Staff Accountant

Date: June 1, 200-
Subject: Staff Accountant Position

Dear Mr. Cummings:

It was a pleasure meeting you at the alumni luncheon last Monday, and how kind of you to offer your assistance with my job search for a new and challenging accounting position. As you suggested, by following the instructions on the handout you provided I did register for and now have access to the online posting system and electronic alumni directory. Any additional assistance, advice, or referrals would be most welcomed.

As detailed in my attached resume (now uploaded to the system), during the past three years, I have been employed as a staff accountant with Other Corporation, with responsibility for maintaining financial statements and monthly closings and preparing financial reports using Excel. Prior, while attending college, I held part-time accounting and office-support positions of increasing responsibility, in areas ranging from auditing to accounts payable in corporate and nonprofit environments.

If you know of any corporation in need of an experienced accountant, in addition to those now posting on Any College's online system, I would appreciate your letting me know. Yes, the idea of contacting all past on-campus recruiters was a good one, and I look forward to receiving the listing from you. In addition, I will of course begin to network with other alumni in the accounting field to conduct, as you called it, “a proactive networking blitz.” Again, thank you for speaking with me and for offering to assist me with my job search. I look forward to continued phone and e-mail communications.

Chris Smith
123 Any Street
City, ST 12345
(555) 555-5555

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