Columbus, Ohio


Worthington Industries is searching for a bright, motivated accounting or finance professional to support senior accounting staff with general accounting, financial analysis, and reporting duties.  Ideal candidate is a highly-motivated, independent, self-starter with an accounting or finance background. Great opportunity for an entry-level Accounting candidate to learn about Accounting and Finance at a profitable and growing Fortune 500 company. Excellent culture with a history of training, mentoring and promoting team members. 


Accountants work closely with senior accounting/finance staff to complete a variety of job duties, including: 

  • Responsibility for timely and accurate generation of financial statements and the preparation of internal and external management financial reports
  • Design and maintain moderately complex forecasts using trend and statistical techniques.  Make recommendations for further review by sales, operations, and business unit management.
  • Performing account analyses and reconciliations, including general ledger accounts, trend and utilization analysis, cost analysis and make recommendations based upon the research
  • Assist with internal control evaluations related to Sarbanes-Oxley and ascertain whether company assets are properly accounted for and safeguarded from loss
  • Administering the Capital Appropriation Request (CAR) process
  • Additional general accounting, finance, and other duties as required

This role is considered a key entry level position within Worthington Industries.  Candidates will gain exposure to various areas in the business/levels of management and be challenged to streamline aspects of the financial reporting process. 

Desired Experience
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with Major in Accounting, Finance, or Related Field  (CPA or CMA a plus)
  • Open to Accounting  Interns with 2 or more prior internships who will be able to work full-time starting in the Spring. Must be able to work part-time or more until Spring when the expectation is to work full-time. 
  • 0-2 plus years of experience
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office, plus intermediate to expert Excel skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with minimal direction
Bachelors in Accounting or Finance


Company Information

We are dedicated to the belief that people are our most important asset. In filling job openings every effort is expended to find candidates within Worthington, its divisions or subsidiaries. Employee development, opportunity to grow and continuing to evolve both as an employee and as a company are instrumental to our success. We encourage employees to inquire about open positions and apply to those that help further their career goals.  

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

Columbus, Ohio

We’re proud of our humble beginnings and continued success.

In 1955, a young steel salesman named John McConnell saw an opportunity for custom-processed steel—and he dove right in. He purchased his first load of steel by borrowing $600 against his 1952 Oldsmobile, and then used that money to start Worthington Industries in Columbus, Ohio.

In his first year of business, McConnell grossed $342,000; his profit was $11,000. Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s, he continued to add processing facilities. In 1966, he started sharing his profits with the people he worked with. At the same time, all production workers were put on a salary rather than an hourly schedule. In 1968, Worthington Industries made its first public stock offering of 150,000 shares at $7.50 per share.

In 1976, after only 21 years in business, we celebrated $100 million in sales. Throughout the 1980s, business continued to expand rapidly.

In 1996, John McConnell’s son, also named John, took over as chairman and CEO. He had worked for the company more than 20 years; he started as a general laborer and later advanced to sales, operations and personnel.

During the 1990s, many of our non-core businesses were sold so we could focus on our core strengths: steel processing and metals-related businesses. In 2000, we moved to the New York Stock Exchange.

We continue to lead the diversified metal manufacturing industry with a focus on the Golden Rule, valued employees, stability and innovation.

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