After two years in our Accounting Department, Ryan has earned the title of Spot’s longest-tenured intern. He took the time to reflect on his internship at Spot and what motivated him to accept his full-time offer as a Staff Accountant. Check out what he had to say below!
In my opinion the driving force behind Spot’s fast-paced growth boils down to one thing: the people. The employees at Spot are not only people you can see yourself working with, but having a good time with. Spot encourages a work-hard, play-hard environment, and management seems to know the perfect time to let loose a little bit. These are times where Spot caters in food in for the all of the employees, organizes an all-day cornhole tournament, or puts together a tailgate for football season kicking off.
In my time at Spot, I have learned a great deal about accounting having the benefit of working on both accounts receivable and accounts payable projects. When I first started in the accounting department, the majority of my work responsibilities revolved around processing payments for our carriers and helping resolve any issues related to billing. Processing carrier payments is the catalyst for invoicing our customers, and the understanding of this process has helped me immensely as my responsibilities have progressed. After two tours of duty in the Accounting Intern role, I was brought in on more projects that allowed me to learn even more about Accounting. Some of these projects were making regular debit and credit adjustments, handling accounts receivable for one of our customers, and the monitoring and reconciliation of the main cash account.
Before graduating from IUPUI this past December, I spent a lot of time reflecting on my post-graduation plans. Luckily, near the end of my 3rd term as an intern, Spot came to me with a full-time job offer serving as a Staff Accountant with increased responsibilities. I was pleased to have accepted the offer, even if it meant that my term as Spot’s longest tenured intern officially came to an end. It didn’t take long for me to realize that Spot is unique. As I considered my plans after graduation I asked myself questions like:
- Where else could I learn this much in such a short time?
- Where else can I wear jeans and a t-shirt to work?
- Where else will I get to work with other hardworking people like those at Spot?
- Where else will I be given the opportunity to continuously learn and grow like I have in my four semesters as an intern?
Like I mentioned before, Spot provides a work experience that I believe is unmatched elsewhere.
I could not be more excited to be a part of Spot’s rapid growth in the coming years. In my short time here, the company has doubled in annual revenue, moved into a much larger Charlotte office, doubled the size of the Indianapolis office, and the accounting department has grown from five employees and three interns to nineteen employees and six interns. All of these major changes occurred in only 17 months. I’m incredibly grateful for my time as an intern and am extremely excited to further expand upon my career as a full-time Spot employee!