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Diversity Accounting Intern - Summer 2021 (Bellevue)

Company: Offerup
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

OfferUp is looking to hire a summer intern from an underrepresented community as part of its commitment to expand diversity in the tech industry. Before applying, please note that this intern position requires you to be locally based in Washington during this time.

OfferUp is dedicated to changing the way people buy and sell in their communities. As the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., the company offers iOS and Android apps that make selling an item as easy as snapping a picture from your mobile device. Founded in April 2011, OfferUp is reinventing local commerce by helping consumers uncover value through simplicity and trust. In 2020, OfferUp combined with Letgo to reach more than 20M monthly users. OfferUp is a workplace that is built on a foundation of community with its values centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that to have the most innovative, creative, and collaborative workplace, and to remain competitive in our industry, it is essential to have a diverse workforce.

At a Glance

  • 100M+ Downloads
  • 20M+ monthly users
  • Top 5 Shopping app in App Store and Google Play Store for three years
  • 15%+ of adults in several markets use OfferUp every month (LA, Miami, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas, Riverside, Orlando)
  • OfferUp works directly with nearly 2000 US law enforcement agencies to build trust in local communities

OfferUp is committed to increase representation of historically underrepresented individuals in the tech industry. As a company and individuals, we recognize that certain underrepresented communities have lacked similar access and opportunities to other non-diverse groups. OfferUp's diversity internship is open to all individuals who bring a diversity of background and/or perspective and identify with a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry including but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, students with disabilities, and veterans.

The Role:

OfferUp is seeking a summer Accounting Intern who is passionate about process improvement and looking to get hands-on experience helping our finance team support OfferUp's business growth. This is a great summer internship opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in accounting or finance. The intern will partner internally and cross-functionally with other departments to help improve accounting processes and meet business initiatives.

In this role, you will:

  • Support the accounting team during our month-end close process, including:
  • Recording of journal entries related to prepaid expenses, accrued expenses, and other general ledger accounts
  • Performing account reconciliations to ensure the integrity of our general ledger

  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly variance analysis and close review

Automate critical accounting processes and assist with internal control implementation

  • Implement a project management tracking tool to help automate and streamline accounting close processes and special projects
  • Own accounting process documentation and improvement projects
  • Assist with various tax & accounting compliance requests
  • Manage other accounting projects and business initiatives as identified

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated with strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, find effective and efficient solutions, and learn quickly.

During this internship, you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience with accounting processes (e.g. month-end close, account reconciliations, monthly accounting review)
  • Be part of our dynamic and fast-paced finance organization while working cross-functionally with multiple departments
  • Develop your analytical skills by learning the details of our accounting processes and recommending solutions that drive improvement and efficiency
  • Network with top executives and leaders at one of the Pacific Northwest's fastest growing startups
  • Own process tracking and organization improvement projects from end-to-end, helping drive company initiatives

You'll thrive in this role if you:

  • Are curious and eager to learn
  • Enjoy problem solving and making an impact on the business
  • Are actively enrolled in an undergraduate program as a Sophomore or Junior and working towards a Bachelor's Degree in business, accounting, finance or a comparable field.
  • Have intermediate skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Have strong attention to detail, communication, and problem solving skills
  • Work well in a diverse, fast-paced environment

OfferUp is changing the way people buy and sell locally, and we've built a dynamic team to do it. To learn more about what it's like to work at OfferUp, check out our blog:

OfferUp provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OfferUp complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

OfferUp expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

OfferUp's success is centered in our ability to build community and empower everyone to connect and prosper. Inclusion is central to our concept of a healthy community and our company's values are centered in diversity. We are fully committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience. The celebration of our identities fuels our innovation and connects us to our customers and the communities we serve.

Keywords: Offerup, Bellevue , Diversity Accounting Intern - Summer 2021 (Bellevue), Other , Bellevue, Washington

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