Accounting Intern (2615) in Glenview, IL at ITW Construction Products

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Accounting Intern for ITW Residential & Renovation reports to the Accounting Supervisor and will be responsible for Accounting tasks and projects as assigned. This internship is designed to give a student hands-on exposure to a wide variety of analytical and specialized Accounting responsibilities including: Accounts Receivable, Cash Posting, Accounts Payable, and Financial Reporting.

ITW Residential & Renovation division of the Construction Products business segment is a global provider of innovative fastening solutions that improve contractor productivity and building quality in the residential, commercial and renovation construction industries. Our products are positioned as market leaders and category leading brands include wood to wood fastening systems (Paslode), structural wood fasteners (GRK Fasteners™), concrete anchoring systems (Tapcon®, Red Head®, Ramset®), underlayment screws (Rock-On®, Backer-On®), self-drilling screws (Teks®) and drywall anchoring systems (E-Z Ancor®). ITW Residential and Renovation, one of the largest divisions of ITW, strives to exceed top and bottom line growth expectations.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist with preparation of monthly financial reporting.
  • Maintaining records, systems, customer accounts, and generating reports for accounting.
  • Support of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Audit as needed.

Expected Learnings:

  • Financial analysis and reporting.
  • Inventory Management.
  • Data analysis, root-cause analysis, use of metrics.

Job Requirements:

  • Rising Senior pursuing a degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office with an emphasis on Excel.
  • Coursework and/or understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, budgeting, balance sheets, cost control principles, and federal and state financial regulations.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.

Job Competencies:

  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making: Ability to make logical and sound decisions and to know when to act independently and when to seek assistance.
  • Curiosity & Learning Orientation: Actively identifying new areas for learning and applying newly gained knowledge/skill on the job.
  • Drive to Excel: Driven to succeed and willing to go the extra mile. Perseveres in the face of obstacles and challenges.
  • Interpersonal Skills & communication: Ability to work collaboratively and partner well with others, express oneself verbally and in writing, and listen well.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Most time will be spent in an office environment.   Occasionally the employee may be required to spend time in manufacturing and distribution facilities.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral visions, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel.