Accounting Intern
KIPP Houston - Houston, TX

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The Accounting Intern will report directly to the Director of Accounting and play a key role in the annual
audit of KIPP Houston Public Schools. The intern will gain valuable experience in all aspects of the KIPP
Accounting group. He or she will work in Accounts Payable for 2 weeks, Accounts Receivable for 2 weeks,
Fixed Assets for 2 weeks and help directly with the audit for 2 weeks. The intern will also work directly with
KIPP schools and build relationships with each school by aiding in helping the schools succeed. KIPP
Houston is on the forefront of technology so the intern will see directly how technology is increasing the
efficiency of major non-profits such as KIPP through the use of Excel, VBA, DropBox and Adobe Acrobat XI.

This position is funded by Shell and is part of the 2013 Shell Nonprofit Internship Program. This is a
paid internship of approximately $2,500 over 8 weeks starting on June 3rd, 2013.


Accounts Payable – 2 weeks - Input vendor invoices, ensuring transaction dates are correct. Ensure
items are posted in the proper fiscal year. Print checks and work directly with the AP Senior Specialist.

Accounts Receivable – 2 weeks – Input cash receipts, ensuring revenue is booked in the proper period.
Work directly with A/R Staff Accountant.

Fixed Assets – 2 weeks – Work directly with Fixed Assets Staff Accountant to ensure depreciation is
properly accounted for. Ensure capital additions are properly accounted for using Microsoft Dynamics.

Audit – 2 weeks and ongoing - Gather support for the audit. Ensure audit support ties to lead
schedules. Work directly with the Director of Accounting to ensure auditors receive support in a timely
manner. This will be essential in reducing audit costs for KIPP Houston.


Must be an Accounting major with over 60 hours of college credit

Overall GPA of 3.0 or above

Major GPA of 3.5 or above

Must be attending an accredited 4 year university

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

Ability to work independently/as a self-starter

Team-oriented and dependable

Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Word office software recommended

Strong work ethic and an outgoing personality