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Accounting College Intern (Spring Semester) At American Airlines Center

Location: Dallas, Texas

Job Description

American Airlines Center is one of the nation’s top arenas. Since openings its doors in 2001, American Airlines Center has been setting the precedent for sporting and live entertainment events. Bringing in a variety of big name shows and housing both the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars. American Airlines Center serves more than 2 million guests during 200+ live events each year. We aim to provide genuine, memorable and innovative experiences to every single one of our guests and demand excellence and creativity in everything we do.

At American Airlines Center, we value our employees and what they bring to the company, but more importantly to the guest experience. We are seeking an Accounting College intern for the spring semester to join our winning team. The goal of the internship is to develop the knowledge and experience necessary for an intern to obtain a paid Entry-Level Accounting position following graduation.

The internship is a 12-15 week program in which the intern will apply their knowledge to hands-on learning opportunities and be taught other industry related functions under the supervision from the Director of Finance and Accounting Manager. The intern will be introduced to other key business units throughout the organization to help them gain a better understanding of the numbers being accounted for and to maintain a line of communication between departments. Lastly the intern will yield results from a variety of reports and digest the information into related journal entries, logs or sub-ledgers.


  • Assists in the daily/weekly/monthly financial reports relating to cash, tickets, food & beverage, and from events held at American Airlines Center;
  • Inputs end-of-month journal entries into the general ledger;
  • Applies educational understanding to real world applications for items such as:
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accrual Accounting
    • Account Reconciliations (Balance Sheet Accounts)
  • Maintains financial records for a number of expense tracking spreadsheets;
  • Understands depreciation and fixed assets and the schedules related to them;
  • Proposes new strategies or process improvements that will assist the department related to its efficiency;
  • Handles a wide variety of clerical functions from making copies, filing and preparing documents for reports;
  • Assists with adhoc projects and audits as needed.

Education / Qualifications

Intern must be a student in their junior or senior year at an accredited college or university. Prefer cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with 1+ years of prior work experience preferred (part-time employment and previous internships of any type may be included).

To perform this internship successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate Arena Operating Company’s Core Values of Integrity, Teamwork, Passion and Excellence.

The Intern should also have the following qualifications:
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Other concentrations related to Business Administration acceptable, but prior knowledge of accounting functions is highly preferred
  • Internship must qualify for academic credit through student’s college or university
  • Student must be eligible to work in the United States (no Visa sponsorships)
  • Should be able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week
  • Must be able to provide 2 character references (not from family or friends)
  • Must be able to pass background check and drug screen upon selection
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Excel (intermediate level preferred), Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail,
  • Strong interest and passion for Accounting – willingness to learn,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Excellent problem-solving skills,
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding all aspects of the position,
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and in supervised meetings to employees and other members of the organization.

Physical Demands

Ability to regularly stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, kneel, crouch, bend, and climb stairs; ability to lift and/or handle up to 20 pounds unassisted.

Work Environment

The noise level in offices is usually low to moderate; however, the noise level may be loud during events.


Any individual who requests a job accommodation due to a physical or mental impairment will require a dialogue with Human Resources to determine if the individual can perform the essential duties of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Medical documentation will be required to support any request for medical restrictions that affect job duties.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.