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Intern - Finance & Accounting (Summer Internship)
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Home Depot | Atlanta, GA
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Job Description


Our Interns are given the opportunity to work on a wide variety of financial/accounting projects. Projects could include dealing with driving functional metrics, controlling costs, and working closely with our associates, in order to achieve business goals and create shareholder value.

The 12-week internship program will begin in May and end in August. Summer Interns will work at our headquarters in Atlanta. The intern will have the opportunity to be involved and help manage businesses with portfolios ranging from $5M to several Billion $$ in revenue. Interns will have project-based work.


* Use strategic thinking to see the big picture, determine the problem and understand fundamental parts of the problem.
* Prepare and deliver insights and recommendations based on analysis.
* Synthesize findings and draw conclusions from analyses.
* Making oral/written recommendations to upper management. Execute tasks directly related to functional projects and/or process improvements.
* Communicate issues and roadblocks related to areas of responsibility.
* Participate in high level Executive meetings, gaining exposure to cross-functional business units, building networking relationships, learning/mentoring from top-level management at one of the most revered companies in the world, and engaging in real world business situations that have a direct impact on over 300,000+ associates


* Position reports to a Manager or Sr. Manager in Finance/Accounting
* No direct reports


* Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.


* Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.


* Must be eighteen years of age or older.
* Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

* The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 0 years

Physical Requirements:

* Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Additional Qualifications:

* Success working in a fast-paced, team environment; superior written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Currently enrolled Bachelor Degree candidates (minimum half of coursework toward degree satisfied) in the following majors: Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting majors.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
* 3.5 GPA or higher
* Prior Internship experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

* Ability to communicate issues and recommend solutions in a timely manner.
* Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and excellent communication skills
* Strong organizational and planning skills
* Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
* Proven ability to meet deadlines

About Home Depot

The Home Depot, Inc.is a home improvement retailer. The Home Depot stores sell an assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products, and provide a number of services. The Home Depot stores average approximately 105,000 square feet of enclosed space, with approximately 24,000 additional square feet of outside garden area. During the fiscal year ended February 1, 2009 (fiscal 2008), the Company had 2,233 The Home Depot stores located throughout the United States, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories of the United States Virgin Islands and Guam, Canada, China and Mexico. On January 26, 2009, the Company announced the closing of its EXPO, THD Design Center and Yardbirds stores. (Source: 10-K)