Internal Audit Intern

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/31/2018 9:39 AM)
Functional Group
Monday-Friday; 7:00AM-5:00PM


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sit down together to eat.


Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 165+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Americold’s Summer Internship Program is a ten week, paid internship that primarily consists of the execution of assigned internal audit projects.


Essential Functions:

  • Assist with testing related to the Company’s Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) program including completing and documenting key process walk-throughs, testing controls, and assisting in remediation efforts
  • Assist with the completion of various interim external audit fieldwork
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and testing performance metrics of corporate functions and company operations, with an emphasis on accounting and finance processes or warehousing/transportation functions
  • Complete forensic audit around Travel and Entertainment (T&E) expenses.
    Participate in a process review and risk assessment of the Company’s Claim Process.
    Participate in an on-site Operational audit.
  • Fully engage in all stages of financial, compliance and operational audits: “planning”, “fieldwork”, and “wrap-up.”
  • Address and complete all review notes resulting from completed audit work.
  • Provide meaningful communications to audit management.
  • Complete research of technical and industry matters as required.
  • Other duties as requested, including selected data analysis and administrative tasks.
  • Travel may be required, but not to exceed 10%.


Qualifications & Experience:


Education, Training & Professional Experience:

  • Presently enrolled in an under grad or master’s program in Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Information Systems, Engineering or similar disciplines
  • Completed coursework in Auditing is a preferred plus
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required
  • Relevant work experience is a plus
  • Local student to the Atlanta office


Knowledge and Employment Standards:


  • Client service orientation and self-starting demeanor
  • High degree of academic and extracurricular achievement
  • Ability to work on teams as well as on individual assignments
  • Desire to gain professional experience; eager to learn; strong work ethic
  • Demonstrate foundational understanding of accounting and finance processes
  • Proven analytical ability and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Proficient in using MS Office Suite such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project



Physical Requirements & Abilities:


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
  • Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
  • Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
  • Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
  • Requires travel by automobile and airplane up to 10% of the time
  • May be required to visit facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing
  • Requires the use of various electronic tools
  • Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
  • Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management


Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA  M/F/D/V  DFW.



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