Written by Cheyenne Yost
Kasey Trierweiler – Finance
Meet Kasey Trierweiler, one of the finance interns here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/INTERNATIONAL, Inc. Returning for a second internship this summer, Kasey knows her way around the office and is the second returning intern placed this summer at the corporate office. Being back for a second year allows Kasey to immediately join the team and have an instant impact. We are grateful Kasey came back for a second time. Check out what Kasey had to say about her repeat appearance and her experience as a finance intern.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your background?
Kasey: I am 21 years old and hail from Grand Ledge, Mich., which is just west of Lansing. I have four brothers, one sister, and a dog. I go to Madonna University where I major in accounting and play on the softball team. I’m planning to graduate in May 2015.
Q: What made you return to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
Kasey: I interned here at the corporate headquarters last year and I loved it! I am glad they let me come back. I like the flexibility and work environment. I also had the chance this year to work on some projects related to the company evolution and investments that are associated with the Franchisees. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is in the midst of multi-million dollar automation project and the support of these projects has been critical to our 20% per year annual growth.
Q: What are your day-to-day tasks here at the office?
Kasey: I am working on three projects right now: Open Sales Order Review, Missing Tracking Number Review, and Special Fees Review. The purpose of these reviews is to make sure franchisees and their administrative teams are utilizing our operating system in the most efficient and effective way possible.
For the Open Sales Order Review I run a report to see all the open sales orders for each franchise. If they have open sales orders, I send them a ticket asking them to close it and inquire if they need any assistance in doing so. This is important for royalty processing and for franchises to have the most up-to-date reporting as most reports are driven from closed sales orders. It’s really a critical piece to a smoothly running, transparent system. This data supports the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® dashboards which are critical to ongoing continuous improvement training that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® relies upon.
For the Missing Tracking Number Review, I pull up a report that shows all of the sales orders not yet printed off. I then go into our software and send out tickets to the appropriate franchises. This review prompts a notification to the franchises they may have missed printing a sales order to place in their files. If there is ever an on-site audit or a question from a customer, the franchise will be able to access the record quickly and with accuracy. The Special Fees Review is where I analyze all the charges franchises put into the special fee category and sort those out. This ensures they are properly classifying fees to aid in reporting and categorizing revenue correctly.
Q: What is your favorite TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Core Value and why?
Kasey: “Be your best and have fun”, because if you are not doing that, then your work will have no meaning. When you have it, it fosters job satisfaction and unleashes creativity in all you do!
Q: What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned while interning at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/INTERNATIONAL, Inc.?
Kasey: I have learned about many different computer programs and software which will be useful to me in the future. I have also learned a great deal about time management and priorities when as it relates to project coordination and accountability.
Q: Has the internship taught you anything about your field of study?
Kasey: It has taught me that there are so many different areas within accounting. It’s also opened my eyes to the fact that this profession offers a lot of unexpected variety on a daily basis. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® the team I worked work with included the accounting area, the financial analyst team, the QuickBooks team, the procurement team and the project coordinators. There are so many different areas of expertise within this organization and lots of opportunities for great people.
Q: Do you have any advice for the other interns?
Kasey: Advice I would impart to other interns is to get to know the other workers in your department and to absorb the interactions as part of the learning experience. Also, ask any questions you have along the way. Everyone is happy to help the learning process along; they were there once upon a time! Helping each other is part of the culture at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.
Q: What are your plans after graduation?
Kasey: After I graduate with my Bachelor’s degree, I plan to go back to school so I can attain the extra credit hours I need and take the CPA exam.
Q: One goal you hope to accomplish this summer/what you hope to take away from the internship?
Kasey: After this summer, I hope to become more knowledgeable with all of the accounting software that we use such as QuickBooks and AX.
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