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Working As An Accounting Internship

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $35,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Accounting Internship Do

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.

Duties

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks typically do the following:

  • Use bookkeeping software, online spreadsheets, and databases
  • Enter (post) financial transactions into the appropriate computer software
  • Receive and record cash, checks, and vouchers
  • Put costs (debits) and income (credits) into the software, assigning each to an appropriate account
  • Produce reports, such as balance sheets (costs compared with income), income statements, and totals by account
  • Check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports
  • Reconcile or note and report any differences they find in the records

The records that bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work with include expenditures (money spent), receipts (money that comes in), accounts payable (bills to be paid), accounts receivable (invoices, or what other people owe the organization), and profit and loss (a report that shows the organization’s financial health).

Workers in this occupation have a wide range of tasks. Some are full-charge bookkeeping clerks who maintain an entire organization’s books. Others are accounting clerks who handle specific tasks.

These clerks use basic mathematics (adding, subtracting) throughout the day.

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks use specialized computer accounting software, spreadsheets, and databases to enter information from receipts or bills. They must be comfortable using computers to record and calculate data.

The widespread use of computers also has enabled bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to take on additional responsibilities, such as payroll, billing, purchasing (buying), and keeping track of overdue bills. Many of these functions require clerks to communicate with clients.

Bookkeeping clerks, also known as bookkeepers, often are responsible for some or all of an organization’s accounts, known as the general ledger. They record all transactions and post debits (costs) and credits (income).

They also produce financial statements and other reports for supervisors and managers. Bookkeepers prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to the bank.

In addition, they may handle payroll, make purchases, prepare invoices, and keep track of overdue accounts.

Accounting clerks typically work for larger companies and have more specialized tasks. Their titles, such as accounts payable clerk or accounts receivable clerk, often reflect the type of accounting they do.

The responsibilities of accounting clerks frequently vary by level of experience. Entry-level accounting clerks may post details of transactions (including date, type, and amount), add up accounts, and determine interest charges. They also may monitor loans and accounts to ensure that payments are up to date.

More advanced accounting clerks may add and balance billing vouchers, ensure that account data are complete and accurate, and code documents according to an organization’s procedures.

Auditing clerks check figures, postings, and documents to ensure that they are mathematically accurate and properly coded. They also correct or note errors for accountants or other workers to fix.

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How To Become An Accounting Internship

Most bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need some postsecondary education and also learn some of their skills on the job. They must have basic math and computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.

Education

Employers generally require bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to have some postsecondary education, particularly coursework in accounting. However, some candidates can be hired with just a high school diploma.

Training

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks usually get on-the-job training. Under the guidance of a supervisor or another experienced employee, new clerks learn how to do their tasks, including double-entry bookkeeping. In double-entry bookkeeping, each transaction is entered twice, once as a debit (cost) and once as a credit (income), to ensure that all accounts are balanced.

Some formal classroom training also may be necessary, such as training in specialized computer software. This on-the-job training typically takes around 6 months.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks become certified. For those who do not have postsecondary education, certification is a particularly useful way to gain expertise in the field. The Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation, awarded by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, shows that those who have earned it have the skills and knowledge needed to carry out all bookkeeping tasks, including overseeing payroll and balancing accounts, according to accepted accounting procedures.

For certification, candidates must have at least 2 years of full-time bookkeeping experience or equivalent part-time work, pass a four-part exam, and adhere to a code of ethics.

The National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers also offers certification. The Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination is an online test with 50 multiple-choice questions. Test takers must answer 75 percent of the questions correctly to pass the exam.

Advancement

With appropriate experience and education, some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks may become accountants or auditors.

Important Qualities

Computer skills. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need to be comfortable using computer spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.

Detail oriented. These clerks are responsible for producing accurate financial records. They must pay attention to detail in order to avoid making errors and recognize errors that others have made.

Integrity. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks have control of an organization’s financial documentation, which they must use properly and keep confidential. It is vital that they keep records transparent and guard against misappropriating an organization’s funds.

Math skills. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks deal with numbers daily and should be comfortable with basic arithmetic.

