International internships in accounting may vary dramatically based on location and branch of accounting you in which you want to specialize.
Many employers will allow you to obtain firsthand experience in the accounting field in a new country, getting to experience the different standards and measurements of the field.
While the two general tracks are financial and managerial accounting, your tasks might also include creating invoices and processing payments, reconciling bank statements, preparing sales tax returns, bookkeeping, audits, analysis, and research. Check out our list for a representative sampling of some of our many current opportunities.
A Barcelona based accounting firm is looking for a general accounting intern. The intern will gain insight into European accounting and finance standards. He or she will have the opportunity to work on projects and assist clientele. Upper classmen and recent graduates with a background in accounting and/or finance are encouraged to apply.
Ideal Candidate: Rising Junior, 3.0 GPA. The placement is English speaking with an intermediate level of Spanish preferred.
This company provides vacation rental management services and technology to their clients around the world. Sample tasks: Assisting with day to day accounting and invoicing procedures, monthly statements, data entry, following up with clients to confirm services, organizing accounts and billing processes, eCommerce platform projects, and more.
Ideal Candidate: Background in business, finance or accounting. Beginner Spanish acceptable.
This accounting placement is with a nonprofit that provides underprivileged and under-served communities with support services. This intern role is great for those looking to expand their accounting and bookkeeping skills with UK accounting systems in a nonprofit setting. Tasks may include assisting the bookkeeper in maintaining accurate books, using accountancy software to prepare financial reports for clients, preparing draft accounts for audit and independent examinations, preparing payroll, developing full cost recovery models.
Ideal Candidate: The role requires an educational background and/or experience in accounting as well as strong administrative skills and discretion. An interest in nonprofit work is also beneficial.
This company is a leading global professional service company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, they offer solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. This position with a large multinational firm focuses on financial management and accounting practices. Those looking to expand beyond their home country's operations will be able to explore financial strategies in a new environment.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will know how to mathematically calculate the financial risk as well as all other mathematical programs, be studying actuarial mathematics, accounting or international business.
Accounting Internship for Italian Chartered Accountant
This Italian Chartered Accountant is seeking an Accounting Intern. Business is conducted in English, and provides all accounting requirements and services for individuals and LLC's, primarily American expatriates. General responsibilities will include bookkeeping, filing and understanding accountancy documents, creating internal reports for foreign clients, and obtaining a general knowledge of the Italian fiscal and accounting systems. Some off-site work may be available, in client office locations. There will also be the opportunity to work with various Italian governmental agencies, giving the intern a better understanding of the overall Italian system of government. The office is very well located in central Milan, which will provide the opportunity to work in a very desirable neighborhood.
Ideal Candidate: The intern should be an accounting student interesting in a learning experience that will help them understand the Italian accounting system. The accounting system in Italy differs from that in the US as there are some aspects of law associated with it, as well as some minimal aspects of finance.
This internship is located in an upscale photography studio and commercial sound-stage. A “thick skin” is required as you will be working with high profile photographers, models, ad agency execs and casting directors. This position provides accounting and business administration support to the company owner and sales manager.
Ideal Candidate: Highly organized and detail oriented. College class work and/or work experience in accounting & book keeping. Experience with QuickBooks and other CRM software required. Fashionable outlook preferred for this highly competitive placement.
This firm is a leading Australian communications and technical service company. Tasks may include: Work with the business development team as they estimate and cost business proposals for B2B contract solutions, work on mergers & acquisitions projects, work with the corporate Business Development team, work with the CFO on corporate finance issues, analyze the budget for the next year and update their presentations with the new forecasts for the new year, doing a lot of work with Excel and assisting on a number of end of financial year projects and accounts, Work with the corporate office finance team, and deal with various accounting and finance issues for projects and new ideas.
Ideal Candidate: Major in accounting with classes is finance desirable. Upper level with strong business skills.
The children's musical group is well known globally, reaching an estimated global audience of more than 1,000,000 children across Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America with its tours, music and TV shows. The TV series has consistently been one of the top three most successful pre-school television shows worldwide.
Sample tasks include:
-Data entry into Excel Spreadsheets
-Collating of receipts to match with spreadsheets to make sure that all claims have back up documents.
-Contacting people with account enquiries regarding their -Bi-yearly royalties
-Re-structure of our payroll filing system, making sure we have all required paperwork for employees.
-Keeping time sheets
-Re-structure of the spreadsheet that keeps control of all the accounting folders and assets in archive.
The intern will be able to get invaluable experience in the grass roots, hands on accounting of a production company and corporate subsidiary of a listed conglomerate and will be able to get an insight into TV and Live Events accounting.
Ideal Candidate: Upbeat personality with a background in business, accounting, finance.