Intern, Accounting Job Description

Intern, Accounting Job Description

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Intern, accounting provides support and backup to all sections in the Finance Office to include accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, job cost and general ledger.

Intern, Accounting Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist with processing Accounts Receivable into SAP
Provides administrative support to the CFO including scheduling, phone support, and record keeping
Prepares various accounting schedules and reconciliations
Assists with preparing applications and maintaining files for federal, state, and other business registrations
Updates and maintains organization files including but not limited to audit, tax, legal, federal contracting, and regulatory documents
Responds to general inquiries or direct to appropriate accounting staff as needed
Assists with documenting Accounting processes to be included in the Accounting Manual
Maintains upkeep of Accounting file room and department electronic files
Orders departmental office supplies
Assists CFO with any special tasks, presentations, projects, reports

Intern, Accounting Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Intern, Accounting

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Education for Intern, Accounting

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Employers hiring for the intern, accounting 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 Intern, Accounting

Desired skills for intern, accounting include:

Financial terminology
Microsoft Office
Excel
Microsoft Excel
SAP R/3 and good analytical skills would be an advantage
MS Office software packages
PowerPoint
Practices and procedures of the department
SAP
Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

Desired experience for intern, accounting includes:

Must possess proficient written and oral communication skills the ability to organize/prioritize
Pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in Accounting or Finance
Assist with balance sheet account reconciliations
Assist with Private Equity fund accounting
Gain insight into the preparation of select monthly journal entries, in accordance with company policy, and documented Sarbanes-Oxley controls
Participate in maintenance of subledger and related activity for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and/or Asset Management

Intern, Accounting Examples

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Intern, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an intern, accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for intern, accounting
  • Assist with Month-end tasks and the completion of Account Reconciliations
  • Assist with Physical inventory preparation, including participation in offsite warehouse inventory counts
  • Participate in the timely preparation of meaningful financial reports for Accounting and Operations Management
  • Internal Control Testing, including Sarbanes – Oxley and ICAP testing
  • Performs detailed monthly reviews and account analysis of various balance sheet accounts to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare journal entries critical to the month-end accounting close
  • Prepare spreadsheet analysis as necessary to explain monthly financial results
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement within assigned accounts
  • Assist accountants with completion of daily accounting activities, monthly financial reporting, cash management, bank reconciliations, budget analysis and workpaper presentation
  • This position may also provide the opportunity to participate in various special projects and financial analyses
Qualifications for intern, accounting
  • Must be a self-starter with a strong sense of responsibility and work ethic
  • Must be interested in the business side of industry (finance & accounting) and be a strategic thinker
  • Must be actively enrolled in an undergraduate program with a major in Accounting, Business, Finance or Economics
  • Working towards a BS degree
  • Working towards degree in accounting or finance (Investment company industry experience and Transfer Agent experience a plus, but not required)
  • Perform Balance Sheet and Bank Reconciliations
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Intern, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of intern, accounting. 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 intern, accounting
  • Assist in Accounts Receivable with customers
  • Assist in Accounts Payable with suppliers
  • Enter transactions in QuickBooks
  • Assist Staff Accountant and Controller with special projects
  • Develop and maintain finance calendar
  • Year-end audit preparation (Fiscal year ends June 30th)
  • Order variances and analytics
  • Standard cost rollups
  • Physical inventory (may occur on a weekend)
  • Assist with the monthly accounting close
Qualifications for intern, accounting
  • Help with implementation projects for new ERP system
  • Currently pursuing a college degree with a major or concentration in Accounting
  • Ability to maintain routine reports
  • Ability to work in a team individually
  • 1-2 years of experience will be a plus
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, time management and organizational skills required
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Intern, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of intern, accounting. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for intern, accounting
  • Provide timely and relevant data
  • Variance tracking
  • Proactively work with dynamic team
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budgets by analyzing current year spending, reviewing invoices
  • Working with spreadsheets to analyze general ledger accounts and account activity
  • Preparing support files for journal entries
  • Assists with monthly and quarterly accounting closing and preparation of financial statements
  • Assists with preparation of schedules for the audit process
  • Assists with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls
  • Be provided with housing (meals and transportation are your responsibility)
Qualifications for intern, accounting
  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Have completed Introductory Principles of Accounting
  • At least on 3rd year with minimum of 9 units of Accounting (average grade of 85% and above on these subjects)
  • Experience scanning and copying materials
  • Minimum of junior status in good standing
  • Minimum 3.0 overall grade point average
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Intern, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of intern, accounting. 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 intern, accounting
  • Perform monthly calculation of commissions and generate commission statements using excel
  • Support in the implementation of new way of working related to supporting documentation handling by CBU
  • Visits to the Local Tax Authority for submission of declarations for local taxes
  • Support with collection of invoices for external service provider for Intrastat reports preparation
  • Admin activities connected to visiting and/or delivering documents to local authorities, if case
  • Provide input required to tax audit following requests from tax manager, if case
  • Support to F&T related activities
  • Company-owned cards issuance and their correct and timely delivery to employees
  • Support with collecting signatures CODI/ required persons on F&T contracts, procedures and other banks documents
  • Scanning and sending of any correspondence addressed to F & T
Qualifications for intern, accounting
  • Create month-end sales reporting and daily flash reports
  • Prepare month-end balance sheet account reconciliations and roll-forwards
  • Assist in accumulating information for SEC filings and various month-end reporting
  • Access to Oracle ERP system to generate reports, obtain data, post journal entries and perform month-end procedures
  • Knowledge on Internal Control principles
  • Some knowledge of financial data software a plus (GL systems, Webfilings)
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Intern, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an intern, accounting. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for intern, accounting
  • Assist Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, or other departments with routine tasks or special projects as required
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask is a must
  • Working knowledge of MAPICS (ERP), INFOR, and Spreadsheet Server
  • The Intern will be responsible for developing, enhancing and executing the Company’s international controls and audit program to keep pace with the growth of the company
  • Verify receipts on expense reports for completeness and accuracy
  • Tie out balance sheet account reconciliations to trial balance for month end close
  • File AP/edit lists
  • Review receiving batches
  • Match purchasing receipts to invoices\Open mail/stamp/sort AP invoices
  • Code invoices, which will get reviewed before AP entry into GP
Qualifications for intern, accounting
  • Be a Sophomore or Junior in credit standing
  • Bachelor's/Master’s Candidate/Degree in Accounting
  • Majors in Accounting or a related discipline
  • Completed 2 years of college and currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Solid knowledge of accounting terms and practices
  • A GPA of a 2.75 or higher is required

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