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Job Description


* Interns are expected to have the skills to help analyze data, communicate statuses, pull and review supporting documentation for costs billed and be able to compile data and be responsible for performing various administrative and clerical tasks in support of the AR Team. Through the intern program, we are looking to find the next wave of talent who want to learn government contract billing.
* Successful completion of internship program may result in an offer to join ARA as a full-time employee.

What you'll do as a Accounts Receivable Intern

* Become familiar with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
* Assist AR Analysts in preparing contract billing while learning various government contract types, terms and conditions, etc.
* Pull cost backup support documentation to assist co-workers with billing requirements
* Reconcile costs billed in Wide Area Work Flow to the DFAS payment system / MOCAS download to ensure DFAS paid according to invoice submittal
* Tie out labor entered in customer systems (SLICs, STEPs) to ARA's time reporting systems
* Prepare vendor refunds for customer overpayments
* Perform collection of outstanding invoices
* Prepare billing for facility subleases and Firm Fixed Price (FFP) milestone billing
* Run job status reports to assist co-workers with monthly billing
* Actively participate in special projects

Accounts Receivable Intern Requirements

* Enrolled in at least junior year of college/university.
* Must be able to work at least part-time (20 hours per week) for a minimum of 10 weeks.
* Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S., visa sponsorship not available.
* Must be highly organized, self-motivated, and take initiative.
* Must have excellent attention to detail, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
* Must be able to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently and still meet deadlines assigned.

Accounts Receivable Intern Preferences

* Microsoft Office experience (Outlook and Excel)
* 10-key to touch

Company & Division Information

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1000 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. We realize that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company's success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Our motto is "Engineering and Science That Matters for Fun & Profit" and we live our core values of Passion, Freedom, Service and Growth every day. For additional information and an opportunity to join our unique team, please visit our website at www.ara.com.

About Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Applied Research Associates, Incorporated (ARA) is an independent, employee-owned, internationally recognized company focused on providing in-depth and diversified engineering, scientific research, and technical support services to the public and private sectors.