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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Donnelly and Co. LLP


Student Training Position

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to express my interest in a position with your firm as a Coop Accounting Student. I am currently enrolled in the CPA Bridging Program with the University of Lethbridge on the Edmonton Campus, fulfilling all the requirements to enter the CPA Professional Education Program. While it is early in my accounting career, I am eager to use my strengths, skills and keen willingness to learn and contribute on behalf of you and your clients. Please accept this letter and the attached resume and transcripts as my application to join your team.

My enthusiasm in working for Donnelly & Co. LLP is driven by my keen interest in taxation, which I know your firm is providing as a core service to its clients. The mix, and high quality of services offered in assurance, taxation and accounting, makes your firm an excellent place for me to pursue my learning and professional career goals. In addition, the high level of specialization and interaction of Donnelly & Co. LLP partners in working with and mentoring different levels of staff inspires me to want to be a part of your organization.

My background involves bookkeeping experience, and accounts receivable processing. In my last employment supporting the company controller, I was responsible for analyzing accounts receivable aging reports of a subsidiary, to forecast the sales of approximately one hundred eighty clients, with my suggestions to reorganize the purchasing and shipping coding system resulting in reduced the financial exposition by more than fifteen percent.

My interest in taxation has now guided my decision to explore different areas and approaches with respect to tax efficiency planning. I personally enjoy applying my knowledge to every day practical situations and have practiced my skills outside of my studies. To expand my experience I have taken initiative to file personal tax returns for the public by volunteering at the CPA Tax Clinic, and have organized the Tax Clinic at my University for two consecutive years. Both experiences gave me also the opportunity for further practicing my skills with ProFile Tax Software. My demanding academic degree, combined with my extracurricular activities and leadership roles, including the role of President of the Accounting Club of the University, have improved my time management, organization skills and ability to thrive under pressure.

I am confident that my strong work ethic, goal-oriented and client-focused attitude, and compassionate disposition will enable me to make a valuable contribution to Donnelly & Co. LLP. I look forward to meeting with you for an interview to further discuss my suitability for this position. Thank you for your consideration of my application.


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