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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Accenture


Software developer

I am a graduate student of Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics. I have come across a Research Officer vacancy with the FSSC through the School’s Career Service and would be much obliged if you were to consider the attached CV in response.

Through my graduate studies in Accounting and Finance at the LSE, I have become familiar with the financial services sector, its crucial significance to the UK economy and the regulatory framework it must conform to.

I can blend these insights with a profound understanding of the strategic planning, acquisition and development of skills by organisations, as well as the economic and regulatory aspects of labour markets, obtained during my graduate studies in Human Resou rce Management in Athens. All of this is held together by an economist’s analytical rigour, and supported by strong research skills practiced throughout my academic education. Finally, I hope to bring into the role of Research Officer what I have gained in my five years of serving the Greek debating community as one of its most active debating coaches and tournament organisers: expert communication skills; the ability to establish and develop relationships; to recognise the information needs of multiple stakeholders and serve them uncompromisingly to the highest standard; finally, the ability to stay on top of issues through structured, daily research.

I am enthusiastic about working for the FSSC because I see this opportunity as a crucial step in my development as a professional, a deeply challenging appointment and one which will enable me to make a positive impact with my work. As a professional, I expect to profit from integrating my knowledge of HR and Accounting and Finance: I believe important insights lie at the interface of these two disciplines that can only be brought out by involving oneself with strategic skills planning on a macro scale. I am grateful for my wide and thorough education, but it can only take me so far.

With regard to the challenge involved, I expect that the high expectations of the FSSC’s stakeholders will energise me and the people I will be working with to realise our potential. Finally, I find that to contribute to the efficiency, good governance, quality of service and growth of the financial sector, as the FSSC ultimately aspires to do, will be to render a service to society that I can be proud of.


It is my hope that the information I have provided will convince you to consider my application. I will be in touch with you soon to further discuss my prospects with the company.


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