Name: Brendan Smith-Wilks
Hometown: North Kingstown, RI
Minor: Finance and Forensic Accounting
Internship Sponsor: GTECH
As a finance intern, my primary responsibilities include:
- Assist with financial forecast presentations to senior management
- Review Licensed Content contracts for revenue recognition and prepare a cash forecast summary
- Update the projected monthly revenue earned from each customer and project future expenses
- Input the monthly revenue earned from each customer into the company’s computer system
GTECH is a large company in the gaming and lottery industry that produces scratch tickets for many countries around the world. These lottery games are designed with appealing and interesting features to entice players and helps support schools and education through the funds raised. GTECH is beginning to develop and create online scratch tickets which are designed to interact with players and sets themselves apart from their competitors.
I have found that my knowledge of Excel, which I have developed from taking computer science and other classes, has helped me to succeed in this field. This internship is helping me to develop my writing communication skills which I use in preparing financial presentations to senior management. I enjoy working in a team and seeing how my work helps other employees to make important decisions.
This internship is giving me valuable experience and has increased my interest in working in this type of company. GTECH’s mission statement emphases “Customers First” and all of the employees strive to achieve this mission.