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Accounting Internship

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Are you pursuing a degree in the fast-paced world of accounting? Do you have the intellect, experience and motivation for a fast-track internship with an industry leader? Our Accounting internship might be the perfect summer stop for you to get hands-on experience in a leading Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company. You'll join the financial services department at our Purina World Headquarters in St. Louis, MO for the opportunity to partner on projects from various facets of our business, such as financial reporting and analysis, accounting, tax, internal audit and other business units.

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You're expected to be a key contributor to the work that we do, but you're not expected to go at it alone. Coaching and performance feedback are critical to your overall success and development. Between your intern supervisor and the broader finance team, you'll be provided rich, constructive guidance regarding your performance and mastery of organizational information. With accounting and financials rooted in so many of our key business decisions, we'll empower you to network and engage directly at all levels across the organization.

We're a global organization known widely as a 'Best Place to Work'. Our culture continuously dares us to Stand Taller and ask "what's next?" Are you up to the dare?

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Available Internships

Program Details

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare and coordinate business schedules and related analysis for internal reporting
  • Support tax filings, government surveys and other external reporting requirements
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis of specific promotional programs and events
  • Prepare general accounting transactions
  • Assist monthly period end-close process
  • Develop advanced MS Excel spreadsheets to aid financial reporting and analysis
  • Gain understanding of the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry

Basic Qualifications (minimum)

  • Full time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Accounting and graduating between fall 2017 and spring 2018
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0

Able to work in St. Louis, MO at least 10 consecutive weeks between the end of May and August 2017

Career Path

  • Accounting Intern
  • Staff Accountant
  • Senior Staff Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Manager Financial Services
  • Director Financial Services

Finance and Accounting also move within the department (some move from finance to accounting to tax or vice versa), they also move out into similar departments as Audit above with addition of Marketing.


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