Established in 1893, U.S. Engineering has grown to be one of the nation's top design-build mechanical contractors. Our success is centered on our commitment to providing the highest performing buildings while reducing total cost of facility ownership for building owners. The USE family of companies offers full-service, award-winning plumbing, piping, HVAC, and sheet metal construction, service, and maintenance. 


We are looking for a driven Accounting Intern with a basic understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial principles and terms who is ready for an immersive, real-world experience. Under the supervision of our staff, the Accounting Intern can expect to participate in the preparation of journal entries and financial reports, analyze actual financial data, learn more about bookkeeping 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.

The Accounting Intern will report to the Accountant, and will work out of our Kansas City, MO office.  This position is a temporary, part-time position, and the right candidate will be able to work 16-20 hours a week, beginning in January 2023.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Shadow members of the Accounting department as they perform their duties.
  • Assist with research, filing, data entry, and recording and maintaining accurate and complete financial records.
  • Prepare financial reports, such as balance sheets and income statements, invoices, and other documents.
  • Work with bookkeeping software.
  • Handle sensitive or confidential information with honesty and integrity.
  • Learn how to work as part of the Accounting team to compile and analyze data, track information, and support the company or clients.
  • Take on additional tasks or projects to learn more about accounting and office operations.


  • Senior student or recent graduate, currently pursuing a bachelor’s in accounting, finance, or similar degree program.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Satisfactory completion of introductory accounting courses and a basic understanding of accounting and financial principles.
  • Aptitude for math, proficiency with computers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy, and responsibility.
  • Motivation and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.

Physical and/or Travel demands:  

  • This position will work out of our Kansas City office.
  • Frequent use of computer, including keyboard, viewing monitor for extended periods of time, physically moving throughout the office.

Benefits and Compensation:

  • This is a temporary, part-time, non-benefits eligible position, and is classified as non-exempt. We pay our interns because we value your time and want to support your financial stability as you begin to explore your options in this industry. The hourly rate for this position has been established at $18/hour and is U.S. Engineering's good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of the posting. The compensation offered to the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.

U.S. Engineering is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and shall provide equal employment opportunities to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. 

U.S. Engineering is compliant with the Drug Free Workplace Act, and all offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a pre-employment drug screen. 

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and job specifications required of employees so classified.  U.S. Engineering reserves the right to revise as needed.  The job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. 

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