Auditors are key members of any accounting team by investigating and verifying financial records and reports. Internal Auditors ensure the accuracy of data submitted to external Corporate Accountants (CPA Firms), the State Department of Revenue, and the IRS are 100% accurate.
Of course, Auditors aren’t exclusively used to verify accounting records.
Additional auditor titles include:
- Internal Auditor
- Field Auditor
- HIPAA Auditor
Auditors can be focused on accounting, ISO 9001 manufacturing, financial services, inventory, policy/regulation compliance, and so on.
For the sake of this post, I’m focused on financial auditing professionals.
In many ways, auditors are data geeks and sleuths. They question, evaluate, determine compliance, and verify based on information they uncover.
Outlook For Auditors
Professionals in auditing roles aren’t the highest paid in accounting; however, a salary range for auditors was around $70,000 in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Auditing jobs are expected to grow in the next 5-10 years.
Writing Your Cover Letter
When writing an auditor cover letter, keep in mind these key points.
First, what skills will be most important in your letter?
Avoid writing about unrelated job roles that don’t have much to do with your auditing career.
Second, what key bits about the hiring company can you mention in the letter?
Hiring companies prefer potential new hires to take an interest in the company’s well-being and happenings.
Cover letters haven’t changed much in the past 10-20 years.
They generally consist of four paragraphs and consist of one page.
When writing a cover letters, it’s best to take key notables from your resume and somewhat “repackage it” into your letters.
Example Cover Letter
MATHEW MANU 981 W 2nd Street, New York, NY 10004
(212) 821-5518 | [email protected]
City, State Zip
Good morning. This letter serves as my initial step to applying for the auditing and research job referenced at the ____ website. Motivated and accustomed to working for a demanding and nationally recognized company, I consistently set and maintain high standards for myself, including the auditing, report culmination, and the various financial tasks I’ve been assigned periodically over the years. Overall, I perform thorough research and oversee the collection of details to ensure finished reports and analyses are accurate and informative.
I am known by all who have worked with or for me as a personable and effective professional. Although your industry considers me somewhat an entry-level candidate, I bring a new public accountancy degree along with a nice scope of supervisory and departmental support abilities that make me a perfect fit for this job. In fact, my superiors have consistently recognized me for the outstanding performance of job duties and excellent support skills.
Mentioned in my resume, note a detailed list of abilities spanning throughout key financial areas, such as client support, profit, and loss analysis, accounting logistics, risk management, data verification, transaction processing … and, I can fill the role of assisting with investment-related tasks covering asset management, financial planning, and so on.
My proposed salary is between $__ and $__, depending on the benefits package offered. Of course, this amount is negotiable; however, please consider the wealth of possibilities that I’ll bring to the table coupled with the depth of my administrative, financial related and supervisory background.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Let’s meet to discuss your needs and those of your company, or to address areas of my background where you need clarification. You may reach me through email at [email protected].
I look forward to hearing from you.
Keywords & Key Phrases For Your Auditor Cover Letter
- Account Evaluation
- Risk Assessment/Identification
- Regulatory Compliance
- Risk Aversion
- Internal Controls
- Transaction Review/Verification
- Site Audits
- Analysis & Reporting
- Performance Improvements
- Action Planning/Completion
- Budget Auditing
- Statistical Data Audits
- Policy & Procedure Compliance
- Compliance Testing
- Continuous Process Improvements
- Fraud & Waste Investigations
- Legislative Compliance
- Inventory Counts
- Project Objectives/Scope
- Corrective Actions
- Operational/Financial Audits
- Data Analysis