CARMAX Accounting Intern in Richmond, Virginia

Position Description

CarMax Accounting is seeking a talented individual with a passion for business and a desire to develop into a strong business leader. This paid summer internship at our Home Office in Richmond, Virginia is designed to expose current college students to a corporate accounting environment and provide a valuable hands-on experience. The intern will be responsible for securing housing and daily transportation (no public transportation is available to our Home Office).

What is CarMax?

  • A great place to work. We're proud to be one of FORTUNE®:'s "100 Best Companies to Work For." We have a fun and casual environment with perks like an on-campus fitness center and café, and everyday casual attire.

  • An industry leader with huge growth potential. CarMax has revolutionized the auto industry by making car buying easy. As the nation's largest retailer of used cars, we currently have over 200 stores in more than 95 U.S. markets, more than $15 billion in annual sales, and an overwhelmingly positive consumer response. But the biggest opportunities lie ahead: we hold only a small share of the late-model used car market, allowing room for exponential growth.


What does an Accounting Intern do at CarMax?

The work our interns perform is very similar to the work performed by our full-time Associates. This may include tasks in a variety of different functions such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, corporate accounting, fixed assets, financial reporting, etc. Responsibilities will be a mix of independent work and collaborative, cross-functional projects, and may include interactions with customers and/or vendors. Ideal candidates are those who are interested in:

  • Obtaining a hands-on experience that will provide exposure to the different functions that combine to form a corporate accounting department

  • Contributing to the goals that support our Accounting initiatives

  • Contributing ideas and opinions to support our continuous improvement environment

  • Developing technical and business skills

  • Access to Management and building relationships with our leadership team and other associates outside of accounting

Position Requirements


  • Thinks logically, conducts root cause analysis, uses resources to find answers and considers impacts of decisions

  • Completes tasks in a timely manner while balancing multiple priorities and interruptions

  • Makes and follows through on commitments

  • Takes initiative and works independently

  • Cooperates and works well with others; resolves conflict in a positive manner

  • Expresses opinions and innovative ideas

  • Adapts to change

  • Challenges others and the status quo appropriately

  • Uses various methods of communication appropriately (e.g. phone, email, face-to-face)

  • A rising junior or rising senior in a 4-year business degree program (accounting preferred but not required) with an understanding of basic accounting terminology

  • A history of achievement and aptitude demonstrated by a strong GPA, and/or other recognition such as scholarships, awards, and honor societies

  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel required (i.e. filtering, v-lookups, subtotals, shortcuts); basic level of Microsoft Access a plus

  • Requires mathematical skills that would be gained from a typical undergraduate accounting or business curriculum

CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.