Accounting Intern in undefined at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 9/1/2021

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Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for Accounting Interns for the summer of 2022! Each Intern will work in one key area of the finance team below for the duration of the summer. Option to be remote or hybrid depending on candidate location. 

Possible areas could include:

  • Tax (Income/Transaction) - Emphasis on federal, state and international tax reporting, providing support for tax accounting and transfer pricing. Prepare assigned corporate tax returns and other reporting requirements. Learn the tax return preparation process.

  • Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting - Update policy, gather support, and organize/refine the workbooks that the reporting team uses to compose public documents. Interns in the executive financial reporting unit assist with the preparation and filing of all SEC Documents.

  • Internal Audit - Assist the Internal Audit Team in planning, performing, and reporting on financial (SOX) and operational audits. Interns benefit from exposure to all levels of company management, the daily operations of the company, and to our external auditors.

Interested in a more traditional finance role? Be sure to check out the other job posting on our website for roles within various corporate finance teams at Scotts.

The ideal candidate will have a strong balance of quantitative analytical skills, creativity and business acumen. In addition, he/she will have demonstrated initiative, time management skills, flexibility and the ability to interact effectively with multiple business partners & functions.  

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Gain exposure to enterprise information systems (SAP/BW) for data analysis.

  • Utilize enterprise information systems for significant data analysis on customer sales, product sales, profitability, and trends.  Work closely with cross-functional partners and management to create reporting related to these items.

  • Assist in monthly accounting processes including month-end close, analysis of monthly results and preparation of monthly forecasts & annual budget.

  • Assistance with annual physical inventory process.

  • Visualize data using Tableau and other software.

  • Analyze data for trends and insights.

  • Participate in statistical analysis projects.

  • Present data-driven recommendations.

  • Provide support for annual budgeting process.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Junior/senior level standing with a major in Accounting/Finance/MIS/Analytics/other business-related at an accredited institution.

  • Prior internship or other relevant experience in finance, accounting and/or analytics.

  • Experience using SAP and BW preferred.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite due to the amount of time spent analyzing data.

  • Strong analytical and statistical skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally within the organization.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time.

  • Strong initiative and results-oriented.

  • Ambition and confidence in their abilities to effectively solicit information and recommend change. 

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.