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Georgia County Internship Program Spotlight

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Bradley McFall, Kennesaw State University Student, Interns with the Polk County Finance Department

Bradley McFall, a business management major at Kennesaw State University, completed an internship with the Polk County Finance Department as part of the 2016 Summer Georgia County Internship Program. Although he had no prior experience working within county government, Bradley started his internship with a desire to grow professionally and utilize his business experience.

McFall was tasked with reviewing and updating the financial accountability policy and procedure for the county. To complete the project, he had to review county budget policies, work on the FY2016 final budget and the FY2017 budget, and apply the experience to an updated financial policy. This required McFall to quickly learn basic financial reporting and policy as it applied to county government. The project also allowed him to further develop his skill set in Microsoft Excel and obtain a greater level of detail in accounting.

When asked about the favorite part of his internship, McFall noted that it was learning how an accounting department operates. He further stated that discovering how to review detailed financial documents was the most useful part of his internship and that the experience and skills he learned would certainly assist him in his future goals.

Upon discussing his experience working with the finance department, McFall noted that he had a positive experience and that he enjoyed the work and the environment of the internship. He further stated that his experience would transfer to almost any other accounting department. When asked about his plans after graduation, McFall expressed that he would definitely consider a career in county government.

For more information on GCIP, please visit the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation website at

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