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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Accounts Payable Intern

internship | part time

Chargepoint

Campbell, CA

35 days ago
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ChargePoint Logo Accounts Payable Intern Applied 10/04/19 Easy Apply 3.8 ChargePoint Campbell, CA Accounts Payable Intern ChargePoint Applied 10/04/19 Easy Apply Applied 10/04/19 Easy Apply Job Company Rating Reviews About Us With electric vehicles (...

Chargepoint

Campbell, CA

35 days ago

Accounting Intern

internship | part time

Sezzle

Minneapolis, MN

45 days ago
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Accounting Intern Sezzle - Minneapolis, MN 5 hours agoPart-time$12 - $15 an hour Apply Now Skills * Excel * Organizational Skills * Microsoft Word * Microsoft Powerpoint * Microsoft Office Our Company Sezzle is a cutting-edge fintech company whose mi...

Sezzle

Minneapolis, MN

45 days ago

Ap Intern

internship | part time

Plastipak

Plymouth, MI

39 days ago
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Jobs Part -Time AP Intern at Plastipak Packaging Inc. Part -Time AP Intern at Plastipak Packaging Inc. Posted in Management about 5 hours ago. This job brought to you by eQuest Type: Part-Time Location : Plymouth, Michigan Job Description: Plastipak ...

Plastipak

Plymouth, MI

39 days ago

Summer Internship - Accounting

internship | full time

Hci

Tampa, FL

52 days ago
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Summer Internship - Accounting (Tampa, FL) HCI Group, Inc. owns subsidiaries engaged in diverse, yet complementary business activities, including homeowners insurance, flood insurance, real estate and information technology services. Our affiliated c...

Hci

Tampa, FL

52 days ago

Accounting Intern

internship | full time

Danfoss

Ames, IA

55 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,407,612 ) Danfoss, LLC Accounting Intern in AMES , Iowa Danfoss in Ames, Iowa is searching for a student to fill the role of an Accounting Intern.BACKGROUND & SKILLS* Majo...

Danfoss

Ames, IA

55 days ago

Accounting Intern

internship | part time

Arrows

Morrisville, PA

19 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

19 days ago

Intern- Corporate Accounting

internship | part time

OneMain

Irving, TX

59 days ago
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Intern- Corporate Accounting OneMain Financial 1,110 reviews - Irving, TX OneMain Financial 1,110 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Part-time, Internship Gain valuable experience with a leader in the field If you are seeking a p...

OneMain

Irving, TX

59 days ago

Accounting Intern

internship | full time

Impact

Boise, ID

46 days ago
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Accounting Intern Impact Group, LLC - Boise, ID 8 hours agoFull-time$15 an hour Apply Now Skills * Excel * General Ledger Reconciliation * Accounting Overview JOB TITLE: Accounting Intern LOCATION: Boise, ID CLASSIFICATION: Temporary full time (10 we...

Impact

Boise, ID

46 days ago

Accounting Intern , Round

internship | part time

cbre

Memphis, TN

17 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

17 days ago

Reinsurance Accountant - Intern

internship | part time

Revolos

Springfield, OR

52 days ago
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Reinsurance Accountant - Intern Revolos - Springfield, OR 21 hours agoPart-time$12 an hour Apply Now Skills * Analysis Skills Welcome to Revolos! We have a solid reputation for excellence and that starts with our team members. Our dedication for supe...

Revolos

Springfield, OR

52 days ago

Accounting Intern

internship | part time

Vtm

Beaverton, OR

31 days ago
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Accounting Intern VTM Group - Beaverton, OR 1 hour agoPart-timeEstimated: $22,000 - $29,000 a year Apply Now Skills * Excel * Microsoft Word * QuickBooks * Microsoft Outlook Are you looking for a paid summer job, to gain more experience in your chose...

Vtm

Beaverton, OR

31 days ago