Find 2019 Accounting Internships

The Industry

Are you looking for accounting internships or entry level accounting jobs? Accountants are at the forefront of business today. With more and more accounting functions being automated, accountants often focus on analysis, interpretation, and business strategy. Accountants work in four key areas: accounting, auditing, assurance, and tax. While there are many promising career options in the accounting and finance field, especially for Certified Professional Accountants (CPAs), employers seek candidates who are more than analytical; they must also be good communicators and team players.

The Internship

An accounting internship will help you learn the in's and out's of Microsoft Excel, which you’ll utilize extensively as an intern. You should also commit to developing proficiency with business accounting software which is critical to your accounting skillset.

In small companies where you need to do bookkeeping, invoicing, and bill paying, you’ll use systems such as Xero, Quickbooks, and Freshbooks. In mid-size accounting firms where you need tools for sales order processing, inventory and warehouse management, workflows, purchase order, and advanced reporting, you’ll utilize systems like Sage, Microsoft Dynamics, Intacct and NetSuite. In large accounting firms, you’ll utilize in-house software or accounting systems such as SAP and Oracle.

Becoming a CPA will open doors to employment. Certification requirements vary by state but you’ll most likely need to earn a bachelor’s degree (including some accounting classes), pass certification exams, and complete continuing education.

The Career Options

As an entry level accountant, students typically specialize in either audit or tax (public or corporate accounting).

With the auditing route, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with and follow the Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the Internal Revenue Service & Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You can specialize in internal, external, or information technology auditing.

With the tax route, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with and follow the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and SEC regulations. You can specialize in public, management, or government accounting.

Many finance firms have summer accounting internship programs in place that will help students determine which side of accounting is a better fit.

The Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of accounting jobs is expected to grow 11% over the next decade, which is faster than average.

Ready to get your career started? Search through our accounting internships below.

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Accounting Intern

paid internship | part time

Shiloh Accounting

Los Angeles, CA

30 days ago
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Accounting Internship Shiloh Accounting, LLC - Los Angeles, CA Part-timeEstimated: $20,000 - $27,000 a year Skills * Accounting Benefits * Work From Home We have an opening for an accounting student. We are not so concerned with software as much as w...

Shiloh Accounting

Los Angeles, CA

30 days ago

Accounting Intern

unpaid internship | part time

Better Business Tax & Accounting

Renton, WA

29 days ago
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Filing and organizing the accounting recordsUpdating spreadsheetsProviding other accounting support, as neededAssist with month-end financial reportsPost journal entriesHelp with accounts receivable and payableData entryResearch ProjectsClerical Duti...

Better Business Tax & Accounting

Renton, WA

29 days ago

Grads Only Accounts Payable Intern

internship | full time

Centro

Chicago, IL

51 days ago
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GRADS ONLY: ACCOUNTS PAYABLE INTERN Centro - Chicago, IL3.8 18 hours agoFull-time$14 an hour Apply Now Skills * Excel * Marketing * Microsoft Word * Customer Service * Microsoft Office Were here to ensure the advertising industry and the people in it...

Centro

Chicago, IL

51 days ago

Intern-Payroll Accounting

internship | full time

Albertsons

Phoenix, AZ

56 days ago
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Company Safeway Inc-001 Job Title Intern-Payroll Accounting Address P.O. BOX 29093, PHOENIX, Arizona 85038 Job Description Albertsons' Companies is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The organization incl...

Albertsons

Phoenix, AZ

56 days ago

Accounts Payable Intern

internship | part time

Informa

Cleveland, OH

51 days ago
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Accounts Payable Intern - Part Time Informa - Cleveland, OH3.7 22 hours agoPart-timeEstimated: $26,000 - $37,000 a year Apply Now Education * High School Diploma or GED Skills * Excel * Office Experience * Organizational Skills * Microsoft Word * 10 ...

Informa

Cleveland, OH

51 days ago

Billing Intern

internship | full time

Allete

Duluth, MN

59 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,461,767 ) Job Information Allete Billing Intern in Duluth , Minnesota Billing Intern Location Duluth, MN Posting Destination Internal / External - Non Union Application Close ...

Allete

Duluth, MN

59 days ago

Accounting Intern , Round

internship | part time

cbre

Memphis, TN

53 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,445,467 ) Job Information CBRE Accounting Intern (Part-Time, Year Round) in MEMPHIS , Tennessee Accounting Intern (Part-Time, Year Round) Memphis, Tennessee, United States at ...

cbre

Memphis, TN

53 days ago

Accounting Intern

internship | part time

Arrows

Morrisville, PA

55 days ago
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Accounting Internship Arrows - Yardley, PA 1 day agoInternshipEstimated: $14,000 - $20,000 a year Apply Now Skills * Excel * Accounting Arrows 501 (c) 3 is looking for an Accounting Intern through August 2019. Arrow is a non-profit organization that ...

Arrows

Morrisville, PA

55 days ago

Accounting Intern At Technician Startup

internship | part time

Upnest

Burlingame, CA

62 days ago
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Accounting Intern at Tech Startup UpNest - Burlingame, CA 1 day agoInternship$18 an hour Apply Now Skills * Bookkeeping * QuickBooks This is a perfect position for college student looking to get into real estate or startup. You will be wearing multip...

Upnest

Burlingame, CA

62 days ago

Accounting Intern

paid internship | full time

Tbc

Baltimore, MD

44 days ago
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Accounting Intern TBC - Baltimore, MD3.5 1 day agoFull-timeEstimated: $27,000 - $35,000 a year Apply Now TBC is looking for an energetic individual with a knack for numbers to join our Accounting team as an intern with potential for full-time employm...

Tbc

Baltimore, MD

44 days ago

Revenue Accountant Intern - Undergrad

paid internship | part time

Proofpoint

Sunnyvale, CA

46 days ago
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Revenue Accountant Part-Time Intern - Undergrad Proofpoint - Sunnyvale, CA4.1 12 hours agoPart-timeEstimated: $27,000 - $35,000 a year Apply Now Skills * GAAP It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing! We're commi...

Proofpoint

Sunnyvale, CA

46 days ago