ACCO Brands Accounting Intern in Lake Zurich, Illinois

Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.

Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.

We are currently seeking a Finance Intern for summer 2019 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

  • 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

About Us

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of nearly $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Apply and build your future with ACCO Brands.

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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.

Posting Job Title: Accounting Intern

External Referral Bonus: Not Eligible

External Company Name: ACCO Brands USA LLC

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Street: Lake Zurich