Accountant - Part time - Temporary

DARTDes Moines, IA
Unpaid Internship

8 months ago


Job Title

Staff Accountant

Job Location

Des Moines, Iowa

Job Overview

The Staff Accountant performs a wide variety of accounting duties primarily within the Accounts Receivable function as well as aiding in the preparation and ongoing maintenance of the DART financial statements.


Competitive salary based on experience


  • Prepare invoicing for multiple streams of revenue related to transit services
  • Reconcile bank accounts and balance bank to GL
  • Assist in preparation of DARTs annual audit
  • Resolve customer billing issues and prepare monthly aging report
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements
  • Record, post, and balance cash receipts ledger
  • Review and problem solve to ensure Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables are balanced to the GL
  • Responsible for DART collections exceeding 60 days of invoice
  • Collaborate with departments on cash to farebox reporting comparison and tracking
  • Process payroll taxes, ACH transfers, and bank transfers
  • Review and assist with Reception Desk when needed


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred
  • 1-3 years of professional, intermediate-level accounting experience
  • Knowledge of government accounting preferred
  • Proficiency in personal computer applications, including spreadsheets and databases

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Accounting56%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations13%

  • Economics5%

  • Finance5%

  • Business Commerce5%

  • 221 other majors14%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • PwC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • McGladrey
  • Mcgladrey
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Des Moines, IA | $2,641/mo

  • Housing/Rent$870

  • Miscellaneous$806

  • Food$414

  • Transportation$282

  • Utilities$269


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