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Technical Accounting Internship


Position Title: INTERN 



A family of companies and experiences

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 225,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states.  Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!


great people. great services. great results.

Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar.


Do you believe the best is yet to come?  Are you willing to learn how to be innovative and stand out from the rest? Would you like to gain Finance & Accounting knowledge while having an incredible summer experience? Can you help make our company better while seizing an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working for a large organization? 

Compass Group is selectively recruiting for an ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP opportunity within Compass’ corporate offices.


Date of Internship: Summer; 10 – 12 weeks; 25 hour work week (Monday – Friday)

Location: Charlotte, NC


Job Responsibilities:

This position will support the Technical Accounting and Audit Services team with the acquisition accounting, corporate IFRS audit, training and development, accounting research, and technical accounting queries. This position reports to the Manager of Technical Accounting. The position will be based in our Charlotte, NC corporate office. Gain hands-on experience and familiarity with acquisition accounting, IFRS accounting, public company audit processes, implementation of the new revenue and lease standards, and ad hoc projects!

  • Assist in purchase accounting for acquired and divested entities
  • Collect, document and track prepared by client (PBC) records for the annual IFRS audit and benefit audit
  • Assist in audit of implementation of new accounting standards (Revenue Recognition and Leases)
  • Assist with the analysis of the semiannual Multi-Employer Pension Plan (MEPP)
  • Research accounting standards to answer technical accounting queries
  • Calculate fair value of acquired intangible assets
  • Assist in monthly accounting close process, which includes accounting entries and reconciliations for acquisitions related accounts
  • Participate in planning and coordinating CPE courses
  • Maintain the Continuing Professional Education Database


Job Qualifications:

  • Rising Junior or above majoring in Accounting
  • Ability to work independently and possess strong problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Excel is a must



  • Compensation
  • Acquire hands-on experience while working with an innovative, energetic and collaborative team
  • Apply knowledge learned in the classroom
  • Gain invaluable corporate work experience
  • Broaden career experience via job shadowing key team members
  • Get a foot in the door for future opportunities and build valuable networking contacts
  • Work for a global organization’s North American headquarters, based in Charlotte, North Carolina

*Relocation assistance is not available. The selected candidate will be responsible for relocation and housing costs (if necessary).

*This position is ineligible for healthcare and other full-time benefits.

Job Summary

As an intern, you will be working closely with Compass Group leaders developing skills and competencies to be successful in the industry. You will gain valuable experience in any of the following areas: operations, marketing, administration, guest services, problem solving, planning and implementation of innovative projects, and client relationship skills. This internship involves hands-on experiences which will provide opportunities for your personal success and development.



  • Must be enrolled in a college/university or technical program to receive credit or hands on experience
  • Learn, observe and practice a variety of experiences in our industry
  • Demonstrate awareness, understanding and skills necessary to work in a diverse environment
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Project management
  • Self-directed, proactive and curious
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Interest in the hospitality and service industry
  • Attitude of a leader
  • Articulate
  • Enjoy building relationships
  • This position is paid, but not eligible for benefits such as medical, relocation, or housing.


Apply to Compass Group today!

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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