Financial Analyst/Cost Accounting Intern

Merrill Manufacturing Company
Storm Lake, Iowa, United States
Competitive salary
04 Dec 2022
19 Dec 2022
Experience level
Entry level, Internship
About Us

Merrill Manufacturing is North America's leading manufacturer of parts and accessories to the water, well, and irrigation industries. We are a family-owned company known for our incredible service and quality products. Our values guide everything we do, and as an employee of Merrill, you will be expected to do the right thing, share your passion for the brand, have a can-do, will-do attitude, think of we before me, and be part of the solution.

Job Summary

The Financial Analyst/Cost Accounting Intern is responsible for assisting with Merrill's business goals. Successful intern will audit current financial reporting, develop and analyze variance reporting, conduct and prepare cost test plans, assist with the physical year-end inventory counts, and review and enhance the standard costing process to ensure accurate product costing as Merrill delivers products that meet our customers' needs. The Cost Accounting Intern will also be working closely with the Supply Chain Department to implement reporting around efficiency and manufacturing processes. In addition, the intern is given the opportunity to apply skills and gain an understanding of the Merrill organization and processes. This position will provide analytical support and gather Merrill business data to better understand how to strategically execute on business goals.

Work Responsibilities & Duties
  • Review and Audit key financial reporting used to measure the company's progress
  • Enhance the Standard Costing Process
  • Implementation of Advanced Work Order Reporting and WIP
  • Analyze manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by direct supervisor

Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Must be a sophomore or higher pursuing a bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.

Preferred Skills and Expectations
  • Must have exceptional analytical skills and be able to work with complex sets of data
  • Detail oriented with ability work with speed and accuracy
  • Results focused, acts decisively, displays initiative
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to interact with various levels and departments within the organization
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Excel

Additional Notes

No travel Required.

Must have the right to legally work in the United States.

Ability to manage one's own travel within Storm Lake, housing offered if needed.


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, "protected statuses"). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.