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Accounting Intern

Company: Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Title: Accounting InternDepartment: Safety Council of SWLALocation: Lake CharlesReports To: Staff AccountantFLSA Status: Non-ExemptSummaryThe Accounting Intern will perform complex clerical, bookkeeping, and accounting assignments and prepare accounting statements and financial reports. Apply knowledge of financial terms and principles to real-world experience and assist with a variety of accounting activities.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:Prepares financial reports and various accounting statements.Attention to detail and ability to audit GL and other reports that are needed for critical business decisions.Maintain records and keep track of expenses related to special projects and capital expenditures.Balance bank statements and submit to Accounting leader.Work with insurance and other vendors to maintain records and provided needed documentation.Generates summary sheets to be used by stakeholders.Generate and proofs accounting reports for clerical accuracy.Allocates expenditures to correct accounts according to departmental procedures.Performs other related duties as assigned.Administrative SupportAssists with communicating purchases to co-workers, management, clients, and othersAssists with mail disbursementsFiling and copying dutiesPerforms additional duties assignedCompetenciesProblem Solving/AnalysisCustomer/Client FocusResults DrivenFlexibilityFinancial ManagementThoroughness/AccuracyEthical ConductProficiency in Microsoft OfficeQualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or ExperienceHigh School Diploma or equivalent; currently enrolled in either an Accounting or Business related Bachelor's degree program. One to two years of experience preferred.Language SkillsAbility to read, analyze, and interpret financial documents, convert general instruction into spreadsheets, apply technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.Computer SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual should have a general knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and other Office Suite products. Individual should also have knowledge of internet search engines, web applications and accounting software. Competent in pivot tables preferred.Mathematical SkillsAbility to add, subtract, multiply, divide, use whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.Reasoning AbilityAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret and carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.Physical DemandsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to reach with and arms; and talk or hear. This is a largely sedentary role, but the employee is occasionally required to stand, stoop, crouch or kneel. The employee may have to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.Work EnvironmentThis job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.Other Duties:Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles , Accounting Intern, Accounting, Auditing , Lake Charles, Louisiana

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