Accounting Intern Job Description

An accounting intern is an accounting professional who works at the entry level of a field.

They assist experienced professional accountants with accounting tasks, including bookkeeping, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial statements, and taxes.

As an accounting intern, you are expected to gain experience in accounting while on the job.

Many accountants hire interns during school to give them experience that could lead to a full-time job.

Accounting interns must be detail-oriented, organized, and punctual.

They must be able to work effectively in a team environment.

An accounting internship typically lasts for a term or semester.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Accounting Intern to help with our financial reporting and tax preparation. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in accounting or finance.

Accounting Intern Duties:

  • Prepare and process payroll
  • Create vendor invoices, purchase orders
  • Maintain general ledger accounts, bank accounts, quarterly financial reports
  • Maintain and oversee sales tax compliance
  • Maintain vendor records and files
  • Maintain accounts payable and receivable
  • Manage all payroll duties, such as timesheet entry, check printing, direct deposit, etc.
  • Sort and distribute mail
  • Handle all employee inquiries and issues
  • Collect, update, and organize files
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Accounting Intern Responsibilities:

  • Process expense reports
  • Research and resolve billing discrepancies
  • Maintain Current Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Trial Balances
  • Perform reconciliations
  • Work closely with other departments, including Finance, Human Resources, and Operations
  • Analyze cash flow and budgetary planning

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Requirements And Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Team player who enjoys facing challenges and working with others.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow directions and multi-task.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Strong math and analytical skills.

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity is key to a successful team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.