Accounting Intern

We are currently seeking an Accounting Intern based out of our facility in University Park, Illinois.
The Accounting Intern will be responsible for assisting with all general accounting duties, including taking an active role in the monthly close process. The Accounting team is responsible for all aspects of the local general ledger and administers the accounting compliance function. The Accounting Intern will have the opportunity to become an instrumental part of the overall Accounting team, while building technical and professional skills.
Assist internal and external auditors, including preparation of schedules used for audit purposes and other information requests.
Work alongside and assist other accounting functions, including Cost Accounting, Accounts Payable and Credit & Collections, and perform rotational roles in these areas to gain exposure.
Actively seek opportunities to understand existing processes, and make suggestions for improvements.
Assist in ad hoc projects, including but not limited to data gathering in conjunction with adoption of new lease accounting standards, and archiving of vendor W-9 files.
Other duties as assigned.
Considering local candidates only; Federal Signal does not provide relocation or housing stipend.
Position Requirements:EDUCATION and SKILLS:
Undergraduate student pursuing major in Accounting; must have completed at minimum of 2 years of college.
Solid analytical skills and self-motivated.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Willingness to work in a team environment.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.Benefits of Employment:Benefits include paid holiday on Independence Day and company subsidized cafeteria.
This is a non-exempt classified position and therefore eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
We provide our employees with a smoke-free, drug-free workplace.
Federal Signal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Company Description:Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems.
Federal Signal in University Park is a leading manufacturer and supplier of comprehensive systems and products used to protect people and property. Our products and integrated solutions include systems for campus and community alerting, emergency vehicles, first responder interoperable communications, industrial communications, and command and municipal networked security. Specific products include: lightbars and sirens, public warning sirens and public safety software. We manufacture our safety and security systems in the United States, Europe and South Africa.

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