Job Description

Accountant Intern

Category: Corporate Office Internships
Location: 5501 Headquarters Dr
Plano Texas 75024
Job ID: 343935

Rent-A-Center, Internship


What You Will Do:

The Accountant intern will perform moderate accounting-related activities involving the general ledger, profit and loss statement preparation, and ad hoc projects supporting the accounting department. Activities include but are not limited to preparing and keying and examining journal entries, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, design and analysis of ad hoc reports and testing system integrations.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, review and record journal entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Develop and analyze ad hoc financial reporting needs within the company.
  • Perform daily, monthly and quarterly closing procedures.
  • Perform timely and accurate balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Investigate unusual transactions and fluctuations and determine appropriate action if necessary.
  • Perform special accounting and finance projects and analysis designs to gather data and ultimately improve operational efficiencies.
  • Interface with other departments to support projects


What You Will Gain:

As an intern with Rent-A-Center, you will gain firsthand experience in your area of interest, along with critical problem solving and leadership skills, and be a key contributor in delivering our core values to your client.


What We Are Looking For:

  • Must be a rising Sophomore or above at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Previous work or classroom experience in one of the following is preferred: Accounting
  • Employer immigration sponsorship is not available for this role.
  • Must be able to work M-F; 8 am – 5 pm onsite at Rent-A-Center’s Corporate office in Plano.

Summer 2023 Internship candidates will take part in a ten week program onsite at our corporate headquarters in Plano, Texas, running from June 5 to August 11, 2023. After your application and initial screening discussion, candidates will be aligned to interview and receive offers to the specific areas that suit their skillset and interests. In addition to your day-to-day tasks, RAC interns will participate in volunteer initiatives, C-Suite Roundtable Q&A, Coworker Resource Group networking events & more!


We are excited you have expressed interest in joining us this summer. Once your application has been reviewed, a member of our Talent Acquisition team will reach out to schedule a call, where they intend to learn more about you, and share additional details about the opportunity. If selected to move forward, they will reach back out with additional steps in the process.


About RAC:

At Rent-A-Center, we're passionate about what we do and who we serve. We all work hard to create the best possible life for ourselves and our families – to enjoy the American dream – and we empower our customers with the ability to enjoy that same dream. We put the buying power in our customers’ hands through flexible payment options so they can enjoy big-ticket items the way they want, when they want.


 Our coworkers embody our family values and play an individual role in making our customers’ dreams come true.  With the opportunity to make a difference from day one, our coworkers enjoy rewarding careers and the ability to advance quickly.  Our commitment to a better life for our customers and coworkers has kept us at the top of the rent-to-own industry, and we're looking for people who share our passion.


Today, Rent-A-Center employs nearly 14,000 people nationwide who serve more than one million customers. Rent-A-Center owns and operates 2400 stores in 50 states, Washington, D.C., Canada, and Puerto Rico and has over 200 franchise locations. We are headquartered in Plano, Texas, and have several other companies under our umbrella: AcceptanceNOW, Get It Now! and Home Choice.



We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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