Bookkeeper Cover Letter Sample

Updated: September 9, 2020

The perfect bookkeeper cover letter allows you to tell your unique personal and professional story. Your resume lists the facts, but your cover letter is where you stand out from hundreds of other applicants. It’s where you share your point of view in your own voice. But how do you write a cover letter for a specific role? Use our bookkeeper cover letter sample below for suggested phrasing, structure, and content when you apply to an entry-level role. At the same time, remember that the example below is meant as a guide only. Your cover letter needs to reflect your individual academic and professional achievements.


Entry-Level Bookkeeper Cover Letter Sample


Frank Sullivan
100 Broad Street | Lancaster, NY 14086
555.555.5555 |

[Application Date]

Michelle Smith
Senior Partner
Northeast Financial Agency
101 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Dear Ms. Smith:

As a receipt wrangler, data-entry expert, and accounts management authority, I am excited to bring my bookkeeping skills to Northeast Financial Agency. With expertise in accounts payable/receivable, bank statement reconciliations, and general ledger management, I’ll help your clients run an audit-proof business, balance their budgets, and understand their key metrics of success. My last supervisor told me I was “a detective when it came to numbers, always willing to go the extra mile if something doesn’t add up.” I’ll bring the same dedication and accuracy to Northeast Financial Agency.

While completing my bachelor’s in accounting, I interned with Express Printing, Inc. where I quickly mastered QuickBooks for accounts management. Immediately after my bookkeeping internship, I was hired by Lancaster Animal Hospital, where I implemented QuickBooks to replace the hospital’s Excel-based accounting system. In my role as bookkeeper at the hospital, I successfully managed all bookkeeping operations while updating accounting protocols, resulting in more streamlined yearly auditing of all business accounts and a 20% reduction in processing of biweekly payroll.

With my extensive experience in accounting and my expertise in QuickBooks, I believe I would be an asset to Northeast Financial Agency. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Frank Sullivan




Tips on How to Write Your Bookkeeper Cover Letter

Now that you’re inspired, here are our top tips before you write your own cover letter:

  • Don’t rewrite your resume—tell a story and share your passion.
  • Nothing will get you eliminated from the application pool faster than typos.
  • Address your cover letter to a specific person, with their full name and preferred pronoun.
  • Numbers and details are your friend. Speak to what you did and why it matters.
  • Name dropping pays off, so mention anyone you know at the company.
  • It’s not all about you. Focus on how you’ll add value for the employer.

Don’t forget to read our accompanying bookkeeper resume sample here.