Welcome to Design Launchers.
We've created this page to provide you with additional information regarding an opportunity to join our team as an entry level intern. This internship opportunity is open to Accounting students that are Juniors, or first semester Seniors with 1 to 2 years remaining before graduation.
Does the About Us page read like a description of yourself? If so, we want to hear from you.
At Design Launchers, we generally only work on projects that are to some degree mechanical or electro-mechanical in nature; devices, machines, tools, gadgets, widgets, or products with some function or form that makes it useful to the world in some way. From time to time there are exceptions, but to give you an idea of what's typical, here's a short list of just some of the industries and applications we've had the opportunity to help create new products in: medical device/instrument & orthopedic implants, athletic training equipment, theme park applications, weapon accessories, military equipment, virtual reality simulation hardware, boating products, fashion accessories, construction tools, cell phone cases, fishing products, oil & gas hardware, and more.
An internship with Design Launchers is not about getting coffee for the boss, mindless busy work, or making copies for the engineers. All of our team members, interns included, work in actual job functions while developing and fine tuning processes and systems to help grow the company. We are constantly striving to improve the company's processes and systems in every area of our operation. The majority of the accounting intern's time will be spent performing several of the real life accounting functions of a business (see below for details). In addition, we are looking for an accounting intern to help document and create repeatable systems and processes for all aspects of our accounting processes.
We are looking for students with 1 to 2 years remaining before graduation because we spend a significant amount of time investing in the training of our interns.
Because we want to only hire the right people, we have a somewhat long interview process. How long does the process take? However long that it takes to find the right people.
We'll start with the typical interview process you'd expect with bi-directional question and answer sessions starting with calls and then moving on to face to face interviews. The duration of this phase will entirely depend on the number of applicants.
It is important to note, experience is certainly a plus, but it is far more important to us to find the right kind of individual for the long haul than someone who knows a little about Quick Books right now. We will provide the resources and time to develop the programs and processes as needed.
Once hired as an intern, we will begin with likely around 5 to 10 paid hours per week and ramp up to more hours per week as needed and as you become more self sufficient in your role. Understanding you are in school, we are very flexible with work schedules but we keep relatively normal office hours, Monday through Friday.
Things you will learn about as a Design Launchers accounting intern:
- Quick Books Accounting Software
- Monthly Reconciliation
- Monthly Cash Allocation Analysis
- Weekly Project Billing Status Dashboard
- Project Accounting Process Work-flow
- Project Post-mortem & Job Costing Analysis
- Quarterly & Annual Reports
- Calculating Key Financial Ratios & Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)
- Annual/Monthly Budgeting
- Documentation of Accounting Processes
If the opportunity to join the Design Launchers team sounds like something you'd like to learn more about, please complete the contact form below: