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When sending applications to potential employers, it is very important that you accompany it with a cover letter.

The main purpose of a cover letter is to give the employer additional information on your qualifications.

A common mistake by job applicants is repeating the same information provided in the cover letter on the CV. On this note, we will review how to write an effective cover letter indicating your salary details.

It is important that you know the right place to indicate your salary expectations in a cover letter.

Based on the information, here is a sample cover letter with salary details.

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Accountant Sample Cover Letter With Salary Expectations

Michelle Wanjiku,
P.O Box 4522-00100
18th August 2017

The Human Resource Manager,
Advance Technologies Limited
P.O Box 6522-00100

Dear Sir

Re: Application For The Post Of An Accountant

As a highly trained accountant, I hereby submit my application with confidence that my background aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking.

For the past two years, I have been working with Malezi bank as an Assistant Accountant tasked with preparing monthly and annual financial statements and reports in an accurate and timely manner.

You mentioned that you are looking for someone with analytical, technical and logical approach to problem solving. My experience has presented me with a diverse range of skills which have enhanced my problem solving expertise while effectively working with a variety of different people. Based on my qualifications, I am certain that I am the right candidate for the job.

As per your request, my current salary is Ksh35,000 gross with medical benefits. I am therefore expecting a range of between ksh 50,000-60,000 with benefits.

I would be grateful to meet with you to discuss my qualifications and learn more about this opportunity. Please find my CV for your review.

Michelle Wanjiku

A cover letter acts as a pitch to convince the employer to consider you for the job. With that you need, to drafty it in such a way that the employer already has a picture of who you are before they even look at your CV.

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