Accounting Intern Job Description

Accounting Intern Job Description

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Accounting intern provides assistance with compiling, reviewing, and processing bank reconciliations and presentation development using MS Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Accounting Intern Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective accounting intern job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included accounting intern job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Help with communicating forecast changes to Financial Analysis
Assist with Account Receivable and Account Payable activities
Retrieve, review and route audit documentations requests
Perform administrative work and ad hoc analysis, preparing responses to audit requests
Work with Accounts Payable, Treasury, and Corporate Accounting Team to analyze and maintain data on wire transfers, bank fees, intercompany transactions
Analyze trends in operational performance by updating statistics
Assist with the completion of balance sheet reconciliations and related analysis for corporate overhead ledgers
Prepare monthly journal entries for employee benefits, property taxes, joint ventures, and overhead allocations
Complete requests for property tax payments and prepare personal property tax returns
Support accounting staff and managers in the completion of audit requests

Accounting Intern Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Intern

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: SOX, ICFR

Education for Accounting Intern

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting intern job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Graduate, Economics, Business/Administration, Education, Communication, MBA, Accounting Department

Skills for Accounting Intern

Desired skills for accounting intern include:

Excel
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Office products
PowerPoint
Accounting principles and practices
MS Office
Microsoft Office
Firm technology
Procedures and policies
Excel and Word

Desired experience for accounting intern includes:

Understanding the basic principles of accounting, , revenue principle, expenses principle, matching principle
Pursuing a degree in Accounting preferred
Must be detail-oriented and organized to ensure quality results
Ability to work as a team member, multi-task, analyze information to draw a conclusion and meet deadlines
A basic knowledge of internal controls and understanding of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is preferred
In pursuit of a Bachelor or Graduate degree at an approved Accredited Institution and must be able to provide documentation to confirm progress

Accounting Intern Examples

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Accounting Intern Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an accounting intern. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting intern
  • The intern should expect to work between 20-40 hours a week between business hours of 8am and 5pm
  • Assisting with accounting investigations
  • Assisting with income tax return preparations
  • Communicating with various properties
  • Performing a variety of accounting tasks involving bookkeeping and/or compiling financial information
  • Performing internal projects
  • General clerical work to include copies, filing and research
  • Support functions for month end close
  • Audit preparation & review
Qualifications for accounting intern
  • Handling of lock box payments
  • Assist with tax audit requests
  • Prepare accrual calculations for contractors
  • Process data entry for journal entries
  • Assist with accounting month end close process
  • Assist with self-testing process
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Accounting Intern Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an accounting intern. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for accounting intern
  • Preparation and review of various types of financial statements including balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
  • Prepare spreadsheets and documents as needed
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, eg
  • Assist Management with reports
  • Perform miscellaneous administrative duties as needed
  • Support on-going day to day accounting activities
  • Set up and maintenance of month-end close checklists
  • Preparation of monthly journal entry log and metrics
  • Support implementation of new BI / ESSBase tools into the accounting, reporting & forecasting processes
  • Support Fixed Asset accounting and physical inventory process
Qualifications for accounting intern
  • Familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word and Windows NT
  • Research and update masterfile information for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable prior to ERP system implementation
  • 1C, SAP knowledge will be a plus
  • Your strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Internet)
  • Consistency in quality of work
  • Pursuing Accounting degree
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Accounting Intern Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an accounting intern. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for accounting intern
  • Meet with senior executives that will share their insights, reflect on their experiences and have a genuine interest in your success
  • Receive mail /post from reception
  • Handle generic mailboxes for electronic invoice submission to perform Quality Check *
  • Sort and prepare documents (supplier invoices) for scanning into system
  • Scan invoices including Verify with Cockpit (DTP)
  • Scan T&E claims received
  • Return to vendor (RTV) process
  • Prepare rejected invoices letter including checking template and content of RTV letters, mailing or emailing them with rejected invoices to vendors
  • Archive documents timely and in accordance established procedure
  • Support to Tax Manager
Qualifications for accounting intern
  • Have intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word applications
  • Accounting majors strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must have aptitude for attending to details and highly value accuracy
  • Exceptional teamwork skills will be valuable in this role
  • Organize a comprehensive legal directory (summarizing key elements of contracts such as type of contract, start date, term, etc)
  • Participate with the inventory cost roll and other month-end close responsibilities
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Accounting Intern Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an accounting intern. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for accounting intern
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through active and timely communication
  • Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up on all issues in a timely manner
  • May be responsible and/or assists in maintaining and reconciling the Fixed Asset System
  • Provide overall support for Accounting team
  • Annual Budget development
  • Monthly close procedures
  • Assist the SOX senior manager with completing requirements related to SOX compliance
  • Assist team with an internal audit of endowed funds
  • Research and review for appropriate recording of the funds, and in tracking related restrictions
  • Assist team in documenting process maps, workflows, and narratives
Qualifications for accounting intern
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently and in teams
  • Must be currently enrolled in a college/university in a bachelors degree program in Accounting
  • Must be in the process of completing an AA, BS or MS degree in accounting or a relevant field
  • Strong work ethic, good communication skills, high attention to detail and customer service oriented
  • Be pursuing a degree in Accounting or other finance related discipline
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Accounting Intern Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an accounting intern. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting intern
  • Enter expense report invoices in GP
  • If here during an Audit, help pull files for selections
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the business
  • Become familiar with all the varying business units and learn about their varying needs
  • Gain knowledge of various software programs including Agris, OneWeigh, and JD Edwards
  • Coordinate activities in grain weighing, grading, pricing and merchandising
  • Facilitate in invoicing and inventory management systems
  • Assist in monthly Agris and JDE close-out process
  • Acknowledge patrons and assist them in a courteous and professional manner
  • Work closely with HR and Sales Operations in documenting new hires, terminations, and updates to commission plans
Qualifications for accounting intern
  • SAP and Manufacturing experience desired
  • Looking for a student who is a self-starter who is highly motivated with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • On-going studies (4th/5th year) or recent graduate (Accounting, Finance, Economics or similar MSC or BSC)
  • Good verbal and written English is a must
  • Ability to work well independently, within a team atmosphere
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college, working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

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