Accounting & External Reporting Intern job – Sun Communities, Inc. – Southfield, MI

Accounting & External Reporting Intern

Sun Communities, Inc.

Southfield, MI


Our Accounting team is looking for an Accounting & External Reporting Intern to assist in the areas of the accounting and reporting processes. The dates for this internship would be September 1-December 31. If you’re up for the challenge, read further and apply today!


As an Accounting & External Reporting Intern you’ll assist with various areas including accounts payable, general ledger journal entries, account reconciliations, variance analyses of actual vs. budget and actual vs. prior period results, preparation of monthly consolidated financial statements, and the quarterly earnings release and report on form 10-Q that are filed with the SEC.


Assist the Accounts Payable team with indexer activity.

Gather supporting documentation, and prepare and record journal entries to the general ledger.

Reconcile balance sheet accounts and follow-up on identified variances.

Compare monthly actual results to budget and prior period actuals; analyze variances and provide explanatory comments.

Prepare monthly consolidated financial statements.

Perform various tasks related to the quarterly earning release and SEC reporting.

Assist with the monthly account close process.

Assist with the monthly Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) procedures, including balance sheet account reconciliations.

Other duties and special projects as assigned.


Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program, majoring in Accounting, Finance or related field

Completion of two college accounting courses

Strong attention to detail

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and duties with competing priorities

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Ability to read, comprehend and interpret accounting policies and procedures

Intermediate computer proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with two PPO plan designs so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family

Comprehensive Dental Plan

Voluntary Vision Plan with the option of electing coverage for you and your family members at affordable rates

Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage

401(k) Plan with employer matching contribution

Employee Assistance Program

Identity Theft Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education

Site Rent Discounts for team members who live in our communities

Paid Time Off including nine holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty

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