I currently work as a financial analyst and accounting intern at Global Palate Foods LLC. in New York, NY, where I assist the CEO in all aspects of the company’s accounting and financing. My work there has been honorable and invaluable to my MBA education, including the following experience:
•We were looking for some funding opportunities for investments in food products out of the United States for more than two weeks, with no response from the companies. I researched and located seven different addresses in different countries. I emailed them and explained that our desire as a food company was to expand, but that communication was key. Within a few days I heard back from them, and I was able to present some of our products. I have learned that customer service, diligence, and negotiating are necessary supplements to accounting skills.
•I have done extensive research to find answers to problems, even in unfamiliar fields. We are a food products company, and I am responsible for updating and maintaining the QuickBooks inventory item list. Every month we receive new and different invoices that I must account for. I take the time to pull the invoices and supporting documents, I talk to the sales and marketing mangers, match the product invoices online, and then determine how I should label and classify the fixed asset. This task has helped me learn to dig deep to find information, and to work with other people within the company to find the answers I need to solve the problem at hand.