Accounting Intern Job Description

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Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Accounting Intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working with a high-performance Accounting organization. Duties will include preparing journal entries and account reconciliations, performing balance sheet analysis, assisting with monthly reporting packages and presentations, as well as various other month-end close tasks.

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We currently have an Accounting Intern position open at our Corporate Headquarters. This Internship opportunity is designed to provide a realistic job preview and lay the solid foundation necessary for future employment as an Accountant.

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The Accounting Intern will perform and train in various responsibilities under their career concentration. The responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.

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During your time as an Accounting Intern you will receive hands-on training that will help prepare you for your accounting career and gain an understanding of components of balance sheets, general ledger, and the associated processes. You will shadow a Staff Accountant, Senior Accountant, and Manager/Director to learn each person’s responsibilities.

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The successful Accounting Intern will have the opportunity to develop their accounting and auditing experience. This position will be a member of a cross-functional accounting team responsible for critical accounting areas such as financial reporting, shared services, and cash management. This is a developmental position enabling the intern to pursue other opportunities within the company, learning the operational aspects of the company. There will be project opportunities within the department, as well as exposure to day-to-day operations. This role will provide a great experience for someone to learn the elements of corporate functions. The ideal candidate would be ambitious, enthusiastic, and able to communicate ideas.

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We are seeking a talented individual with a passion for business and a desire to develop into a strong business leader. The work our interns perform is very similar to the work performed by our full-time Associates. This may include tasks in various functions such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, corporate accounting, fixed assets, financial reporting, etc. Responsibilities will be a mix of independent work and collaborative cross-functional projects and may include interactions with customers and/or vendors. The purpose of the Accounting Intern role is to assist the Accounting Department drive execution through a variety of tasks ranging from special projects to recurring monthly and quarterly tactical items.

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We are seeking a driven, self-motivated Accounting Intern who has an interest in gaining hands-on experience working at our manufacturing facility. As an Accounting Intern, you will be an active member of your team. In addition to being assigned real projects that deliver results, students also participate in networking events, personal development training, and community service opportunities.

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The Accounting Intern will coordinate and perform all assigned functions supporting management and departmental staff as required. Perform all assigned duties in a timely, accurate, and professional manner.

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We are currently seeking an Accounting Intern. This individual will care for specific assignments throughout the summer and potentially into the fall.

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We are seeking a motivated Accounting Intern who is ready to apply knowledge of financial terms and principles to an authentic real-world experience. The Accounting Intern will assist with a wide range of duties, including analyzing data, preparing financial reports, and learning about varied accounting activities. This is an exciting opportunity for any student pursuing a career in finance.

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Frequently asked questions

What makes a good accounting intern?

The role of an accounting intern may vary depending on the organization and the specific internship program, but generally, an accounting intern is responsible for assisting accounting professionals with various tasks and gaining practical experience in the field. Some of the key duties of an accounting intern may include:

Assisting with accounts payable and receivable tasks

Helping with bank reconciliations and financial statement preparation

Supporting the month-end close process

Participating in audits and tax filings

Researching accounting regulations and industry trends

Assisting with administrative tasks such as data entry and record keeping.

What is the role of an accounting intern?

The skills required for a successful accounting intern may include:

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assist with accounting tasks and projects

Attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and record keeping

Good communication and interpersonal skills to work with team members and stakeholders

Knowledge of accounting principles and techniques

Familiarity with accounting software and tools such as Excel and QuickBooks

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Time-management and organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and priorities

Willingness to learn and take on new challenges.

In general, a good accounting intern is someone motivated, eager to learn, and willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities. They should be detail-oriented, dependable, and able to work effectively with others. They should also have a strong work ethic and a desire to gain practical experience in the field of accounting.

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