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Company Name: FIRST BOOK
Description: First Book’s Mission
Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 225 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income communities in all 50 states and provinces in Canada. First Book currently reaches an average of 5 million children every year and supports more than a third of the estimated 1.3 million classrooms and programs serving children in need.

With an additional 1,000 educators joining First Book’s Network each week, we have the largest and fastest-growing network of educators in the United States exclusively serving kids in need. First Book members work in classrooms, after school, and summer or early childhood programs, shelters and health clinics, libraries, community programs, military support programs, and other settings serving a majority of children in need.

About the Internship
First Book has an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals who share a passion for our mission, have a wide array of personal qualities and talents, and possess superior written and verbal communication skills. A good match for this position will be someone with a nonprofit heart and a corporate mindset; someone who is collaborative and independent, thrives in a fast-paced environment, is flexible, and has a sense of humor.

A Successful intern will have the following skills/experience:
-The highest attention to detail, analytical and creative thinking.
-Basic understanding of accounting principles.
-Working knowledge of computerized accounting software, including Salesforce and Excel.
-Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent organizational and time management skills.
-Be self-motivated and energetic.
-Must have strong interpersonal skills and be willing and skillful in interacting with a wide variety of people. Pleasant and patient phone manner.
-Must be knowledgeable in the use and operation of standard office equipment.
-Must be dependable and punctual.

Cool projects you will work on:
-Monitor Marketplace customer account details for non-payment, delayed payments, and other irregularities.
-Research and resolve payment discrepancies.
-Communicate with customers via mail, phone, and email in an effort to collect and settle outstanding accounts.
-Reconciliation of aged receivables for both marketplace activities and deal pipeline revenue.
-Provide support for validation of sales tax exemption certificates through online tool CertCapture.
-Fill out vendor or other required forms by First Book Members.
-Assist with the creation of acknowledgement letters and other mail merges for corporate donations.
-Assist by entering payables/invoices in the accounting system.
-Reconciliation of aged payables and vendor statements.
-Other tasks as assigned to support to the Accounting Department including monitor and resolution of cases via Salesforce.

What you will learn:
-Receivables and payables processes for a social enterprise.
-Reconciliation of multiple General Ledger revenue and expense accounts.
-Sales tax regulations and process.
-Financial procedures and internal processes for a highly accomplished national social enterprise, named by Forbes as one of the top 400 charities nationally.
Length of Internship: Fall Semester
Location: Washington, D.C.
Application Due Date: July 15th
How To Apply For This Internship: To Apply: Candidates are invited to submit a resume and a cover letter detailing which department you are interested in working within to . No phone calls please.
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