Accounting: My Experience At Multi-Color Corporation

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At the beginning of this journey I thought majoring in accounting would be the perfect major for me. Therefore interning at Multi-Color Corporation, I thought would be the perfect opportunity. Multi-Color is a label company that prints over 10 million labels a day. There are over 45 different plants all around the world and the Scottsburg plant usually produces the most sales. The accounting department basically keeps the company running. Without the accounting department bills would not get paid or bills would not get mailed out for the customers to pay. At Multi-Color there are four main accountants: Accounts Payable (Melissa Campbell), Accounts Receivable (Tiffany Lowe), Cost Accountant (Jeremy Hafer), and Accounting Coordinator (Shari …show more content…
Some of the everyday tasks I would do at my internship was: coding freight, entering PO’s into the computer system, complete/close jobs, and learning how to bill people. Over fall break I had the opportunity to actually work a whole week at my internship. I worked for the accounts payable person and would basically do everything they would do on a normal day. This was a very unique opportunity. I was able to see how my life would be everyday if I was an accountant. On a daily basis I was told how much of a help I was. By doing some of the work the accounts would be doing is a big help to …show more content…
At Multi-Color they use PC’s while at the high school we use Macs. This was something I was not really used to. However, it was pretty easy to adapt since Scottsburg has made me knowledgeable in technology. Since the high school uses Macs I was also not familiar with Excel. The one thing my internship advised me to do before I get a job in accounting is to take some Excel courses. Excel is something I will use everyday in the accounting world, and I quickly learned that out. I was on Excel pretty much every other day at my internship, which made it kind of challenging in the beginning, since I was not used to this. Another technology source that I was not familiar with was the accounting software. Multi-Color uses a software called SAP, while I was not used to this software, it did not take very long for me to get used to

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