Accounting Intern

Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC is seeking candidates for their 2021 Internship Program. Candidates will be required to be currently enrolled in college pursuing a degree with a major or concentration in accounting. Prefer candidate to be enrolled in senior year of school. Candidate will have opportunity to work in the field or office on engagements involving audits or management services or preparation of tax returns for tax clients. The duties and responsibilities of the Staff Accountant Intern in the conduct of their assignments are outlined under three general headings: Knowledge of the Firm, General Responsibilities and Job Responsibilities. The duties are listed in the details below. M&J provides a great opportunity to gain experience with a regional accounting firm.

General Responsibilities

All Interns’ will be responsible to be alert to the interest of clients and of the Firm and the profession. This requires the development of technical skills and personal qualifications, including the following:

  • A well-rounded knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and generally accepted auditing standards as defined in accounting and auditing literature.
  • A working knowledge of Federal and state income tax laws and regulations at a level sufficient for the preparation of tax returns.
  • An awareness of current developments in the accounting profession.
  • The ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Professional appearance in attitude, dress, poise and conduct.
  • Establishing a practice of accuracy in dealing with information (numeric and alphabetic).
  • Develop proficiency in use of available resources (e.g., Firm manuals, computer software, etc.)

Job Responsibilities

Some of the responsibilities of the Accounting Intern are listed below:

  • Assist with the study and evaluation of internal accounting controls.
  • Test compliance with internal controls when their evaluation has shown they can be relied upon if, in fact, they are working.
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Examine client reconciliations of bank accounts and investigate discrepancies.
  • Examine client reconciliations of subsidiary accounts to controls.
  • Schedule computations of accruals and document the underlying support for those accruals.
  • Prepare schedule of write-offs of prepaid expenses and deferred charges.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a college degree with a major or concentration in accounting
  • All candidates must be willing to work 40 hours per week
  • All students must provide their own housing and transportation for duration of internship
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Overnight travel will be necessary
  • May be required to work weekends
  • Must be able to lift 25lb

Knowledge of the Firm

  • The Accounting Intern is expected to acquire a familiarity and understanding of the Firm’s organization, the services which it offers to clients, and its practices and policies relating to professional, administrative, and personnel matters.

Office Location: All locations

Salary: Competitive – Paid time and half for overtime outside of 40 hours per week worked

Benefits:

At M&J, we do not ask you to give up your personal life for your career; we encourage a healthy work/life balance by providing you with the tools, compensation, and benefits to achieve a high quality of life. To learn more about the benefits we provide, visit mjcpa.com/careers.

Mauldin and Jenkins Culture:

Your goals and ideas matter at Mauldin & Jenkins – you are an integral part of our team, working with other like-minded professionals in a technologically advanced, dynamic and friendly environment. Our dynamic environment provides opportunities for our employees to succeed.

Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex; pregnancy; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.