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Accounting Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Internship placements in the Accounting field.

Why an Accounting Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of accounting within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international accounting internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations. 

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As an accounting intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities. Accounting remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across all our locations.  

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Advantages of an Accounting Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international Accounting work experience
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship
  • Apply with two career fields, not just Accounting
  • Customize your internship
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Accounting Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

Accounting Internship with a Property Management Company

The company is a property management company based in central London. The company rents accommodation to overseas visitors along with ongoing contracts that are in place with overseas entities that have long-term accommodation and accounts services requirements. Established for over 40 years, they have a passion for the spectacular city of London and love to help guests discover the fun and beauty of this busy cosmopolitan city.

Intern tasks can include:
– Reconciling daily bank and credit card statements
– Updating Sage for bank payments and receipts and allocating receipts on internal reports
– Reviewing aged creditors and debtors on a regular basis
– Invoicing customers
– Following up with customers to ensure prompt payment by phone/email
– Managing accounts payable function ensuring creditors invoices are entered on Sage
– Preparing bank/check payments and required supporting documentation for approval by management
– Posting and allocating payments on Sage as required

Accounting Internship with a Theater Company

This theater is recognized as a theatrical innovator for championing shows that push the boundaries of Broadway and for creating uniquely welcoming experiences for audiences and artists. Their mission is to create raves for their theatregoers and theater-makers by guiding attendees through their journeys in their theatres with such care, expertise, and pride in each other, shows, and theaters that they truly feel they belong and are compelled to return.

Intern tasks may include:
– Organizing physical and electronic payroll/other accounting records and documentation
– Assisting in the preparation of weekly, monthly, and annual schedules and/or reports
– Preparing checks, invoices, and other accounting documents for mailing/emailing
– Utilizing spreadsheets, databases, and other computer applications to track and compile various financial and/or box office information
– Recording/entering data into Excel and accounting system (Microsoft GP Dynamics)
– Various Human Resource and other administrative responsibilities

Accounting Internship with Public Accounting Firm

This company specializes in progressive Irish owned businesses, and clients include small to medium sized businesses and sole traders. They provide a comprehensive range of accountancy services and financial advice to owner-managed businesses.

Intern tasks may include:
– Processing and inputting source documentation such as purchases invoices, bank payments, etc. and completion of bank reconciliations
– Assisting with audit work under supervision of an Audit Senior
– Completing payroll entry and imputation
– Maintaining anti-money laundering client files to ensure compliance with legislation

Accounting & Auditing Internship with Small Business Consulting Firm

This company considers themselves to be ‘serial entrepreneurs’ and are excited to point others in the right direction to succeed. They love the challenge of helping a person or business begin a new endeavor. They are a member of the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants and the International Association of Professional Business Consultants. They are a consulting company specializing in small and medium-sized enterprises or small and medium-sized businesses consulting.

Intern tasks can include:

– Compiling and review of supporting documentation for various audits
– Assist in the reconciling of corporate credit cards
– Preparing Standard Operating Procedures for the Finance Department
– Gathering and organizing administrative information, such as procurement limits, property inventories, information about bank accounts

Accounting Internship with a Medical Tech Start-Up

This medical tech start-up is on a mission to transform the way people access professional medical help. Their service connects people with doctors in their home country who can help with any health-related questions which do not require a physical examination. By making it quick and easy to get professional medical information, they save clients’ time and help give them the confidence to decide the best way forward. The company is privately owned by an international group of doctors, technologists, and tech investors who are on a mission to transform the way people access professional medical help.
The available doctors are practicing physicians, licensed and registered in their country of residence.

Intern tasks may include:
– Building an expense management process
– Integrating new bank accounts with Xero online accounting platform
– Integrating payment to doctors in 12 countries throughout several payment platforms
– Reconciling accounting system and bank accounts

Accounting Internship with an International Business Network

As the voice of international business interests, throughout Australia and the US in particular, this organization actively promotes international business with trade missions and works with the U.S. Commercial Service and Austrade to welcome and host inbound business missions. One of the best B2B networks in Australia and overseas, they provide their members with up-to-date information, unparalleled access to opportunities, a robust business events program, a diverse membership database, and a voice to potentially shape government policy.

Intern tasks can include:
– Membership reporting by money and by count across various membership levels and in various cost centers
– Event summary reporting by money and attendance across various states and types of events
– Daily reconciliation of cash
– Assisting with month end financial reporting
– Helping other departments with administrative and events planning tasks as required
– Assisting with on-site delivery of events and attend events and other activities that might be of interest to gain a broader knowledge of Australian business

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Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I think that every aspect of this program made my experience so great. For one, my host city was greater than I could have imagined it could be. It was so fun, charming, and inviting. I think that because it was on the smaller side it made exploring it more intimate and by the first 2 weeks you could really know your way around. Secondly, because my specific program was smaller, it was easier to connect with each of the fellow interns, and we all became very good friends in a short amount of time. I think it was the perfect amount of people. Lastly, the company that I worked for made me excited to come into work everyday and learn. I know that by talking to other interns, their jobs really made their experience as well.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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