Internal Auditor Cover Letter
Internal Auditors monitor control, management, and governance processes in an organization. Internal Auditors are employees of the organization they control and are responsible for performing the full audit cycle. Typical job duties of an Internal Auditor include: establishing internal audit scope, analyzing accounting documents, attending meetings, analyzing business processes, providing guidance to managers, writing reports that highlight issues, assessing management interventions, and maintaining communication with managers and audit committees.
Based on our selection of example cover letters for Internal Auditors, the most sought-after skills for this job are:
- Knowledge of accounting principles and databases
- Attention to details
- An investigative nature and observation spirit
- Analytical thinking
- Sound judgment and decision-making
- Integrity and confidentiality
- Computer competences
- Effective communication
- Good presentation skills
- Time management
Beneath is provided a sample Internal Auditor cover letter highlighting similar qualifications.
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Dear Ms. Martins:
When I learned of Kelper & Garrison’s need for an Internal Auditor, I felt compelled to submit the enclosed resume. As an experienced auditing manager with more than 13 years of experience directing all facets of internal audits—as well as complementary expertise in general accounting operations—I am well positioned to exceed your expectations for this role.
From analyzing financial reports and ensuring regulatory compliance to identifying mismanagement of funds and analyzing business risks, I excel in strategically directing all business aspects to facilitate internal audit execution. My demonstrated success in driving teams to top performance levels—along with my dedication to mitigating risk and waste—prepares me to make a significant impact on your accounting team.
Consider the following highlights of my experience:
- Driving all aspects of internal audit engagements and preparing audit plans by developing key risk assessment models.
- Accurately and expeditiously managing financial statements and analyses, evaluating internal controls, and providing technical guidance to auditing staff.
- Recovering more than $890K by identifying and rectifying errors in contract billings and SMO reports.
- Suggesting and implementing improved and highly efficient internal accounting 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.
- Earning an MBA in 2003 from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2001.
With my experience in performing comprehensive internal 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.
Jennifer E. Hall
You see a job posting that sounds like a perfect match for you. But the post doesn't say who the employer is. To apply for the job, you have to send a resume and cover letter to a recruiter. You've got your resume ready. Now, what about the cover letter?
Writing a good cover letter to a recruiter — instead of the hiring employer — can be a challenge, especially if you don't want to send a boring form letter.
Take a look at this cover letter sample for an Audit Associate. It's written in response to a recruiter's job posting, which didn't give the employer's name. Notice how Fran (not her real name) did a great job of showing enthusiasm for the job, despite the lack of info about who she would be working for.
Cover Letter Sample to a Recruiter for an Audit Associate Job
In this cover letter example, you'll see two things crossed out. Right after the letter, I explain why I made those edits. Here you go...
As someone who is passionate about keeping up with the ever-changing audit requirements and legislation, I believe I have the ability to take up the role of an Audit Associate, as advertised on ____.com. Inspired to solve new challenges facing the audit field, I look forward to the satisfaction gained from accomplishing the difficult assignments this role would offer.
I earned a Diploma in Accountancy at ___ University. Coursework such as Decision Support with Spreadsheets and Enterprise Accounting Applications has developed my fundamental skills and knowledge to use Microsoft Excel and Accounting software to streamline the audit process.
As a former Logistics Administrative Assistant, I placed great emphasis on meticulous attention to details and improving efficiency through office software and processes that boosted productivity. As a Customer Service Ambassador, I employed my interpersonal and multitasking skills to resolve problems in a very fast-paced environment.
From your description of the qualities needed for an Audit Associate, I believe my credentials align well with what you are seeking. I have enclosed my resume with this letter for your reference.
I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss my credentials in greater detail. I will be available to start work anytime after January 30th. You can contact me at XX or via email at XX @unknown.com to arrange for an interview.
How to Make a Good Cover Letter Even Better
Thank you for sharing your sample cover letter for a recruiter. It’s very good. I have only two comments to make it a bit better.
1. Start your letter with “Dear Recruiter” instead of Dear Sir/Madam. "Dear Sir/Madam" is very old-fashioned and just isn't used anymore in the professional world.
2. If this cover letter is in the body of an email, the statement “Application for the Position of Audit Associate” would be a good subject line. In that case, do not put it at the start of your cover email. If your letter is being sent as hardcopy or as a Word attachment to an email, put that statement below the inside address and above “Dear Recruiter.” It would look like this.
Re: Application for the Position of Audit Associate
As someone who is passionate about... (followed by the rest of your cover letter).
Best of luck to you, Fran!
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