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Accounting Intern

Company: Great Wolf Lodge
Location: Cicero
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Program Summary:
The Corporate Internship Program at Great Wolf is a 10-week program that provides college students with paid, meaningful experience that compliments their current coursework. Through an experiential and structured approach to learning, interns will gain hands-on experience with real-life work that is tied to the success of the team and Great Wolf's purpose of Bringing Joy to Families. In addition to meaningful assignments and working in a supportive business environment, students will be invited to participate in professional development opportunities, social activities to get to know fellow Pack Members and build relationships across other departments, and more. Students can expect regular mentorship and feedback to help develop the skills and experience that will position them to grow in their career area of choice. -
Job Summary:
The Accounting Internship is based out of Great Wolf Lodge's headquarters located in Chicago, IL. This role will be part of the Accounting team with responsibilities that include participating in the month end close and related transaction processing, reviewing and verifying the accuracy of financial statement accounts, and performing reconciliations of general ledger accounts. This is an opportunity to learn alongside a team committed to providing learning, development, and hands-on work experience!
Experiences You Will Gain / Responsibilities:

  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Ensure proper cut-off and accounting for assigned accounts
  • Prepare financial statements and schedules for internal reporting
  • Actively participate in the continuous development and strengthening of internal controls
  • Assist with updating documentation for policies and procedures
  • Utilize computer applications to compile, retrieve and summarize accounting information for analyses and reporting purposes
  • Review compliance or coordinate accounting matters with other departments and locations as necessary
  • Vendor invoice processing - distribution for approval, matching to purchase orders, verification of account coding, review for sales and use tax compliance, entry into AP system
  • Assist in accounting research of non-recurring or technically complex accounting topics
  • Complete ad hoc projects, reporting, and analysis, as requested -


    • Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
    • Accounting and analytical background
    • Attention to detail - able to complete tasks with high level of accuracy
    • Able to learn and support developing information for financial statements and balance sheet reconciliations
    • Skilled in Microsoft Excel - macros, v-lookups, and pivot tables
    • High level of organization and ability to manage to deadlines
    • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other team members

      About the Great Wolf Corporate Internship Program:

      • 10-week full-time program based in our Corporate Headquarters located in Chicago, IL
      • Work on a hybrid schedule (Mon/Fri optional work from home, Tues/Wed/Thurs in the office with your team)
      • Meaningful, business-driven assignments and projects
      • Regular mentorship and individualized performance coaching and feedback
      • Cohort-based onboarding and learning
      • Professional development opportunities -Social events and activities
        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Great Wolf Lodge, Cicero , Accounting Intern, Accounting, Auditing , Cicero, Illinois

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