Auditor Cover Letter
Auditors review company records to determine their legality and validity. Typical Auditor duties include checking and analyzing data, determining financial risk, checking company accounts, making sure assets are safeguarded, generating reports, making recommendations, presenting findings to managerial staff, travelling to various sites, conducting interviews, identifying new opportunities, and communicating with stakeholders. Auditors can be internal or external – they can be employees of the company they’re auditing or they can be outsourced.
Our collection of cover letter samples for Auditor showcases the following desirable qualifications:
- Self-motivation and initiative
- Analytical thinking
- Working independently or as part of a team
- Business processes understanding
- Decision-making and sound judgment
- Reporting skills
- Computer proficiency
- The ability to work under pressure
- Flexibility and time management
- Adapting to changes
Comparable Auditor skills can be consulted in the cover letter example provided below.
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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.
Helen E. Newell
Sample cover letter for Full Time position at KPMG
My name is name and I am very excited to submit my application for full-time audit position at
the KPMG office in city. After thoroughly researching the requirements and experience needed to
succeed as a staff auditor, I am confidant that my accounting skills and determined personality
will make me a great fit for KPMG.
I first realized my passion for accounting while working as an intern at firm1, a local accounting
firm. Here I was first able to apply my academic knowledge of accounting to real world problems
in the office. Working with tax staff during busy season opened my eyes as to how proper
planning and a dynamic team environment could overcome even the most complex and
overwhelming topics. I learned to tackle problems head on but also to always look for the most
efficient method to solve the task at hand.
I was later given the opportunity to oversee the audit of the regulatory compliance program at
firm2, a $20 billion dollar institutional investment firm. Here I was thrilled to be working with
some of the most intelligent people I know on a project largely under my control. Our task was to
ensure that the transition between the legacy program and the new program comprehensively
addressed all relevant rules and regulations. Here I was given the authority to both create the
audit plan and to implement it, giving me insight into both the role of a staff accountant as well as
that of a manager. While at firm2, I discovered my passion for both financial services and
auditing. Due to the large amounts of financial data on hand, I was also able to hone my Visual
Basic for Application (VBA) skills in order to automate tasks like mass emailing and managing
large numbers of spreadsheets.
My passion for accounting as well as my ability and aspiration to understand clients and their
complex businesses align with KPMG’s goal of understanding a client’s business, risks, and
internal controls in performing assurance services. After comparing the background, education,
and personality needed to succeed as a staff auditor, I believe I am an excellent fit for KPMG’s
culture and philosophy.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to discussing this position further.
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