Finance and Accounting Intern - Corp Accounting & FPA
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Internal Number: R2024-511
Summer Internship: May 20 - August 9
For Rising Junior or Senior Undergraduate Students Only
NRECA is a unique national trade association providing advocacy, financial services and business support services to over 900 consumer owned electric cooperatives across the country. NRECA employees are united by our mission, inclusive culture, collaborative workplace and commitment to service excellence. As a "best place to work" employer, we operate with integrity, transparency, and a spirit of innovation.
Summary of Position
NRECA's Finance department manages the accounting, financial planning/budgeting, and procurement operations across a broad range of entities and businesses that support NRECA and its affiliated organizations, trusts, and other entities. We are a team of dynamic individuals collaborating across NRECA to implement best practices and provide innovative business solutions. We enable the good stewardship of member funds across NRECA by diligently embracing our core values of transparency and fiscal responsibility.
We are searching for an aspiring finance professional who would be highly engaged in a dynamic and immersive learning experience. Through hands-on exposure to various facets of finance, our intern can apply theoretical knowledge gained in academic settings to real-world scenarios. By participating in this program, interns will have the opportunity to develop practical skills, enhance their understanding of financial processes, and contribute meaningfully to our team. The intern will rotate through Accounting Operations, Corporate Accounting, and Financial Planning & Analysis.
Assist in analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports.
Work on projects involving financial modeling, budgeting and forecasting.
Gain hands-on experience in processing invoices, and cash management.
Participate in the external audit processes, helps to gather and organize financial documentation.
Contribute to the preparation of monthly reconciliations, financial reports for both internal and external stakeholders.
Collaborate on special financial projects as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Skills
A current Junior/rising Senior seeking an undergraduate degree in Finance and/or Accounting.
Ability to learn new systems and processes and quickly incorporate them into the daily work.
Ability to organize and manage time effectively.
Pays close attention to detail and review work for quality.
A strong team player with good interpersonal and relationship building skills.
Strong communication skills both orally and in writing.
Applies good judgement related to escalating issues and requesting assistance when needed.
Experience in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Ability to operate various office equipment such as personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine or other job-related equipment.
Essential Physical Requirements
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading.
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
The preceding job description has been written to reflect management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
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