Summer Intern-Accounting/Finance

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-674110
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Internship
    • Date Updated: March 14, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Requirements for summer internship:

Prospective summer interns must be at least 18 years of age and should be enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program.

This is a full-time, hourly position: 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday.

If selected, interns are responsible for securing housing for the summer.

Individuals who have held internship positions with the churchwide organization in the past are not eligible.

Preferred start date is June 3, 2019. End date to be determined based on return to school date.

Position summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate to intern as a member of our Mission Advancement budget/finance team. As this is an entry-level position, no prior accounting/finance experience is required; however, the candidate must have a strong interest and educational foundation in accounting and finance. Interns are encouraged to allocate some of their time to participate in community worship and special events held at our national office. This is a paid internship.

The intern will get broad experience in the many operational areas: not-for-profit and fund accounting, financial budgeting/reporting/analysis (monthly closing, report generation, and variance reviews), accounts receivable/invoicing/follow-up, as well as gift processing and related controls. The intern will also undertake special projects to analyze the results of our first major fundraising campaign (e.g., review campaign performance, evaluate our system that tracked multi-year pledges, test a model to discount and project cash flows from planned gifts raised during the campaign, etc.).

Physical Effort.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. This position requires sitting for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Skills:

Required competencies:

completed at least 2 years towards a bachelor degree in accounting;

must be detailed oriented, responsible, organized, self-directed, and focused on quality customer service;

proficient use of computers (MS Word and Excel);

flexibility, resourcefulness and self-motivated to learn;

strong written and verbal communication skills.