Accounting Interns

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

(3 positions)

Location:  Nashville, TN

Compensation:  $15.45 hourly

The Department of Finance and Administration, Division of Accounts provides the controller function for state government.  This function includes responsibility for the management of all aspects of the preparation and independent audit of the state’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, as well as the Executive Branch central accounting initiative.


The student intern candidates will be engaged in performing various accounting related functions including, but not limited to the areas of accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, etc. for fiscal offices within the centralized accounting initiative.  Under supervision of knowledgeable accounting staff, the following are examples of duties the candidates will perform:


1.      Categorize expenses using appropriate expense accounts;

2.      audit of travel expenses, accounts receivable, and accounts payable vouchers;

3.      review Pcard transactions,;

4.      verifies all fields on submitted invoices;

5.      reviews supporting documentation and applies payments received to appropriate accounts;

6.      audits supporting documentation for completeness and accuracy;

7.      analyzes data in electronic spreadsheets to identify sources of errors and or to verify correct account balances;

8.      processes journal entries to make corrections to accounting information or between state agencies;

9.      calculates appropriate funding to be reimbursed to the state;

10.   analyze grant activity to ensure correct amount of funding has been drawn.

Position Requirements

With the wide variety of accounting functions being performed in our centralized accounting fiscal office, this internship will give those who complete it a good overview of the day to day accounting functions as well as the yearend closing process of state government. 

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

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