When CPAs apply to open positions with your company, you want to acknowledge the time they invested in showing interest in working with you. An application acknowledgment letter fills this purpose. Learn the importance of an application acknowledgment letter and how to write one with these guidelines and a sample letter.

  • Acknowledgment Purpose

The purpose of an application acknowledgment letter is to recognize the CPA’s interest in joining your company and let them know you will be in touch. Such a letter is an informal thank you for applying to an open position. You show respect for the CPA’s time and promote a positive feeling about your company by acknowledging their interest in working with you. Sending an application acknowledgment letter is the first step in building a relationship with a CPA candidate.

  • Acknowledgment Format

Think about what you want to say and effectively outline your objectives and thoughts. Using your outline, compose a rough draft divided into short, specific paragraphs. Disregard grammar, paragraph structure, punctuation, and spelling until later. Read your draft aloud to see how it sounds. Revise using your outline. Ensure you convey your thoughts in a clear, concise manner. Make your opening flow to your main subject and be positively summed up at the end. Check your grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. Include appropriate dates and a complimentary closure. Be sure you’re sincere and genuine throughout your letter.

Use company letterhead to print your acknowledgment letter. Address your letter to a specific person for more personal impact. Ensure you sign your letter in ink. Business relationships are built on human emotion and interaction, and you want to leave a positive impression. Mail your letter within a few days of receiving the job application to show genuine respect for the CPA’s time.


Sample Letter


Name of Applicant

Applicant’s Address

Dear (Applicant’s Name):

We appreciate your interest in (Company Name) and the position of (Name of Position) for which you applied. We are reviewing applications currently and expect to schedule interviews in the next couple of weeks. If you are selected for an interview, you can expect a phone call from our Human Resources staff shortly.

Thank you again for your interest in our company. We do appreciate the time you invested in this application.


Person’s Name and Signature

Example: HR Director for the Employee Selection Team


Creating and sending a CPA a personalized application acknowledgment letter shows respect for the time he took to apply for an open position with your company. Leave a positive impression by following the guidelines discussed. For more information on sending an application acknowledgment letter to a CPA, contact Trimble & Associates today!Let-the-experts-at-Trimble-Associates-help-you-find-the-perfect-match

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