Title:                    Summer Intern 2023 - Accounting
Position:             Hourly
Reports to:         Controller
Division:              Corporate
Location:             Paducah, KY

About Marquette:
Headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky and founded in 1978, Marquette is a leading provider of inland marine transportation services. Our Company operates over 130 towboats on the Mississippi River System, Gulf-Intracoastal Waterway, and near-shore coastwise market. In addition, the Company controls over 1,000 dry cargo barges. The Company has additional offices in St Rose, LA, Lockport, LA and La Porte, TX. With over 1,500 vessel and shore-based employees, Marquette is the largest provider of independent towing services within the inland waterways. We are the only fully integrated fleet in the industry that can do what we do. 

Marquette’s core customers include several of the largest buyers of bulk freight in the world and the Company’s success has been driven by a long-term partnership approach to servicing its customers.  Marquette typically transports a variety of bulk commodities such as agricultural products, fertilizer, salt, aggregates, steel products, scrap metal, industrial sand, coal, petcoke and certain liquid bulk cargoes moved in tank barges.  Through the combined operations of its River and Gulf-Inland divisions, we provide customers integrated marine transportation solutions from as far north as Minneapolis / Chicago to the Center Gulf, west as far as Brownsville, TX and east to Pensacola, FL.  Marquette’s Offshore division is a leading provider of tugboat services in the dredging market and for complex towing work required for special project cargo moves.
Marquette is privately held by funds and investors associated with BDT Capital and the Eckstein family which founded the business.   The Company’s partnership with BDT provides access to a unique source of long-term private capital to support organic and acquisitive growth opportunities. 

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Assists with month-end financial close by reviewing and analyzing data and preparing journal entries and accruals for approval.
  • Reconciles and analyzes general ledger accounts.
  • Assists in preparation of financial statements.
  • Assists with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable duties.
  • Seeks out potential areas of improvement and supports continuous improvement projects.
  • Creates and analyzes business metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Seeking Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Ability to analyze financial data.
  • Attention to detail and processes.
  • Must be a self-starter and possess ability to perform a variety of tasks with moderate supervision.
  • Microsoft Office skills with emphasis in Excel.