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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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