Genuine Parts Careers

Accounting Intern, Business Process Improvement - Summer


Job Description

Job ID: 215842
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 Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable (APAR) Center is offering an exciting Accounting, Business Process Improvement Internship to an undergraduate level student. This 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 of business process improvement within a corporate Shared Services Center. Interns will be placed within the GPC APAR Center. 

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 APAR Center, 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.


  • Junior level or higher actively pursuing a Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance

  • Overall grade point average of at least 2.75

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel, Access, and Visio)

  • Possess confidence, flexibility and be a team player

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once and prioritize work

  • Familiarity with Accounting principles (GL, AP, AR)

  • Experience in PeopleSoft a plus

  • Above average research and resolution skills

  • Demonstrated intermediate accounting ability

  • Strong math aptitude and analytical ability

  • Excellent verbal (including phone etiquette and effective listening) and written communication skills with both external and internal customers and GPC management.

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Demonstrate complaint/conflict handling skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Self-starter, able to work in fast paced environment

  • Strong work ethic and a self-motivation skills

  • Team attitude

  • Strong PC/Excel Knowledge

  • Possess a willingness and ability to learn new concepts, methodologies, and tools

  • Be goal oriented, committed and persistent to carry out assigned duties

  • Ability to handle stressful situations


  • Responsible for planning and directing project initiatives to successful completion of target goals.

  • Participates in the gap analysis and solution building of business process improvements

  • Directs cross functional business teams to identify and evaluate new opportunities

  • Acts as a liaison between internal and external partners.

  • Manages projects by creating and maintaining detailed project plans; coordinates project activities, documents project requirements, documentation, procedures and processes.

  • Drives projects to successful completion through the development, testing, implementation and training phases.

  • Identifies and resolves critical issues.

  • Identifies and implements measurement standards to ensure business objectives are met.

  • Additional tasks as determined by the BPI leadership team.

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.