Being a highly analytical individual that is passionate about the financial and economic sector, I would be a perfect fit as a graduate trainee in your organization. My undergraduate degree (B.A, Business Economics) and my postgraduate degree (M.Sc., Finance) have equipped me with the skills needed to perform effectively in your organization examples of these skills include: ability to thoroughly research financial and macro-economic data, use of statistical software such as Bloomberg, STATA and Microsoft Excel to research data and run effective analysis, ability to analyze company financial statements to judge performance, investment appraisals, market analysis, risk analysis, portfolio hedging strategies, basic accounting knowledge, Use of past data to forecast returns and a strong ability to pass across information both verbally and in written form. I am well experienced at data gathering, compilation, entry and analysis, this can be seen in both my dissertations which involved months of data research, compilation and analysis using STATA. During my NYSC service year , I worked under the Head Corporate Accountant (Industrial Training Fund (I.T.F) Corporate Office, Abuja.) during this period I was responsible for the preparation of Bank Payment Vouchers, Salary Reconciliations, Bank reconciliation statements and input of costs incurred on a monthly basis into the appropriate cost centers in the cash book, calculation of value added tax (VAT), withholding tax (WHT) and stamp duty in order to get the net payment to be made to affiliate companies all these were done with little supervision, this opportunity improved my ability to work under pressure and multi task. Also, during my time at ITF I and a group of other corps members came up with a proposal for the implementation of a database to store all vital documents which come into the ITF corporate office rather than rely on their file storage system. I am also a self motivated individual with a keen eye for detail.
Lastly I believe most greats in the forefront of their professions were once great students, which is why I am always willing to learn, take corrections and ask questions whenever possible. Thank you very much for taking out time to read my cover letter and I look forward to hearing back from you