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Accounting Intern

Position Title: Staff Accountant Intern

Job Classification: Non-exempt Intern; Full Time Position

Responsible to: Controller


Job Summary:

The overall objective of the Staff Accountant Intern is to provide support with monthly financial procedures and review of internal controls/policies. This position requires attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills, and a desire to apply the fundamental principles of Accounting and Finance. The Staff Accountant Intern will receive hands-on exposure to the monthly financial cycle and review of internal controls / policies. The Staff Accountant Intern performs the essential functions of the position noted below, while meeting the quality and service standards developed by the agency.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and post General Ledger journal entries.
  • Manage the monthly fixed asset process – additions/disposals/reconciliation.
  • Prepare assigned Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
  • Assist with preparation of monthly financial reports.
  • Prepare actual expense vs. budget follow-up reports.
  • Prepare documentation for internal and external auditors.
  • Support yearly review of internal controls & policies.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, to explain policies and procedures, to receive and interpret complex information, and respond appropriately. 
  • Ability to understand written and oral communication and interpret abstract information.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Confident, self-starter who works well independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and multi-task.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field or at least three years of work towards a degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field.

Physical Requirements: 

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.  The employee frequently is required to remain in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.   
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, listen, and observe.  The employee must be able to communicate clearly with others. 
  • This position frequently communicates with clients who have inquiries about coverage and pricing.  The employee must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. This includes repeating motions that involve the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Position may require the employee to ascend and/or descend ladders, stairs, ramps, and the like. 
  • High stress, fast-paced environment with a high volume of work to be completed daily.
  • Limited physical effort required or exposure to physical risk. However, must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  Blue Ridge Risk Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.