Genuine Parts Careers

Finance Intern, Financial Shared Services - Summer (4)

ATLANTA, GA
Administrative/Clerical


Job Description

Job ID: 215769
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

Ready for a challenging and rewarding internship? This is your opportunity to work hands on with the leading automotive parts company and unleash your technology skills to move our business forward!

The GPC Finance Internship is designed to prepare students for a position in a corporate environment upon graduation. The Internship is designed for students to attain professional skills and experience while assisting in the day-to-day functions within a corporate Finance department. Interns will be placed within the GPC Internal Audit or the GPC Accounting Center. While candidates may specify their preference in Internal Audit or the Accounting Center, the decision will be made by GPC and will be based upon internal needs and the candidates skill sets assessed during the interview process.

The Intern will be responsible for assisting with multiple projects in any function, process, or business unit within the Company. While the Intern will report through the GPC Finance Department, throughout the internship, the Intern will be exposed to several other departments within the organization and may be required to assist in other areas as necessary.


Qualifications

  • Possess confidence, flexibility and be a team player

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once and prioritize work

  • Problem solving and general analytical skills

  • Ability to communicate with individuals across all levels of the organization

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

  • Junior level or higher working toward a degree in accounting or finance

  • Overall grade point average of at least 2.75

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel)

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong work ethic


Responsibilities

GPC Accounting Center

  • Ensures general ledger accounts are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Prepares and/or assists with consolidation, allocations, and other general ledger processes

  • Journal entry preparation and review

  • Performs account reconciliations

  • Assists subsidiaries with account analysis and research

  • Participates in development of functional specifications for projects and updates and ensures customizations are defined, documented, and tested, and conclusions are properly documented

  • Prepares integrated test plans for new processes or changes to existing systems

  • Evaluates trends, identifies and investigates unusual or unexpected account variances

  • Generates daily and monthly reports to assist in above duties

  • Prepares other management and statutory reports, as required

  • Makes recommendations to resolve issues and makes corrections, as necessary

  • Assists with monthly close process

  • Performs other accounting research as needed

  • Promotes teamwork between operational groups and departments

  • Participate in planning meetings across the department

  • Other duties as assigned

 

GPC Internal Audit

  • Assist with the organization, archiving, and retention of pertinent documents and records across the organization

  • Assist with entering data into applications designed to process, analyze, and mine data for various statements and reports

  • Assist with performing audit procedures

  • Accompany GPC Internal Audit on a planned site visit (may require travel)

  • Assist with determining the objectives and risks of core and support processes that support a business strategy

  • Assist with SOX documentation and testing

  • Participate in planning meetings across the department

  • Other duties as assigned

 


Closing Statement

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) is a service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials.  Our products and services are offered through a network of over 2,000 operations, geographically located across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

With over 80 years of distribution expertise, our well-positioned, regionally located distribution centers provide us with the unique ability to adapt our product and service lines to better suit our customers' needs.  GPC's commitment and reputation for just-in-time service position us as a critical partner in our customers' success.

GPC began to diversify its product lines over 30 years ago into several end-markets with strong growth opportunities.  Although each product is unique, we have leveraged more than 80 years of distribution know-how to manage these businesses the GPC way - continually improving operating and distribution efficiencies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.