Accounting Intern

US-IL-Lake Zurich
# Positions
ACCO Brands
External Referral Bonus
Not Eligible

Position Summary

If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, a Kensington® computer mouse or a simple box of ACCO paper clips, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.  We have great brands that people in 100 countries all over the world use to stay organized, such as:


AT-A-GLANCE®   Day-Timer®   Five Star®   GBC®   Kensington® Mead®   Quartet®   Swingline®   Wilson Jones® & others


We are currently seeking a Finance Intern for summer 2018 who could ultimately participate in our five year Finance Development Program. Our interns will have the opportunity to work in any of the following areas:

  • US Central Accounting 
  • Financial Transaction Processing 
  • Treasury
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Business Decision Support

Working at ACCO Brands is more than a job, it is an experience! Our internship program provides real world business experience, enabling our interns to be fully integrated into our day-to-day operations, giving them a unique perspective to our culture and business environment. Importantly, our interns will have exposure to the finance leadership team, including the opportunity to job shadow and interact with various members of leadership to gain an appreciation of the different expectations and contributions delivered by our senior finance leaders. 


In addition, our intern program provides vast learning opportunities, such as providing interns the ability to secure a Lean Six Sigma ("LSS") Yellow belt. This will enable our interns to participate in cross-functional business improvement teams and allow them to function as a full team member in their assigned roles. 


Position Responsibilities and Principles: 

  • Ten weeks internship duration
  • Interns will be expected to assume and discharge real responsibilities by established deadlines
  • Interns will be assigned to a team, with the expectation that hard work and support will make their team successful
  • Interns will have direct exposure to senior management and opportunities to job shadow with the senior finance leadership team to gain valuable experience
  • Will be trained as a LSS Yellow belt early during their internship so they will be able to participate as a Finance team member on a cross-functional LSS business improvement team
  • We will assess their performance both during and at the conclusion of the summer assignment

Position Qualifications

  • Within one year of graduation at a recognized four year undergraduate university
  • Accounting majors are strongly preferred, will consider Finance majors with a minor/concentration in Accounting
  • Intend on sitting for the CPA, once candidate meets 150 credit hour requirement
  • Considering candidates with a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher
  • Strong desire to join our five year Finance Development Program upon graduation

Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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