Accounting Intern

The mission of JAARS is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth.  We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media and training.  We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance, and with other organizations locally and globally.  JAARS has a 70-year history of innovation and excellence in supporting Bible translation around the world.

Position summary

As a participant in the JAARS six-month Accounting Internship program, you will gain real world experience and exposure to not-for-profit accounting, while making a meaningful contribution to making Bible translation possible.

The paid internship runs from June 3 through December 20, 2019 and will report directly to the CFO. Housing and weekday lunches will be offered.


  • Prepare financial reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends
  • Collaborate as part of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Implementation team with migration to new financial system including:
    • Perform system testing
    • Write procedures and documentation necessary for successful implementation of the system
  • Substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents
  • Recommend process improvements while maintaining accounting controls
  • Back up Accounting staff
  • Assist the CFO with special projects
  • Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree candidate in their senior year or above
  • Accounting major preferred
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week on the JAARS campus in Waxhaw, NC
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as interaction with management at all levels is required

JAARS vision, mission, core values, and what we believe

To Apply

JAARS Employee e-Application


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Please submit application and resume to or call (704) 843-6150 with questions.