Some of the skills we found on accounting internship resumes included "general ledger accounts," "financial statements," and "data entry." We have detailed the most important accounting internship responsibilities below.
We've found that 73.3% of accounting interns have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 10.5% earned their master's degrees before becoming an accounting internship. While it's true that most accounting interns have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight accounting interns did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those accounting interns who do attend college, typically earn either a accounting degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for accounting interns include a finance degree or a economics degree.
When you're ready to become an accounting internship, you might wonder which companies hire accounting interns. According to our research through accounting internship resumes, accounting interns are mostly hired by Wipfli, KPMG, and Enterprise Holdings. Now is a good time to apply as Wipfli has 29 accounting interns job openings, and there are 27 at KPMG and 8 at Enterprise Holdings.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, accounting interns tend to earn the biggest salaries at Moss Adams, Total S.A., and Cadence Design Systems. Take Moss Adams for example. The median accounting internship salary is $46,079. At Total S.A., accounting interns earn an average of $44,333, while the average at Cadence Design Systems is $42,060. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire accounting interns from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Robert Half International, Walmart, and JPMorgan Chase.
For the most part, accounting interns make their living in the manufacturing and finance industries. Accounting interns tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $29,882. The accounting internship annual salary in the technology and manufacturing industries generally make $28,783 and $28,587 respectively. Additionally, accounting interns who work in the finance industry make 8.6% more than accounting interns in the hospitality Industry.