Accounting Intern

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Accounting Intern


Location:               20 E. Thomas Road

                                Phoenix, AZ  85012

Timeline:               10 Weeks Beginning June 1st, 2020 – August 7th, 2020

We are looking for a driven and motivated Accounting Intern to join our Corporate Accounting department. You will participate in a paid program designed to provide you with real-world experience and prepare you for an exciting role in a corporate environment.  This role is located in Phoenix, AZ.   

This internship will help you acquire marketable accounting skills by providing an opportunity to apply your academic accounting knowledge to real world scenarios.  You will contribute to and gain an understanding of the monthly financial close and reporting process, preparation of audit deliverables, account reconciliations and other special projects. Ultimately, you will gain broad experience in Accounting and should be prepared to enter any fast-paced work environment.

Accounting Internship Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Contribute to the month end close process, including report preparation, variance research and analysis
  • Support the external financial statement audit through preparation of audit deliverables
  • Project work in support of key Accounting strategic initiatives
  • Maintain controls around financial reporting
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues within the Accounting team and across other business units
  • Prepare Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents
  • Regular and consistent attendance at our office location

In order to be a successful intern, you will need to possess the following background/experience:

  • Majoring in accounting, with strong desire to work in accounting field post-graduation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Emphasis on strong skills in Excel and proficiency in other MS Office products (MS Word, PowerPoint)
  • Team player with customer service mentality
  • High attention to detail
  • Self-motivation
  • Analytical mindset

Targeted Majors:  Accounting

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current students with at least 3 years of undergraduate degree completed with an Accounting major
  • Demonstrated academic success (minimum 3.25 GPA)

Preferred Requirement:

  • Prior work experience, co-op or internship
  • Career interest in accounting related to financial services

We do not offer relocation or housing assistance for summer internship opportunities. 

Advisor Group is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Advisor Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace and we hire the most qualified candidates without regard for age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, language differences, nationality or national origin, family or marital status, physical, mental, and developmental abilities (or the perception of a disability), genetic information, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin color, social or economic class, education, work and behavioral styles, political affiliation, military service, caste, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Eligibility

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Advisor Group.

Unqualified Applications

Advisor Group does not consider applications from candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job posting.

Work Location

Unless expressly listed for the position, neither relocation benefits nor remote work arrangements are available for the position. Attendance at assigned business location on designated work schedule is required.

Recruiting Agencies

Advisor Group only accepts candidates from contracted recruiting firms and only for searches approved prior to submissions. Fees will not be paid for unsolicited submissions.