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Accounting Co-Op (Part-Time)



Accounting & Finance
Mentor, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

What we are looking for

We are seeking innovators, collaborators, and problem solvers. Our intern and co-op associates do not shy away from a challenge, and are looking for a chance to create a real impact with our company. Avery Dennison’s Internship & Co-Op Program has a single business focus to cultivate future talent for our rapidly growing organization. With a concentrated blend of experiential on-the-job learning, a dynamic environment, access to business leaders, and an encouraging team of co-workers, peers, and supervisors, the Internship and Co-Op Program will provide you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and collaborate on a number of strategic projects.

We’re seeking a part-time Accounting Co-Op(10-15 hrs per week) to join our business in North America during the Spring of 2025. These hours could increase for Summer 2025 to full time. You will provide Accounting support for North America operations. In this role, you will assist with the close process and various analyses, and ensure all reporting deadlines are met while collaboratively working with the Accounting Team and other Functions. You will also work on projects that support Accounting’s continuous efforts to standardize and streamline processes.

The Accounting Intern typically works for one of the following teams:

  • Accounts payable

  • Accounts receivable

  • Indirect Tax/General Accounting

What you will be doing

The primary roles and responsibilities of this internship will be:

  • Participate in monthly close process, including journal entries, account reconciliations, and any analysis associated with those activities

  • Support business unit and accounting managers/analysts on various analyses

  • Complete projects directly linked to the Accounting Team efficiency initiatives

What sets us apart

Avery Dennison’s Internship and co-op Program is unlike any other with its emphasis on networking, community and support. From Day 1, networking is encouraged, promoted and expected within the program. As you are on-boarded with other summer interns and Early Careers Program associates from various tracks, you quickly develop a community of individuals all committed to make sure you have what it takes to succeed.

A core component of the curriculum is the mentoring program. Paired with an Early Careers Associate or program graduate within the organization, the program focuses on the transition from college to corporate, leveraging strengths, networking and defining your early career path.

In addition, as an organization that values diversity and inclusion, we welcome our Summer Interns to take an active role in our Employee Resource Groups(ERG’s). ERG’s are a group of employees that help advance and promote diversity, cultural awareness and an inclusive work environment. Some of our ERG’s are Black Employee Resource Group (BERG), Elevate(Woman’s), NEO Chinese Association, Unite(LGBT+), Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG), and Voz Latina.

Internship positions at Avery Dennison are paid and relocation assistance is provided for those that qualify.


What you will need to bring to the program

Avery Dennison has a long history of being an industry leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:


  • Pursuing a BS in Accounting or Business or related field required.

This position will be located in our Mentor, Ohio office and Reliable Transportation to and from work is required*

Preferred Experience

  • Previous internship/co-op experience or relevant work experience (a plus)

  • Strong Excel/Google Sheets skills, and experience in building financial models (a plus)

  • Experience via student organizations, such as Beta Alpha Psi, Association of Latino Professionals of America, Multicultural Business Association, Accounting Association, American Accounting Association, etc.

  • Volunteerism or similar activities

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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