When you are applying for a job in finance, be sure to follow the instructions in the job posting exactly. If a cover letter is required, make sure yours is a good one. It can help to look at a sample of an entry-level finance cover letter to help you know what to include. It’s also helpful to review resume examples so you can see how yours compares. The following is an example of a cover letter for an entry-level finance position.
When you're applying for an entry-level job that doesn't require significant work experience, include information on the related courses you've taken, any internships you've done, and the finance skills you've gained while in college.
It's important to be specific and to take the time to match your qualifications to the job description. The closer the match, the better your chances will be of getting picked for an interview. Here is an example of a cover letter for a finance position, followed by a sample resume.
Sample Cover Letter for an Entry-Level Finance Position
This is a cover letter example for an entry-level finance position. Download the entry-level finance position cover letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.
Sample Cover Letter for an Entry Level Finance Position (Text Version)
123 Main Street, Anytown, CA 12345
September 1, 2018
ABC Investment Partners
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321
Dear Mr. Lee,
I am very interested in the entry-level position that is available at ABC Investment Partners. I recently graduated from XYZ University College and am actively seeking employment with firms in the San Francisco area. My courses in investments, finance, and business have given me a solid base upon which I plan to build my career.
During my college internships, I dealt with a variety of budgets and conducted market research while handling numerous administrative duties. The experience allowed me to learn important skills and to develop the confidence needed to succeed in a competitive environment.
I have enclosed my resume for your review. Thank you for your time and consideration.
It would be a pleasure to interview with you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Signature (hard copy letter)
Sample Finance Resume
This is an example of an entry-level finance resume. Download the resume template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.
Sample Finance Resume (Text Version)
123 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 24680
Building solid investment strategies for a broad range of clients
Analytical and detail-oriented emerging professional positioned to excel in a challenging entry-level finance position requiring solid knowledge of investment strategies and international financial markets.
Computer skills include:
- Sage 50 Accounting
- PrevisionEPM Financial Reporting
SECOND STREET BANK, Little Rock, Ark.
TELLER (January 2018—Present)
Concurrent with education, gaining practical experience for an established banking firm. Provide first-class customer service to clients and handle cash transactions with 100 percent accuracy.
FRANK FINANCIAL SERVICES, Little Rock, Ark.
INTERN (September 2017—December 2017)
Structured, researched, and presented individual and group case studies of corporate financial structures, futures markets, commodities pricing, and trading strategies.
PREMIUM TAX SERVICES, Rye, New York
INTERN (January 2017—April 2017)
Assisted with filing tax returns for clients.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK, Little Rock, Ark.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, 2018
Relevant coursework included:
- Financial Econometrics
- Corporate finance
- Asset pricing
SOUTHERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Little Rock, Ark.
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management, 2016
Sending an Email Cover Letter and Resume
If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:
Subject: Job Title - Your Name
Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation.