Crunching Numbers and Improving Processes

November 10 2017
Category: Academics

This week’s #SoaringToSuccess student is accounting and finance double major, Jesse Dedman '18. While it is safe to say that Jesse has a way with numbers, he also has a way of identifying process improvements and workflow efficiencies. His due diligence made a lasting impact during his internship at Amphenol Aerospace, located in Sidney, N.Y.

Let’s crunch the numbers and learn more from Jesse…

Jesse Dedman   Ampheonol

This summer I had the chance to intern in the accounting department at Amphenol Aerospace. Amphenol is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world for the military, commercial aerospace, and industrial markets.

As an accounting and finance double major, this internship was a great opportunity for me to experience firsthand how an accounting department at a large manufacturing company functions on a day-to-day basis. I had the opportunity to work directly with the controller of the company on several occasions, reviewing key strategic financial documents essential to the success of the company.

During my time at Amphenol, I noticed that the accounting department devoted a significant amount of time to several very repetitive tasks. Over the course of the summer, I was able to teach myself how to write macros in Microsoft Excel, which I implemented into a series of automation programs that reduce these tedious, time-consuming tasks to the simple click of a button. Because of the success of these programs, I was able to have a lasting impact on the Amphenol accounting department that will reduce the amount of time spent on these tasks by over 300 hours per year.

I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to intern with Amphenol. It was an excellent chance to get real-world experience in accounting and finance, to further my career-related skills, and to network with several successful members of my field.