internship
Government and Policy

Accounting Intern

Paid10-20 hoursPhiladelphia, PASpring Semester

Description

Job Description
This position assists with the processing of general accounting tasks for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (“the Commission”). The intern will work closely with the Accounting team in the areas of accounts payable and account reconciliation. The Accounting Intern will report to the Accounting Manager who will define priorities and review work while in process or upon completion for quality and adherence to established procedures.
Responsibilities
• Process accounts payable vouchers, purchase order vouchers, and travel expense reimbursements.
• Process employee requests for travel and maintain employee travel log for management. Communicate with employees on approval of request for travel.
• Coordinate with employees to resolve issues related to travel expense reimbursements or requests for travel.
• Review invoices for proper accounting coding and match purchase orders with invoices.
• Maintain all appropriate source documentation relative to invoices, purchase orders, and travel vouchers.
• Interact with the Purchasing Department on purchase orders or requisitions matters, and communicate with vendors to resolve invoice issues.
• Assist in problem solving on General Ledger and Balance Sheet account reconciliation.
• Perform various accounting duties as assigned by the Accounting Manager

Requirements

Qualifications
• Sound understanding of basic accounting principles and practices.
• Effective communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
• Self-motivated, reliable, and possess a willingness to learn.
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
Availability
This position requires a commitment of up to 22.5 hours per week.
Compensation
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Students with work-study funding are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Education and Training
The best candidate for this position is working towards coursework in Business with a broad knowledge base that may include Finance or Accounting majors. This position may utilize many of the skills and concepts incorporated in a general education