Intern - Accounting

North Ridgeville, OH

Riddell is a premier designer and developer of football helmets, protective sports equipment, smart helmet technologies, apparel, and related accessories. A recognized leader in helmet technology and innovation, Riddell is the leading manufacturer of football helmets and shoulder pads, and a top provider of reconditioning services (cleaning, repairing, repainting, and recertifying existing equipment). Intern position located on-site our North Ridgeville, OH facility May-August 2024

Being part of a team means being a part of something bigger. At Riddell, we’re part of something more. Come join our team.

Job Summary:

The Accounting Intern will assist with various projects/initiatives within the Accounting department (Accounting, Accounts Payable, & Tax).  Intern will participate in providing financial information and reports for the organization by maintaining, analyzing, preparing and monitoring journal entries, the general ledger and internal accounts. This position contributes to the timeliness and accuracy of the monthly, quarterly and annual closings of the general ledger in accordance with company policies, procedures and processes.

Essential Functions:

• Ensures the required information for scheduled reports and month-end closings are collected and processed in an accurate and timely manner.

• Assists with and monitors the monthly close process.

• Reviews, prepares and posts journal entries.

• Prepares monthly Balance Sheet account reconciliations to ensure balances are accurate, reconciling items are properly identified and documented, and adjusting entries are properly recorded.

• Analyzes general ledger activity for compliance to corporate policies, US GAAP and IRS regulations.

• Coordinates project-based assignments (e.g. Vertex exemption updates, Accounts Payable reviews, 1099 reviews, etc.).

• Generates customized financial reports and analysis as requested, including completion of assigned tasks related to the monthly Financial Package.

• Assists with internal and external audits and timely responds to all audit requests.

• Other duties as assigned.

Education and Training:

• Currently pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.  

• Broad knowledge base of preferred accounting principles, concepts, practices, processes and procedures.

Skills and Abilities:

• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

• Strong teamwork skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships.

• Excellent time management and organizational skills. 

• Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 

• Strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and work independently within deadlines. 

• Strong analytical, math and problem solving skills.

• Careful attention to detail and accuracy.

• Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.