August 31, 2018
[Hiring Manager’s Name]
341 Company Address
Washington, DC 20013
Dear [Mr./Ms./Mrs.] [Hiring Manager’s Name],
As a data-driven accounting professional with 6 years of experience in managing the payment responsibilities of large organizations, I’m confident I’ll be an excellent choice for [Company Name]’s next Accounts Payable Specialist. My significant expertise in processing timely invoice payments and reducing business costs will help the company manage liabilities and maintain accurate accounts.
Currently as Accounts Payable Specialist for The Washington Post, I manage the company’s full payment cycle, including receiving, processing, and verifying 1,300+ invoices per month averaging $7.8 million. In this capacity, I maintain 100% accuracy in data by reconciling processed invoices, verifying entries, and system reports. The following is a snapshot of my key contributions:
- Drove 47% reduction in vendor reclassification by maintaining vendor coding and accounts payable batch output
- Sourced and secured contracts with new vendors, which resulted in a 25% reduction in cost.
- Reduced late fees from 30% to 5% by redesigning an effective AP approval process
Thank you for considering my candidacy for this position. I’m eager to discuss your needs and my background in greater detail with you in an interview.