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Accounting Intern

, Iowa

Internship Length: 45 hrs
Office Hours: 8-5

Essential Functions:

  • Assist controller, accountant and database managers to perform a variety of tasks
  • Filing of Accounting documents. 
  • Data entry.
  • Reconcile various accounting documents and data, confirm their accuracy.
  • Help coordinate vendor statements (accounts payable) and invoices
  • Will interface with other departments/divisions to exchange information.
  • Help keep work areas neat and organized to promote positive image. 
  • Use appropriate behavior in keeping with the mission, vision and beliefs and in accordance with operating procedures and policies.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Skills/Knowledge: Good communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in applied math, accurate with numbers and reconciling data.
  •  Must be detail-oriented.
  • General understanding of principles of bookkeeping and accounting highly preferred.
  • Experience with computers and accounting software (MS Excel or other spreadsheet) preferred.
  • Able to use basic office equipment including telephone, copier, fax, computer.
  • Prompt and dependable, takes pride and ownership in work.  Must be a self-starter, team player and able to perform routine tasks without being prompted.
  • Must be a high school student in good standing.  Must be poised, mature and possess a positive attitude while being flexible. Ability to follow instructions.  Professional and trustworthy conduct is required.  Must be courteous and respectful. 
  • Business casual attire.
  • Must be a high school junior or senior and a minimum of 16 years of age and a citizen of the United States.

This description does not list all duties. Intern may be asked to perform other duties by the staff or supervisor. Intern will be evaluated on performance of the projects listed as well as interaction with employees and clients. On-site hours will be negotiated with each candidate.

Safety expectations, including harassment, should be reviewed with the host.

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