Thursday, February 6, 2014

Textron - Providence - Paid Accounting and Finace (Long-term) Internships


 Job Description

Job Title:                         Intern-Accounting

Department/Group:        Corporate Controllers

·         Benefits Finance Group (2 positions)

·         US Government Accounting & Compliance Group (1 position)

·         Financial Reporting (2 positions)

Reports to (title):            Senior Analyst, Benefits Finance

                                      Director, US Government Accounting & Compliance

                                      Team Leader, Financial Reporting

-This is a paid internship


Responsible for assisting members of the Controller’s department, in both daily activities and special projects to learn, understand and gain experience related to compensation & benefits, pensions/ health & welfare, and/or US government accounting & compliance. 

Position is year-round, part-time (up to 25 hours) during school semesters (flexible schedule) and full-time (up to 40 hours) during breaks.  Possibility for occasional weekend work or overtime on an infrequent basis.


  • Assist with collection of compensation and benefit data from divisions and other departments; consolidate as necessary and prepare report submissions.

  • Assist with general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Assist in the monthly closing process as needed.
  • Create and maintain various financial reporting spreadsheets. 
  • Participate in special projects as needed.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual government reports

§  Problem Solving – Moderate
§  Level of Decision Making – Minimal
§  Management Duties – Minimal

4.  LOCATION:  Textron World Headquarters, 40 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

5.  DRESS CODE/ATTIRE:  Business casual (no jeans / t-shirts)


§  Education Requirement

Ideal candidate will be sophomore/juniors – seniors should only apply if they will be going to graduate school full time.

We are looking for a student that will be able to commit to long term internship (desired time period is 2+ years). 

§  Prior Relevant Work Experience (Years and Type)

Prefer some experience working in a professional environment though not required.

Ideal candidate will:

·         Be proficient in MS Word

·         Be proficient in MS Excel

·         Have strong communication skills, both verbal and written

·         Be action-oriented and able to multi-task effectively

·         Be a team player

·         Be in Sophomore, Junior or Senior year working towards BS in Accounting (seniors should be planning on attending graduate school)

Successful candidate will be trained to use Lawson general ledger software and Hyperion Financial Management financial reporting software.  Candidate will also be exposed to general ledger activity, pensions/health & welfare, compensation & benefits, government accounting, and some SEC reporting based upon the relevant group (Benefits or Government). 

Any interested students should submit resumes via the Textron on-line application page

Please include a copy of their resume and a short cover letter. 

Comment by Mike Griffin, Internship Director of CCB - We have had several students complete these internships with great feedback and we have alumni working for Textron.  I highly recommend this opportunity!