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Accounting Intern

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: A/R Associate
Employment Status: Temporary


The Accounting Intern is responsible for assisting and supporting the accounting department through various duties within Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. This role allows a motivated candidate the opportunity to learn and gain first-hand experience in accounting and how it relates to the publishing industry. Previous work history in accounting is not required, just a strong desire to learn!

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Cash Applications
  • Make daily collection calls
  • Data Entry for A/P processing
  • Run vendor reports and coordinate invoices with operations
  • Assist with royalty payments
  • Process/import returns in system
  • Prepare accounts for placement with outside agency
  • Resolve disputes
  • Increase credit limits and remove/place accounts on credit hold


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience within the Publishing or Media industry ideal
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers and external vendors.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Has strong attention to detail and problem resolution capabilities
  • Goal-oriented holds him/herself accountable to achieving shared and personal goals
  • Physical abilities: This is a largely sedentary role. The ability to sit for long periods of time in an office environment is required.
  • Travel requirements. None

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jessie Jonik at

About the company:

IPG is the original independent distributor of books, ebooks, and audiobooks from publishers around the world, and a top 10 supplier of book content to, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores, libraries, and specialty markets, in addition to thousands of retailers globally.

Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987. In the fall of 2006, Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of IPG, bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading North American distributor of UK publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing was founded in 1973 and as a division of IPG, now distributes products from clients such as Penguin Random House UK, Australia, New Zealand, and China; Allen & Unwin; The History Press UK; Amberley Publishing; HarperCollins UK; Pan Macmillan; and John Blake.

With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, children’s, and general nonfiction and fiction titles.