Corporate Accounting Trainee

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric

​Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world. 

Req. ID: 23646 


PURPOSE: This is an entry level Accounting position to expose a Trainee to various processes within the Corporate Accounting / Finance function. The Trainee will rotate over a two-year period in a variety of functional areas, including Financial Reporting, General Accounting, Cost Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Business Development, etc. The Trainee will also assist in Corporate Accounting / Finance projects and initiatives.


  • Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly management reports and presentations.
  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Prepare and analyze the cost of producing the organization's products and services, as well as capital budget requests.
  • Assist with physical inventories for division and subsidiaries.
  • Assist with preparation of SEC financial statement filings.
  • Assist with the integration of acquired businesses, including physical inventories, management reporting, development of control structure, etc.
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required; Master’s degree and / or CPA designation preferred (or in process).
  • Previous Accounting or Finance work or intern experience a plus.
  • Must be highly motivated and possess excellent analytical and communication skills with an interest in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must possess a high degree of flexibility and demonstrate the ability to perform numerous tasks and assignments concurrently.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel and Power Point) essential, SAP and HFM knowledge a plus.



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Finance 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, ERP, SAP, Manufacturing, Technology