Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Make-A-Wish America, Accounting Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11095

Tue, December 22, 2015

The Make-A-Wish internship program is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have a goal of being a leader in the non-profit sector. The purpose of the internship program is to help undergraduate and/or graduate students further cultivate their skills through a real-life work experience. 

The Accounting Internship will provide the opportunity to gain exposure to not-for-profit accounting. The intern will gather invoices and payables from Chapters, review invoices for proper coding, enter invoices into Financial Edge and obtain payment approval from Chapter CEOs. The intern will assist Chapters in receiving and recording donations and contributions. Duties will also include administrative support to the Financial Reporting Managers within the Centralized Financial Services (CFS) department of the National Office. 

Required Skills 
Duties & Responsibilities: 
Throughout the internship, duties and responsibilities could include: 
Gathering and reviewing vendor invoices utilizing Financial Edge 
Reconciling accounts payable 
Processing and setting up Donor Care 
Performing general administrative duties which support the Centralized Financial Services department 

Knowledge and Abilities: 
Knowledge of the non-profit sector and public accounting, either through coursework or employment experience 
Excellent communication skills with the ability to confidently and clearly communicate information verbally and in writing 
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with financial information 
Proficiency in MS Suite and internet research tools 
Some volunteer experience preferred, although not required 


Required Experience 
Education/Experience: The ideal intern will be a junior or senior working toward a Bachelor’s degree or higher; Knowledge of and experience with the Make-A-Wish mission and service population is preferred.

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