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Corporate Accounting Intern (Fall 2024)

The Corporate Accounting Intern will report to a Senior Corporate Accountant and work with other team members in person in our Cincinnati, OH office. Start and end dates are flexible and tailored to your school schedule. Potential candidates must be able to work full-time and in person during summer 2024 (May through late July/early August).

About us:

Phillips Edison & Company takes PRIDE in creating great omni-channel grocery-anchored shopping experiences and improving communities, one center at a time. PECO’s culture is fueled by the ENERGY our team brings to work every day – to find creative solutions and create value for our centers, our investors, our communities and the greater world around us. PECO’s culture is driven by our team’s CONNECTION to each other and the communities in which we live and work. PECO embraces the OPPORTUNITY to source and implement creative and sustainable programs to create a positive impact on the environment.

Phillips Edison’s operating platform provides retail services including acquisition, redevelopment, leasing and management of grocery-anchored retail centers.

What you'll do:

The Corporate Accounting Intern will report to a Senior Corporate Accountant and work with other team members in person in our Cincinnati, OH office.

  • Gain a further understanding of the various accounting systems, the monthly accounting process and reporting cycle, and further develop excel skills.
  • Assist in various month-end close team duties (I.e. prepare various journal entry allocations, accruals, review prepaid accounts and prepare entry, reconcile tracking for various processes, monitor internal journal entries for accuracy) 
  • Perform various special projects throughout the month.
  • Perform other on-demand tasks and projects. 

What you'll learn:

Throughout the internship term this role provides the student with the following:

  • Develop techniques to reconcile accounting on the general ledger and how to resolve discrepancies.
  • Develop skills required to interact with other professionals at varying levels throughout the company.
  • Develop time management skills and the ability to be responsible for more than one project at a time.
  • Learn the process of documenting work performed on projects and communicating effectively with supervisors and other company personnel.

What we're looking for:

  • A current undergraduate student enrolled in a degree seeking program studying Accounting or another business-related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel
  • Ability to work independently, with direction and guidance, and on a team (as needed)
  • Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to balance multiple priorities at once
  • Meticulous attention to detail


With consistent recognition as one of Cincinnati's top workplaces for 7 consecutive years, PECO's success as one of the nation's largest owners and operators of grocery-anchored shopping centers is driven by a strong employee culture and a small company feel. PECO values diversity, equity, and inclusion through various employee resource groups, and offers numerous wellness programs – including an on-site fitness facility and fitness classes. At PECO, associates enjoy meaningful interactions with one another, creating an energetic, high performing, yet relaxed work environment where individuals truly enjoy being a part of the team.