About Accounting

    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.

    Location Placements



    Barcelona

    Accounting and Tax Planning

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    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.

    • 8/31/2014
    • 12.0 weeks
    • 1/11/2015
    • 12.0 weeks
    • 5/31/2015
    • 10.0 weeks

    Accounting Services for Vacation Rental Company

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    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.

      Dublin

      Accounting and Auditing Intern for a Firm in Dublin

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      This is a chartered accountants and auditors based in Dublin city. providing Auditing, Financial Reporting, Accounting, Taxation, Tax and Legal Compliance Reporting.

      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have some background experience of auditing and be of a mature, responsible disposition.

        London

        Loss Prevention Company working with Corporate Clients and Fraud

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        This company specializes in loss prevention and risk management. In particular, they work with corporate clients to prevent credit card, insurance, and banking fraud. Their software platform supports the full risk management life cycle from modeling and execution to investigation and oversight using three key capabilities: modeling tools, an execution engine, and monitoring & investigation dashboards. They seek interns with a wide array of computer, forensic accounting, and analytical skills.

        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in software, forensic accounting, spreadsheet analysis and/or law enforcement. Junior Class standing and 3.4 GPA in a statistical, actuarial, or business forecasting related major is required.

        • 1/11/2014
        • 12.0 weeks
        • 8/30/2014
        • 15.0 weeks
        • 6/13/2015
        • 8.0 weeks
        • 6/20/2015
        • 8.0 weeks

        Accounting and Tax Consulting Firm

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        This evolving business offers advisory, tax, accounting, book-keeping, company formation, and payroll services to clients throughout the UK and other European countries. Their services cover all sorts of accounts including limited company, partnership, tax return, self assessment (self-employed, rental, capital gain etc), tax investigation, VAT, tax rebate, etc. The accounting assistant intern will assist with preparation of accounts and tax returns for sole traders and limited companies, corporation tax return, self-assessment income tax return, child tax credits, working tax credits, payroll and employer annual return (P35 both online and manually), VAT registration and returns, PAYE registrations, 363 annual returns, compliances and filing accounts to HMRC and Companies House, and SMP, SSP, and other social security benefits.

        Ideal Candidate: Candidates must have a good knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook and experience with at least one of the major accounting software packages is desirable but not essential. Knowledge of foreign languages, especially Spanish, French, German and/or Italian, is also a plus. Additionally, it is a bonus if you have had management experience in a busy office environment.

          Charity Providing Community Accountancy Services

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          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.

          • 1/11/2014
          • 12.0 weeks
          • 8/30/2014
          • 15.0 weeks
          • 6/13/2015
          • 8.0 weeks
          • 6/20/2015
          • 8.0 weeks

          Milan

          Financial Consulting for a Multinational

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          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.

          • 5/26/2013
          • 9.0 weeks
          • 8/31/2014
          • 12.0 weeks
          • 1/4/2015
          • 12.0 weeks

          Accounting Internship for Italian Chartered Accountant

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          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.

            New York City

            Accounting for a Fashion Photography Studio

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            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.

            • 6/9/2013
            • 8.0 weeks
            • 9/6/2014
            • 14.0 weeks

            Accounting for Theater Company

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            The Accounting Intern works closely with the Director of Finance in providing general administrative support and also assisting in the weekly accounts payable. The position is a good opportunity to gain skills in bookkeeping and non-profit administration in general. 20 hours per week.

            Ideal Candidate: Rising Junior studying accounting or related field.

              Accounting Internship at World Class Technology Company

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              The selected accounting Intern will provide general accounting support to this fast-paced department. Responsibilities include assisting with: Accounts payable; Accounts receivable; Credit card processing and reconciliations; Data entry into Netsuite accounting software; Report generation; Expense and disbursement processing; Document filing.

              Ideal Candidate: The ideal person should have a positive attitude, strong social skills, a customer oriented attitude and thrive in a fast-paced, hard-working environment. Ideal qualifications: Currently enrolled in a 4 year college or recent graduate; 1-2 years of experience in bookkeeping or related accounting coursework; Knowledge of basic accounting principles; Strong sense of professionalism and confidentiality; Excellent problem solving and organizational skills; Great interpersonal skills necessary.

              • 9/6/2014
              • 14.0 weeks
              • 6/7/2015
              • 8.0 weeks

              Sydney

              Accounting for Event Management Firm

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              This premier publicity and event management company works with celebrity clients, A list politicians and global personalities while they are in Australia. Accounting interns will work alongside the accounting staff and help with debtors, creditors, budgets, bank reconciliation, data entry, credit card processing and accounts receivable.

              Ideal Candidate: Accounting and/or Finance Majors interested in gaining experience in accounting and book-keeping for a fast moving business.

              • 6/8/2013
              • 8.0 weeks
              • 9/6/2014
              • 12.0 weeks
              • 1/24/2015
              • 12.0 weeks

              Accounting for a Large Communications Firm

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              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 student with strong business skills is absolutely ideal.

              • 6/8/2013
              • 8.0 weeks
              • 9/6/2014
              • 12.0 weeks
              • 1/24/2015
              • 12.0 weeks

              Accounting at a Sydney Law Firm

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              • Process Accounts Receivable and Payable, and credit cards accurately • Analyze expenditure such as vehicle costs and mobile telephone costs • Prepare ad hoc budget reports • Learn the accounting software MYOB • Explore/assist in a wider base of operations such as HR, people facilities, accounts payables, invoicing, administration, etc.

              Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be interested in history, government, social sciences, anthropology, human rights or indigenous rights and have accounting coursework, research or volunteer experience to support an accounting placement.

                Accounting Services Internship at a Startup Bakery

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                Work in a true startup, small business environment! Intern will be able to experience a combination of accounting, bookkeeping, reconciliations, invoicing, financial analysis (Cost of Goods analyses, productivity, etc), inventory control, as well as general duties that all of us do to some extent, such as working market stalls, admin, etc.

                Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidate will have Experience or at least coursework in accounting in order to be able to grasp Australian business practices. Student should have a great ability to find and rectify errors.

                  Accounting Internship with Hotel Booking Company

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                  With an extensive inventory of over 170,000 hotels worldwide, this creative, dynamic and modern business explores the globe in search of the destinations that are bound to impress even the most seasoned travelers. From luxury lodges to exotic expeditions, they seek out the best possible rates and allow travelers to book directly through their website. Intern tasks may include: • Looking over our current accounts and checking for discrepancies • Arranging automated spreadsheet data of client returns amounts and rebates • Some involvement in the new development of the website incorporating the billing, accounting and reporting into an automated systems through the back end of the database and admin systems • Arrangement of client rebates and returns and ensuring all of this data is correct and up to date • End of financial year tax preparation and cross checks • Monitor trends in social media tools • ensure social media tools are kept up to date • Manage all social media campaigns • Manage presence in social networking sites including Face Book, Twitter etc. • Ensure feedback insights gained from media monitoring • Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, analyze and review and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results • Monitor competitor activity • Engaging in all social media dialogue

                  Ideal Candidate: The best candidate for this position will have strong accounting skills and a top notch, do it all attitude. Candidate should be willing to step into various roles outside of accounting (though accounting is the primary focus of this position) in order to help the team. A can-do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit are absolute musts!

                    Accounting Intern for a Live Production Company

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                    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. -General Filing -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.

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