Monday, December 8, 2014

Accounting Internship: Local

Sylvia Group Accounting/Information Systems Intern

As a Sylvia Group intern, you’ll play an active role in the operations of one of the region’s leading insurance, employee benefits and financial planning agencies, working 10-15 hours per week while earning a competitive wage. The Accounting/Information Systems Internship will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your analytical and accounting skills as you work closely with the Controller and Staff Accountant on various tasks related to revenue recognition, general ledger reconciliation, data entry, internal control and other project work.  You’ll also enhance your understanding of how important technical functionality is to accounting operations as you assist with information technology tasks.

About the company

Sylvia Group is the first six-time winner of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents’ Five Star Designation for all-around industry excellence. We work with businesses and individuals, offering a comprehensive range of products and services to meet our clients’ needs. We’re a family-owned, community-focused business with more than 60 years of experience in serving our clients while providing state-of-the art training and generous wages, benefits and time off to our employees. And we have fun. From our Friday company breakfasts and seasonal outings to our volunteer work at local nonprofits and the region’s many festivals, our team has a good time working together and supporting our dynamic, diverse community.


Candidates for this internship must actively be pursuing a BA, BS or master’s degree in accounting, finance or information technology.  The candidate who fills the position will possess:

·         basic knowledge of GAAP and other general accounting concepts

·         excellent analytical and problem solving skills

·         demonstrated verbal and written communications skills

·         strong organizational skills

·         a demanding emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail

·         the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

·         solid PC skills, including Excel and Word.



We’ll expect you to work independently under direction as you develop your skills and perform tasks vital to the day-to-day operations of our agency. You can expect an enriching and rewarding experience that will leave you well positioned and prepared for the next step in your career.


How to apply

Apply online at, or contact Marlene Kalisz, Director of Client Services and Staff Development, at