Finance and Accounting: Typical Student Responsibilities

You can count the many ways students contribute to finance and accounting departments throughout area companies. Look through some of the activities below to get ideas on how Cristo Rey students can start contributing to your bottom line

Complete Accounts Payable process: match invoices with purchase orders and shipping documentation, ensure accuracy, resolve discrepancies and enter data into client accounting system.

Create process and procedure document: build a reference guide to be used by employees, outlining the requirements for data entry into client accounting system.

Complete invoice deductions research and processing: field customer inquiries regarding invoice deductions, review in client accounting system and communicate with customer

Conduct collections communications: notify customers of overdue invoices, complete required documentation and forward copies to appropriate client department.

Enter and validate data in vendor and customer management system, review for quality control and update as needed.

Manage tasks to complete time and expense report processing: receive reports, validate receipts required, report exceptions, enter data into client accounting system and process checks.


Reconcile and analyze tax charges, prepare defense, contact State Department of Revenue and resolve issues.

 

Package necessary data and reports for State and IRS Audit requirements.

Process credit applications: research prospective customers to determine credit worthiness, check references, track status and report results.

Process cash receipt and collections: run report of previous day cash deposits and assign account within client accounting system.

Things have been super busy in our department lately. Recently, our Sophomore was pulled in many different directions and she handled it like a pro. We have had several managers request her assistance in preparing their journal entries to be sent out for storage. On top of that, she has been able to keep up with her invoice, payment and Tranzact processing. She is one of the hardest workers that I have encountered in a very long time. Great things are definitely in her future!

– Cheryl Galanis, Accountant, Grainger

CWSP Staff

Tom Arens

CWSP Coordinator
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Phone: 847-714-3343

Giselle Baca

CWSP Coordinator
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Phone: 224-637-9563

Lori Bell

CWSP Coordinator | Operations Lead
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Phone: 847-477-2601 ext. 182

Marcelino Hernandez

CWSP Transportation Coordinator
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Phone: 847-344-7273

Brisel Jiménez

CWSP Coordinator
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Phone: 847-445-1673

Mari-Lou Menezes

IVC Volunteer
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Keith Schoeneberger

IVC Volunteer
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Brian Weinberg

Director, Corporate Work Study Program
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Phone: 224-219-9724 ext. 254

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