Finance Intern 2021

Avon Lake, Ohio, United States
Competitive salary
26 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Job role
Experience level
Entry level, Internship

Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne Corporation), with 2019revenues of $2.9 billion, provides specialized and sustainable materialsolutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing newproducts to life for a better world. Examples include:

  • Barrier technologies that preservethe shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishablegoods through high-performance materials that require less plastic
  • Light- weightingsolutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass andwood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation
  • Breakthrough technologies thatminimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packagingacross a spectrum of end uses

Avient employs approximately 9,100 associates and iscertified ACC Responsible Care® and a founding member of the Alliance to EndPlastic Waste. For more information,visit


At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement.Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE andPride to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We alsoprovide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy,Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth ina variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs,casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed tobuilding upon our positive momentum.

At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgroundsgives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality ofopportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws.Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement arebased solely on a person's qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.

Job Summary

Avient is seeking a summer intern to join the CorporateFinance team, which provides global solutions and services to enable Avient andits customers to reach world-class performance. The Internship provides anundergraduate student with project opportunities within key areas of finance,audit and accounting. Types of activities may include internal audit, tax,treasury, mergers & acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, costaccounting and financial reporting. During the internship they will establish relationships with peers andleaders, learn fundamentals and be provided feedback from the program manager.Upon completion, participants may have the opportunity to join the FinanceLeadership Development Program after graduation.

Essential Functions
  • Work as a partner withbusiness/department analysts or directors to resolve financial related issues.
  • Work with the business/department tobecome a contributing member of the finance team.
  • Contribute to financial analysis,general accounting, and cost accounting by practical application.
  • Gain exposure to domestic andinternational operations and knowledge of Avient customers and go-to-marketstrategies.
  • Contribute in monthly and quarterlyfinancial closings, projections, and forecasting process.
  • Interact with Senior Management,build relationships with other employees across the globe and make a differencein Avient's future success.


  • Currently pursuing Bachelors ofScience degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related business field.
  • Team player with strong projectmanagement and organization skills.
  • Prior internship experiencepreferred but not required.


Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competenciesas a Leader of Self. Additionally,management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Othersand/or a Leader of the Business. Thesecompetencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help ourassociates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and careerdevelopment.

Physical Demands

The characteristics listed below are representative of thephysical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfullyperform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Requires standing and sitting forprolonged periods of time, talking and listening
  • Must be able to walk and use hands
  • Typically work is in an officeenvironment where the noise level is low to moderate

Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. Wemaintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to allqualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, geneticinformation, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classificationin accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. *LI-BS1