At Van Metre, we believe that each employee contributes directly to our growth, success, and culture. We seek out candidates who love to challenge themselves and work with others to fulfill this role. Van Metre is seeking New Homes Accounting Interns for Summer 2023!

We are seeking driven Accounting Interns to support either our New Homes Construction team! In this role, you should have a basic understanding of GAAP and financial principles and terms who is ready for an immersive, real-world experience. Under the supervision of our staff, the Accounting Interns can expect to participate in the preparation of journal entries and financial reports, analyze actual financial data, learn more about Accounting Software, and assist with other accounting activities. You should be a motivated team player who can maintain efficiency and accuracy when multitasking.

To be a strong candidate for an Accounting Internship, you should possess an understanding of accounting and financial principles and a positive attitude. You should be collaborative, trustworthy, receptive to feedback, and eager to learn.

All Van Metre interns will have the opportunity to meet and network with interns and employees from other departments and divisions. Interns will engage in a series of trainings that will help them to excel in their particular roles and to broaden their understanding of the company and the many different ways to become involved at Van Metre. The internship program is designed to give our interns valuable and broadly applicable experience that will continue to be an asset well into the future.

The New Homes Accounting Internship will be a hybrid position and will work both remotely and partially in-person at our Fairfax, VA office.

Essential Functions:

  • Shadow members of the Accounting team as they perform their duties 
  • Prepare check requests
  • Reconcile bank accounts and balance sheet, performing the necessary research
  • Manage the monthly tracking of our physical inventory
  • Data entry and filing 
  • Maintain Accounting spreadsheets
  • Handle Accounts Receivable 
  • Assist Accounts Payable team with backlog
  • Assist with financial report package preparation
  • Assist with month-end close
  • Perform tasks necessary to prepare for audits
  • Assist in Proforma creation
  • Review variance reports
  • Handle sensitive or confidential information with honesty and integrity.
  • Attend training classes specific to your role, as well as trainings on general business practices and department-specific learning sessions

Requirements:

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or Economics, with a desire to obtain CPA licensure post-grad
  • Computer experience to include advanced Excel skills, Word and PowerPoint, as well as some experience or knowledge of accounting software 
  • Aptitude for math
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize work effectively and work independently
  • Motivated individual with a lot of energy and a positive attitude
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Desire to learn processes and strive to make them more efficient

Van Metre's Summer 2023 Internship Program is an 8-week program in which Interns get the opportunity to hone the skills in their field but also learn about our business. The Program starts the first week in June 2023 and runs through early August. Interns will attend trainings and planned sessions with Executives from every team, learning about every aspect of a product, from inception to completion, sale, and management. The goal is to assist in your quest to become a well-rounded individual, just like our company is! 

Van Metre Companies has been named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post for seven consecutive years! We have received the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award for the last six years, and have received their Corporate Philanthropy Award for the last nine years in a row!!!

We offer excellent benefits, and a work environment that fosters and rewards excellence. We also promote work/life balance, including a robust Employee Wellness Program, which encourages healthy living and physical fitness. We encourage employees to make full use of vacation and company paid volunteer time to refresh their bodies and minds.

Van Metre Mission Statement

The mission of Van Metre Companies is to build and continually improve upon the storied reputation, earned over the years since the Company’s founding in 1955, of providing top-quality homes, investment properties, and services to our customers and clients. The Company’s emphasis on integrity, professionalism, and philanthropy ingrained by our founder Albert G. Van Metre, Sr. has garnered trust and respect in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. It is critical to our future that we maintain that reputation and assure that Van Metre Companies continues to excel in real estate development and construction and the management of apartment, retail, and office investment properties, as well as in the provision of mortgage and related services. It is the task of our dedicated, energetic, and involved professionals to advance our ability to set the benchmark for luxury living and refined commercial development. The capstone of our mission is to make the “Van Metre” signature an icon for elegant residential communities, and industry-leading condominium and apartment communities, as well as Class A neighborhood retail centers and office developments.

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