sample 4: “Auditor cover letter”

“I am excited to be applying for the Auditor position at Topdown Accounting. I believe the job duties listed align well with my skills. You need someone who is highly organized and effective and who can remain positive and pleasant under strict deadlines. I believe my experience and education serves me well for this role.

In my previous capacity as a Staff Accountant at Crunchtime Accounting, I accurately maintained multiple ledgers within Quickbooks while self-managing multiple projects and learning new concepts regularly under deadlines. I was responsible for compiling the company’s financial statements for the purposes of providing it to the auditor. I acted as the liaison between the external audit team and the internal accounting department.

I have also worked in several customer service roles over the years prior to receiving my post-secondary education, allowing me to develop excellent communication and conflict resolution skills. I am proficient in accounting software including, but not limited to, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and various other tax and accounting software.

Having worked on many teams and as a people-oriented person, I am very enthusiastic about the possibility to work with a diverse team while managing sole responsibilities as an Accountant. I welcome the opportunity discuss how my qualifications would be an asset to Topdown Accounting’s continued success. My resume is enclosed for your reference.”

Sample 5: “Auditor cover letter”

“Dear ABC,

I am writing to apply for the Auditor position that was recently advertised on your company website. I am confident that I have the skills and qualifications that you are looking for, and I believe that I would be a valuable asset to your team.

I have been working as an Auditor for the past three years, and during that time I have gained extensive experience in auditing financial statements, reviewing internal controls, and preparing reports. I am well-versed in auditing standards and procedures, and I have a strong understanding of accounting and financial principles. I am also proficient in using accounting software such as QuickBooks and Peachtree.

I am a highly motivated and results-oriented individual, and I am confident that I can exceed your expectations in this role. I am confident that I have the skills and qualifications that you are looking for, and I would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss this position further with you.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Your name”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of auditor cover letters

What are the requirements of being an auditor?

To get a job as an auditor, one must have;

  • Strong understanding of financial accounting and auditing principles. 
  • Be able to communicate effectively with clients and coworkers.

How do I write a cover letter for an assistant auditor?

“Becoming an Audit Assistant with your company is a huge step in reaching my career goals and I am sure that I will be a great asset to your company. I would like to thank you at this time for considering me for this position and I am confident that you will agree I have the skills needed to handle this job.”

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Citations

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/cover-letter-samples/auditor#:~:text=Dear%20Hiring%20Manager%2C,an%20asset%20to%20your%20organization.
https://www.jobhero.com/cover-letter/examples/accounting/auditor
https://pdf.wondershare.com/cover-letter/audit-cover-letter.html