If you have seen a Student Finance Officer – Administrator role that you would like to apply for then you need to have experience of dealing with people over the telephone, by email, face to face etc as in this role students on the campus will probably come to see you more than contact in any other ways.
You will need to have some previous finance experience combined with good administration skills to be able to advise students in a way to help them.
The below cover letter can help you in your application and act as a guide.
Cover Letter for Student Finance Officer
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
1st May 2014
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for a Student Finance Officer/Administrator
I have recently seen your advert for a Student Finance Officer/Administrator and would be very interested in applying for this role, please find enclosed my CV.
I have always had an interest in the finance world and always enjoyed working with numbers and feel that I have a head for figures. I have also got a solid background in administration and feel that combining the two would be an extremely interesting role.
I have had a lot of experience in customer services over the years and enjoy helping customers therefore I feel that I will be able to communicate well with the students on campus and provide advice, help and support to them.
I have excellent administration skills, am computer literate and pick up new systems quickly. I feel that I am accurate in my work and always ensure that my work is completed to a high standard. I would like to continue my career with some element of finance and this role sounds very suited to my skills and knowledge.
Please find attached my CV detailing my experiences and skills. If you have any interest in my skills and have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer anything you may wish to know. I am also able to attend an interview at short notice.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.