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Accounting Internship Career Paths

Accounting Internship
Staff Accountant Accountant Senior Accountant
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Accountant Accounting Manager
Assistant Controller
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Accountant Controller
Corporate Controller
12 Yearsyrs
Accounting Assistant Accounts Payable Clerk Finance Analyst
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Accounting Assistant Finance Analyst Controller
Finance Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Accounting Assistant Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Accounting Director
11 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Payroll Administrator Office Manager
Accountant And Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Payroll Specialist Office Manager
Accounts Payable Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Charge Bookkeeper Accounting Manager
Plant Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Charge Bookkeeper Controller
Finance Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Charge Bookkeeper Office Manager
Office And Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Bookkeeper Auditor Senior Auditor
Audit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Bookkeeper Certified Public Accountant Senior Accountant
Senior Accounting Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Credit Analyst Credit Manager
Credit And Collection Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Bookkeeper Consultant Assistant Controller
Assistant Director Of Finance
7 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Consultant Assistant Controller
Comptroller
6 Yearsyrs
Tax Preparer Senior Accountant Accounting Supervisor
Manager, Accounting Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Auditor Cost Accountant Accountant And Office Manager
Account Human Resources Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Auditor Cost Accountant Project Accountant
Management Accounts Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Accounts Payable Supervisor Accounts Payable Manager
Account Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Accounting Officer 4.0 years
Bookkeeper 4.0 years
Accounting Clerk 3.4 years
Accounting Staff 2.8 years
Junior Accountant 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Accounting Internship
Internship 13.6%
Volunteer 8.1%
Cashier 7.8%
Server 3.0%
Tutor 2.7%
Treasurer 2.6%
Teller 2.5%
Bookkeeper 2.2%
Top Careers After Accounting Internship
Accountant 11.4%
Internship 7.3%
Volunteer 3.5%
Bookkeeper 3.1%
Cashier 2.9%

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Accounting Internship Demographics

Gender

Male

42.7%

Female

38.7%

Unknown

18.5%
Ethnicity

White

51.0%

Asian

22.2%

Hispanic or Latino

13.3%

Black or African American

9.4%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

21.7%

Mandarin

20.6%

Chinese

19.3%

French

7.5%

Cantonese

5.4%

Japanese

3.2%

Hindi

3.1%

Russian

2.9%

Korean

2.6%

German

2.1%

Arabic

1.9%

Italian

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Urdu

1.2%

Portuguese

1.2%

Gujarati

1.1%

Polish

0.9%

Hebrew

0.6%

Tagalog

0.6%

Bengali

0.5%
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Accounting Internship Education

Schools

DePaul University

9.4%

Baruch College of the City University of New York

8.0%

University of Texas at Dallas

7.8%

Fordham University

6.3%

University of Houston

6.3%

Bentley University

6.2%

University of Illinois at Chicago

5.2%

George Washington University

5.1%

Pennsylvania State University

5.0%

State University of New York at Binghamton

4.4%

George Mason University

4.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.9%

University of Central Florida

3.9%

Hofstra University

3.7%

Ohio State University

3.6%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3.5%

New York University

3.4%

University of Washington

3.4%

Towson University

3.3%

University of Texas at Austin

3.2%
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Majors

Accounting

57.4%

Business

20.5%

Finance

9.8%

Economics

2.3%

Management

1.4%

Marketing

1.2%

Accounting And Computer Science

0.9%

Taxation

0.8%

Business Economics

0.6%

International Business

0.6%

Management Science

0.5%

Psychology

0.5%

Mathematics

0.5%

Law

0.5%

Political Science

0.5%

Human Resources Management

0.5%

Computer Information Systems

0.4%

Criminal Justice

0.4%

Supply Chain Management

0.4%

Health Care Administration

0.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

62.8%

Masters

24.5%

Other

6.8%

Associate

4.0%

Certificate

1.1%

Doctorate

0.6%

Diploma

0.2%

License

0.0%
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$23,000
Min 10%
$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
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Best Paying Company
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Highest Paying City
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Highest Paying State
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Avg Experience Level
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How much does an Accounting Internship make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Accounting Internship in the United States is $35,332 per year or $17 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $53,000.

Real Accounting Internship Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Accounting Intern Hubert, Wicker & Gent LLP Addison, TX Oct 01, 2012 $49,796 -
$57,831
Accounting Intern Hubert, Wicker & Gent LLP Addison, TX Oct 01, 2012 $45,914 -
$57,831
Accounting Intern Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier, PLLC Fort Worth, TX Oct 01, 2010 $41,746
Accounting Intern Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier, PLLC Fort Worth, TX Dec 12, 2010 $41,746
Accounting Intern The Wheel-Source, Inc. Rockwall, TX Sep 05, 2014 $31,305
Accounting Intern Hubert, Wicker & Gent LLP Addison, TX Oct 01, 2012 $31,000 -
$36,000

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Top Skills for An Accounting Internship

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Tax Returns
  3. Journal Entries
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  • Assisted controllers in preparing and analyzing financial statements on a daily basis in an effort to provide timely information to management.
  • Prepared federal, state, and local tax returns of individuals/partnerships/corporations.
  • Assisted in compilation of inter-company reports from Access databases and prepared Excel spreadsheets supporting monthly inter-company journal entries.
  • Assisted the payroll specialist in updating and maintaining payroll records, efficiently communicating with ADP about payroll tax payments and deadline.
  • Reconciled bank statements and account transfers while developing understanding of QuickBooks software.

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