Chief Financial Officer Cover Letter
This senior-level applicant wanted a finance executive position that encompassed all areas of finance and not just treasury operations (his most recent position). He was successful in reaching his goal.
Sample Chief Financial Officer Cover Letter
February 8, 2010
123, X Street, Y Avenue,
Dear Mr. Anderson:
Perhaps your company could benefit from a strong chief financial officer with a record of major contributions to business and profit growth.
The scope of my expertise is extensive and includes the full complement of corporate finance, accounting, budgeting, banking, tax, treasury, internal controls, and reporting functions. Equally important are my qualifications in business planning, operations, MIS technology, administration, and general management.
A business partner to management, I have been effective in working with all departments, linking finance with operations to improve productivity, efficiency, and bottom-line results. Recruited at The Southington Company to provide finance and systems technology expertise, I created a solid infrastructure to support corporate growth as the company transitioned from a wholesale-retail distributor to a retail operator.
Recent accomplishments include the following:
- Significant contributor to the increase in operating profits from less than $400,000 to more than
- Key member of due diligence team in the acquisition of 25 operating units that increased
market penetration 27% and gross sales 32%.
- Spearheaded leading-edge MIS design and implementation, streamlining systems and procedures that dramatically enhanced productivity while cutting costs.
A "hands-on" manager effective in building teamwork and cultivating strong internal/external relationships, I am flexible and responsive to the quickly changing demands of the business, industry, and marketplace. If you are seeking a proactive finance executive to complement your management team, I would welcome a personal interview. Thank you for your consideration.
Very truly yours,