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Accounting & Finance INTERNSHIPS

Learn in-demand accounting and finance skills that lead to top jobs

Outcome.Life’s Network of Accounting & Finance Host Companies

Internships are the best way to kick-start your career

Learn In-Demand Skills
You will be able to put your theoretical knowledge into practise and build your essential skill set.
Update your LinkedIn
Prove your skills on the job and you are able to include them on your linkedin profile and resume.
Connect with industry
Working with a team is the best way to build out your professional network in your industry.

Accounting & Finance Internships

Accounting & Finance internships can really give you a taste for what it’s like to work in your chosen industry.

The best part about completing an internship is that you get to trial the kind of career and environment you may be interested in exploring in the future.

You can select working for an accounting firm that looks after many private business or individual tax accounts or you may like to go into a small business and work with CFO’s bookkeepers and financial controllers who look after the finances of the business directly. 

To complete an accounting or finance internship, you may have completed one of the following:

Types of Qualifications

Accounting & Finance knowledge and skills are adaptable from a range of qualifications including: 

  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Finance

Previous Accounting & Finance Based Internships

Outcome.Life have placed hundreds of students into accounting & finance internships

General Accounting 
with Kwik Kopy

The experts at Kwik Kopy can design and print large format printing, anything from signage & outdoor advertising, pull-up banners, posters, window graphics and vehicle graphics, with special inks and finishes to ensure that your prints stand the test of time.

Financial & Investment 
with Pitcher Partners

The Pitcher Partners national association has a commitment to common values including providing exceptional client service, technical expertise, rigorous and practical commercial advice and a caring working environment. 

Management Accounting
with Eligo Consulting

Eligo Consulting was created in 2014 as a direct response to the lack of finance expertise available to growing small businesses, and the critical role that it plays to drive stability, growth and financial success.

Things you might do in your internship

General Accounting Internship

  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Recommends financial actions by analysing accounting options.
  • Summaries current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statements, and other reports.
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents.
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analysing account information.
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
  • Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.

Financial Analyst Internship

  • Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; studying proposed changes in methods and materials.

  • Increases productivity by developing automated accounting applications; coordinating information requirements.
    – Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
    – Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Mortgage broker database administration

  • Support with loan documentation and analysis

  • Experience with broking software and Micro. Excel

  • Historical client support and attending meetings

Management Accounting Internship

  • Assist in the reconciliation and preparation of month-end management accounts for clients, including

    (but not limited to): Income reconciliations and FX position reconciliations

  • Assist in the preparation of month end reports for clients, including (but not limited to):

    ○ Analysis of actual vs. budgeted month-to-date and year-to-date results

    ○ Review of invoice coding in Xero and follow-up of any issues with book-keepers

  • Preparation of commentary for any material variances

  • Update of the full year forecast based on actual year-to-date trending and results

  • Preparation of month end reporting packs and dashboards

Preparing for your internship

  1. Do initial research on roles and their responsibilities
  2. Have a clear idea of what you want to do
  3. Show real interest to learn new skills and put your skills into practice
  4. Update your LinkedIn to detail your career-relateed interest and skills
  5. Make sure your resume looks professional and easy-to-read
  6. Be open to learning new things including procedures and software

During your internship, you will be required to learn and use a wide range of software. Knowing how to use those programs to a high level will help you throughout your career.

If you want to get a head start and make a real impression during your internship, we suggest you get ahead by learning some of the programs below in your personal time.

What kind of businesses need accounting & finance interns?

Every business needs employees that makes money or employs people need accounting and finance experts who can learn a range of skills to support the organisation 

Technology

Finance

Retail

Education

Science

Logistics

Entertainment

Emily's Internship with Prime Accounting

Emily always wanted to work at one of the big accounting firms.

She completed her internship at a small accounting firm called Prime. At the beginning of her internship there were no opportunities with the organisation but by the end of her internship she was offered a paid position and within two years she accepted a job at PwC Australia.

Benefits of completing an internship

Real-life experience

You have spent so much time with your head in books, now it's time to put that theoretical knowledge into action

Get Australian Business experience

Having Australian working experience is acknowledged all around the world.

Enhance your resume

You can update your Linked In & resume to show your future employees the experience you have.

Stand out from the crowd

Completing an internship will allow you to stand out from the other students who have completed the same degree as you.

Build professional network

Work with like-minded professionals within your industry.

Guaranteed Internship

We guarantee we will be able to find you an internship.

Get in touch today

Learn more about how you can complete an internship in the field of accounting & finance today!