Intern, Accounting 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 6073 | JOB GRADE: 0  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



Internships have a lasting impact on our team at New York Air Brake! The co-op program for students in their Junior or Senior year of study provides the opportunity to make big contributions that help us deliver advanced freight rail solutions now and in the future. We value innovation, team players, and people with the passion to dig in when presented with new opportunities. We work hard, and we play hard; we have several community events and fun activities that foster a positive, people-first environment.


This is your opportunity to make a big impact on improving the quality of how the latest generation of locomotive and freight car braking systems are manufactured. You can expect challenging work and an insider's view into your future profession. You will work individually and as part of a project team while receiving regular feedback in preparation for a final presentation to company leaders.


Housing is available at Jefferson Community College for a limited number of students who live more than 50 miles from the Watertown site, the cost is paid for by the company, reliable transportation is strongly recommended.


Pay range for Accounting Intern position is dependent on your upcoming fall school year:

BA/BS Sophomore $16.00 
BA/BS Junior         $18.00 
BA/BS Senior        $20.00 


Responsibilities will include:

  • Receive, stamp and processe invoices with posted date and file/scan appropriately.
  • Assist with fixed asset manager on pulling and setting up assets.
  • Assist with fixed asset manager on identify and tagging asset in the Watertown plant.
  • Assist with updating and creating sales tax rate jurisdications for taxable customer sales.
  • Process invoices through MIRO. Process invoices by matching to purchase order on invoice, verify that the charges are correct.
  • Process miscellaneous invoices that need to be approved by the originator for payment. The approver should set the distribution charges; set the invoices up in SAP.
  • Problem Solving – Work with receiving, buyers, expediters, and vendors to resolve shipment, receiving, and invoice issues. Rectify issues and pay vendors as required
  • Open and stamp new mail with date stamp, process the invoices and file any ERS invoices appropriately.
  • Work with corporate controller or accounting manager on special projects.


Required Skills:

•           Strong communication, teamwork, and attention to detail

•           Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.



Degree Program: Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting majors

Minimum Year: Sophomore               

Our internships are not all work. NYAB is located in Watertown, New York. When not working, spend your free time hiking the Adirondack Mountains, kayaking the many waterways, enjoying the beaches of Lake Ontario, or exploring the history, food, and fun the Thousand Islands Region offers. You are just a short drive to World Class Casino, Golf, Shopping, and the award-winning Finger Lakes Wine Country. Our interns begin work as early as the end of May and work up until the middle of August. Expect 40 hours per week. You will participate in special events, & and outings and take advantage of wellness and workout programs in our fitness facility. There is something for everyone as a summer intern..


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Watertown