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Accounting Internships in New York

New York remains the leading global center for finance, making internships in accounting in New York the perfect way to experience this sector at its biggest and most influential. Indeed, the city is home to many of the world’s largest banks, insurance companies, and private equity firms.

Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including

Responsibilities at our accounting internships in New York might include:

  • Researching customer behavior trends and analyzing data
  • Financial modeling
  • Handling accounts payable and assisting with the control of cash flow
Responsibilities at our accounting internships in New York might include:

Internships in accounting in New York

Here are just a few example roles our accounting interns have taken on before:

  1. Tax Accountant

    Tax accountancy is one of the nine main branches of accounting. As an intern, you will get the chance to shadow a qualified tax accountant and assist them with the completion of important financial records. This will not only give you an insight into what it is like to work as part of a busy Accounts team, but will also teach you key data analysis and bookkeeping skills. 

  2. Auditor

    Accountancy is a more diverse field than one might think. As an Audit intern, you will work alongside the people who review financial records to make sure they comply with local tax laws. You will need excellent attention to detail in this role, as specific responsibilities could include checking financial statements for misinformation and performing tests to ensure the statements are correct.

  3. Financial forecasting

    If you’re looking to pursue a career in accounting, financial forecasting is an essential skill. Interns assist in evaluating their host organization’s current financial condition, and estimating future conditions. These forecasts are an important part of how companies develop budgets and policies.

  4. Budget Analyst

    Analytical thinking, attention to detail, and strong communication skills are all attributes that are highly sought after in this sector. Specific responsibilities for Budget Analyst interns vary from sector to sector, but these skills will stand you in good stead regardless. Generally, you can expect to be working with a lot of statistical data, cross checking and comparing figures to ensure the accuracy of budgets and proposals.

  5. Forensic Accountant

    As a result of stricter economic conditions across the US, Forensic Accountants are now in very high demand. If you have a good head for numbers and are looking for an interesting and varied role, this could be the perfect career for you. As an intern in this field, you will have the opportunity to work alongside qualified Forensic Accountants, tracing assets, calculating damages and lost profits, and conducting client industry research. Depending on the organization, you may focus on anti-fraud, money laundering, or computer forensics.

The accounting industry

Number crunching isn’t the only thing you need to be good at in order to succeed as an accountant. You also need to have good attention to detail and work with integrity. Internships in accounting in New York give students the opportunity to experience different types of accounting roles, including tax accounting, auditing, budget analysis, and forensic accounting. Given its reputation as the global center of finance, there is no better place for you to complete your accounting internship than in New York.

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