2021 Accounting Summer Intern

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Accounting/Financial Services
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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 competitive in the industry.


Because our applicant pool is so competitive, 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 2021 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.    

To learn more about each team, please click the video links provided below.



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.)

To learn more about this Accounting Team, click here:  Restaurant Accounting Video


Lease Accounting & Auditing Intern:

- Overview of team processes which includes audit, payment, and accounting of rent, property tax, and other occupancy costs

- Overview of the CFA Real Estate process and opportunity to meet staff involved in those processes

- Opportunity to process actual landlord invoices which involves reading/interpreting lease language and disputing incorrect charges

- Opportunity to work on cross-functional projects related to lease accounting

To learn more about this Accounting Team, click here:  Lease Accounting & Auditing Informational Video


Fixed Asset Accounting & Property Tax Intern:

- Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset account 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 asset through the reconciliation of multiple reports

- Track restaurant property tax liability from local assessment data and communicate to stake holders

- Partner with professionals across the organization to provide perspective for various initiatives

To learn more about this Accounting Team, click here:  Fixed Asset Accounting & Property Tax Informational Video


Restaurant Cash Management Accounting Intern:

- Gain a general understanding of the restaurant's monthly cash cycle

- Overview of the accounting systems utilized for cash management

- Assist with daily deposit reconciliation and verification for all incoming and outgoing payments

- Monthly GL balancing and research

- Payroll and vendor check research

- Assist with special projects

To learn more about this Accounting Team, click here:  Restaurant Cash Management Accounting Informational Video


Philanthropic Financial Services Intern:

- Exposure to a variety of private operating foundation accounting aspects

- Recognize revenue associated with summer camps

- Reconcile and research multiple general ledger accounts

- Assist with weekly camp store deposits and verification of sales

- Verify coding of disbursements

- Interview key leaders from various functional areas

- Gain accounting software systems experience (Oracle, CCER, etc.)

- Assist with special projects


To learn more about this Accounting Team, click here:  Philanthropic Financial Services Informational Video



Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled junior or senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance (Must be returning to school Fall 2021)
  • Strong academic track record proven with GPA minimum of 3.0
  • Computer skills including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Must pass Chick-fil-A accounting test



Required Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree


Accounting or Finance

Minimum GPA (4.0 Scale)


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