Intern - Accounting


Arlington, VA 03-06-2023
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Accounting Internship (Hybrid)

Corporate Area: Finance

Department: Accounting

Status: Internship/Full-Time/Hybrid

Supervisor Title: VP & Controller, Accounting

Time Commitment: 40 hours/week, June 2023 – August 2023

Compensation: $15/hour for undergraduate students, $17/hour for graduate students

Position Overview:

The Accounting Intern will provide support to the accounting department by assisting the Accounting Management team and accountants with the day-to-day accounting operations within PBS. This position will assist with the May month end process, fiscal year end June close process, account analysis and reconciliation, preparing for the yearend audit, and various projects on an as needed basis. It will also provide hands-on experience with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger accounting using the accounting ERP system Microsoft AX.

The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter, has an eye for detail and accuracy, strong organizational skills as well as an interest in the nonprofit and public media sector.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Assist with general accounting

• Assist with month and year end close processes

• Assist with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger accounting

• Assist with account reconciliation and analysis to ensure validity and integrity of the Balance Sheet

• Assist with preparation of year end audit

• Perform other duties and special projects as needed

Requirements for success:
• Career focus in accounting or finance

• Accounting major strongly preferred

• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

• Ability to understand and communicate basic accounting principles and practices

• Strong written, verbal communication and listening skills

• Effective team player and strong individual contributor

• Willingness to engage in productive and challenging work

• Be open and receptive to feedback and learning opportunities

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.

Skills the Intern may gain:
• ERP system – Microsoft AX and D365

• Nonprofit accounting experience

• Month and Fiscal Year End Close

• Accounting system implementation experience

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the EEOC and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwz0kk-34-239-173-144-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $15.00 to $0.00 Per Hour ($ USD)

Company Profile

PBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.