How to resign from your job as an Accountant. We have listed resignation letter templates and format examples that are fully editable and free and can be used to resign from an Accountant job.
Resignation letter template
Be prepared for your employer to persuade you to stay with the company. They may offer you more money, more responsibility, training or promotion. If this is the case, you may wish to request 24hrs to consider their offers. When you have considered the offer, you can let your boss know your final decision. If you decide that you still wish to leave, thank them for their generous offers, but have accepted alternative employment and so have decided to follow that route. If you decide however to accept their offers, ensure the offers are put in writing before you inform your new employer you are no longer accepting their offer.
Finally when you do leave, ensure you receive all the money, benefits, holiday pay, etc. that is due to you. You may find you have to repay some holiday pay if you took your years entitlement yet only worked part of the year, etc.
- Request a meeting/private talk with your manager/supervisor/boss.
- Prepare the reasons you will give for resigning. Keep your reasons for leaving to things such as career progression, more commutable, etc. try not to make it personal. At the end of the day you may dislike your employer immensely but you may still need a reference from them. So resign with reasons that will not deter them from giving you a good reference.
- Expect to be interrogated, but keep to the short, simple answer you prepared. Your employer may be surprised, they may not say very much as they are absorbing the impact of this unexpected event and anticipating the effects it will have on their organisation. Regardless of the reaction, stick to your answers and remain composed. Do not become emotional, defensive or confrontational.
- Stress that you will help to transfer your duties and responsibilities over so as to minimise disruption to the firm. Acknowledge that your leaving could be somewhat inconvenient but that you will do your best to lessen the effects.
- Consider what help you are able to give with regard to handing over your duties to your replacement. You may be required to train them or you may need to prepare notes about what needs doing and when, etc. Being helpful and co-operative in this regard will reflect you in a positive light with your employer which will work for you with regard to references, etc.
- Make sure that if you are leaving for reasons that may be very negative with regard to your current employer that you leave your emotions at the door and try to keep things simple, direct and polite.
- Thank your boss for the opportunities that they gave you.
- Hand over your written resignation letter or write one later that contains any conditions you agreed to while in the meeting.