Accounting Intern

California, United States
10 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.

Job Summary

As an accounting intern in the Controller’s Office at Caltech you will work with various areas of the Controller’s Office supporting special projects, as well as performing regular daily activities. These areas may include reporting, project management, process mapping and other workflow documentation, and standardizing forms and templates. The intent of the program is to allow the intern to gain a practical understanding of the regular operations of the function, while providing a temporary resource to further progress on active projects.

Job Duties

  • Assist in implementing new accounting standards and tax requirements
  • Assist team with an internal audit of endowed funds
  • Research and review for appropriate recording of the funds, and in tracking related restrictions
  • Work with Caltech staff to locate additional support, make recommendations for necessary corrections, record the corrections, and document the results
  • Assist team in documenting process maps, workflows, and narratives
  • Identify areas that can be streamlined, and make recommendations for improvements as needed
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to adapt behavior and approach to different people and situations, including working well independently and with teams
  • Maturity, self-confidence, and tactful assertiveness
  • Must be pursuing a BA/BS in Accounting or another related field
  • Excellent organization skills, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work with a high degree of detail, and work with supervisor to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Experience with MS Office programs
  • Detailed-oriented and thorough worker

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)