Accountant Resignation Letter Sample

Bob Johnson                                                                              June 5, 2013

Vice President of Operations
Washington Mutual
1495 Pine St.
Bellevue, WA 98005

Dear Mr. Johnson,

It is with mixed feelings that I must ask you to consider this letter as a notice of my resignation from my position as Corporate Accountant, effective June 30, 2013. In preparation for the upcoming arrival of my first child, I have decided this is best for my family right now. Motherhood is something I would like to be able to devote all my time and energy to, at least as I attempt to navigate it for the first time.

While I am extremely excited about the changes that I will be experiencing in my life shortly, I know the knowledge I have gained here is irreplaceable. I realize that I was probably a risky hire with my lack of experience, but I am so thankful you took a chance with me. In my six years with Washington Mutual, I have learned more than I could have ever hoped to learn. I am leaving now with the knowledge and capability to solve problems that I could not even have dreamed of. Prior to working here, I had not heard of accelerated depreciation, liquidity ratios or variable overhead. I am so proud to say that I am now not only more than capable of defining said terms, but also handling multi-million dollar portfolios all on my own. The confidence I have gained because of all the knowledge you have shared with me is a priceless gift.

I also want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for my recent promotion to Corporate Accountant. Though this new position has proved to be challenging at times, the mental stimulation has been inspiring. I know that all the opportunities Washington Mutual has given me will contribute tremendously toward my future success, both as a mother, and perhaps someday again as an accountant.

I particularly enjoyed working for you, Mr. Johnson. I truly appreciate the way you manage the office with the perfect balance of discipline and encouragement. I always felt incredibly supported by management because of your innovative leadership techniques and the effort you put forth for all of us.

I will miss everyone terribly. My favorite part of working here has always been the office camaraderie. I loved every moment of my time here, from the office picnics to casual dress Fridays. One of my favorite memories while working at this company was the park clean-up we did last Memorial day weekend. The values that Washington Mutual strives to uphold are values that I will definitely take with me as I begin to move in a different direction with my life.

Thank you again for all the knowledge you have taught me and the many opportunities you have presented to me during my time at Washington Mutual. I am leaving the company an infinitely better individual than when I came. I will always look back on my time here with nothing but unending gratitude and fond memories. Please rest assured that in my remaining three weeks, I will do everything I can to make sure all my accounts are in order and I will be more than happy to work with my appointed successor to ensure a seamless transition for everyone.

Sincerely yours,
Lauren Brown