Accounting Intern - Syracuse

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Country: Liverpool, New York, US, 13090

Company: Colas

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Barrett Paving Materials Inc. is a leader in heavy civil construction with a vertically integrated value chain which includes aggregate production, hot mix asphalt plants, asphalt paving services, and a wide range of road construction work.  Barrett engages in heavy civil and commercial construction projects in counties throughout Upstate NY, specializing in airport and highway work.  Barrett’s mission has been to strengthen and grow by empowering our people, fostering innovation, and utilizing new technology. Barrett is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Our company provides competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee.

Barrett Industries, a leader in heavy civil construction since 1854, has an opening for an energetic individual looking to complete an accounting internship. We are looking for a highly skilled individual that will be a great asset to our team. Barrett is part of a global construction leader, Colas, and is a great place to build a career!

Under the supervision of our staff, the Accounting Intern can expect to participate in the preparation of journal entries, financial reports, analyze actual financial data, learn more about bookkeeping software, and assist with other accounting activities. You should be a motivated team player who can maintain efficiency and accuracy when multitasking.


Through our internship, we hope to offer a rewarding experience for the candidate, which will help add real world experience to their resume, as well as provide a fresh outlook and feedback on our current practices and processes.  To be a strong candidate for an accounting internship, you should possess an understanding of accounting and financial principles and a positive attitude. You should be collaborative, trustworthy, receptive to feedback, and eager to learn.


 Accounting Intern Responsibilities:


  • Shadowing members of the Accounting department as they perform their duties
  • Assisting with research, filing, data entry, and recording and maintaining accurate and complete financial records
  • Preparing financial reports, such as balance sheets and income statements, invoices, and other documents
  • Working with bookkeeping software
  • Handling sensitive or confidential information with honesty and integrity
  • Learning how to work as part of the Accounting team to compile and analyze data, track information, and support the company
  • Taking on additional tasks or projects to learn more about accounting and office operations
  • Knowing the importance of accounts receivable, and how they are processed
  • Basic understanding of the calculation of the monthly close, as well as profit/loss
  • Knowing what the various locations are responsible for reporting/providing to the accounting team
  • Basic understanding of the profit/loss statement
  • Knowing what job cost analysis entails and the process of generating these reports
  • Observing time reporting and how payroll is generate
  • Comparing item cost to estimations from bids- understand if we are losing or gaining money


Accounting Intern Requirements:


  • Must be actively working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Satisfactory completion of introductory accounting courses and a basic understanding of accounting and financial principles
  • Aptitude for math, proficiency with computers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy, and responsibility
  • Motivation and strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible



Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (Barrett Paving) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  


Nearest Major Market: Syracuse