2023 Accounting Summer Intern

Requisition ID 2022-12073
Job Function
Accounting/Financial Services
Position Type
Internships
Posting Location : Location
US-GA-Atlanta

Overview

The Chick-fil-A Financial Services Department offers an incredibly unique summer internship experience.   As an Accounting Summer Intern, you will contribute to Chick-fil-A’s growth through challenging and meaningful work. Under the guidance of an intern coach, our interns build their personal leadership brand while gaining accounting experience and developing key skills necessary for a successful career.  With hands-on work assignments, exposure to C-Level executives, and activities that connect you to our unique culture, Chick-fil-A’s Accounting Internship is among the most sought-after in the industry.

 

Because of the skills required in the internship, we utilize an Accounting Test as an objective tool to assess a candidate’s knowledge of basic accounting principles.  If you continue past our initial review, you will be asked to complete this test. In order to be considered in our priority applicant pool, it’s important that you schedule and complete this assessment as soon as possible.

 

The Chick-fil-A Accounting Department is made up of many sub-departments that support Chick-fil-A Franchisees and Chick-fil-A, Inc.  By applying for the 2023 Accounting Summer Internship, you will automatically be considered for all positions listed below, and will be placed based on your skills, interests, and business need.   When you submit your application, you will be asked which Accounting Team interests you most. Please rank your preference: 1 = most preferred and 5 = least preferred. We will make every effort to accommodate your preference based on available positions remaining on each team.    

Responsibilities

Restaurant Accounting Intern:

  • Exposure to a variety of private industry accounting needs
  • Reconcile and research multiple general ledger accounts
  • Audit monthly franchise fee data from restaurants
  • Verify coding of cash disbursements
  • Exposure to key leaders from various functional areas
  • Perform special project work supporting operations, marketing, and new growth
  • Gain accounting software systems experience (Oracle, etc.)

 Capital Asset Reporting Intern:

  • Engage in short-term projects that support the primary objectives of the Capital Asset Reporting team
  • Overview of the lifecycle of CFA capital assets
  • Opportunity to review and interpret lease language and convert into lease schedule that complies with Lease Accounting Standards
  • Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts and close out those accounts once the related project has been completed
  • Calculate and record fixed asset depreciation and appropriate retirements
  • Validate existence of fixed assets through the reconciliation of multiple reports
  • Overview of team processes which includes audit, payment, and accounting of rent, property tax, and other occupancy costs
  • Opportunity to process actual landlord invoices which involves reading/interpreting lease language and disputing incorrect charges
  • Partner with professionals across the organization, such as Real Estate Legal and Restaurant Development, to provide perspective for various initiatives and complete day-to-day responsibilities
  • Leverage emerging technology, such as Tableau and Alteryx, to improve processes or analyze key data elements

Restaurant Cash Management Accounting Intern:

  • Develop a general understanding of the restaurant’s monthly cash cycle and a high-level overview of the accounting systems utilized for cash management
  • Gain exposure to Restaurant Cash Management and Payroll Services analytical strategies that support the overall business
  • Grow personally and professionally in a learning centered culture
  • Assist with daily deposit reconciliation and verification for all incoming and outgoing payments
  • Gain experience in using analytical tools to perform research and data analysis
  • Assist with monthly general ledger, payroll and vendor check balancing and research
  • Interpret results and formulate recommendations on projects/team processes for continuous improvement
  • Report on project outcomes to stakeholders across the organization

Restaurant Payroll Services Accounting Intern:

  • Develop a general understanding of Chick-fil-A Restaurant payroll processing
  • Gain exposure to Restaurant Cash Management and Payroll Services analytical strategies that support the overall business
  • Grow personally and professionally in a learning centered culture
  • Assist with providing support for daily payroll processing and W2 adjustments
  • Gain experience in using analytical tools to perform research and data analysis
  • Assist with monthly payroll GL research and reconciliation with cross-departmental partners
  • Interpret results and formulate recommendations on projects/team processes for continuous improvement
  • Report on project outcomes to stakeholders across the organization

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled junior or senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance (Must be returning to school Fall 2023)
  • Strong academic track record proven with GPA minimum of 3.0
  • Computer skills including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook
  • Demonstrated leadership

 

**AS PART OF THE SELECTION PROCESS, APPLICANTS MUST PASS CHICK-FIL-A ACCOUNTING TEST

 

Travel Requirements

10%

Required Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree

Major/Concentration

Accounting or Finance

Minimum GPA (4.0 Scale)

3.0

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