If you have recently seen a position for a Bookkeeper advertised, then you will have some previous experience in dealing with a company’s accounts and managing their invoices going out and coming into the business and making sure that the books are accurate and balance.
You will need to be good with numbers and have a mathematical mind towards your work. You will also need to be able to concentrate for long periods of time with detailed information without mistakes.
Starting salaries for Bookkeepers can be around £19,000 to £21,000 a year. Experienced bookkeepers can earn up to £25,000 a year.
Senior bookkeeping staff can earn up to £28,000 a year or even higher salaries.
If you are looking for some help on a covering letter, please see the below example:
Bookkeeper Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of Bookkeeping
I would like to apply for the role of Bookkeeper within your company and saw your advert in (where) and (when).
I have always been good at working with mathematical figures and numbers and I am able to concentrate for large periods of time calculating information. I feel that with the experience that I have gained in the past that I would be able to collate all the relevant information and ensure that the books balance well.
I have also had some involvement in invoicing and credit notes and general accounting practices and could help where necessary in a busy accounts department.
I am organised and thorough in my work, I pay great attention to detail and I like to double check all my work to make sure that I have not missed something important.
I am happy working as part of a team or on an individual basis and appreciate due to the nature of my role that I may need to work on my own to ensure that I can concentrate fully on the tasks in hand.
I have enclosed my latest CV for you to see my skills and experience in detail. Should you be interested in my skills and experiences please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.
Good luck with writing your covering letter.