Intern, Accounting & Auditing

Finance Office - Omaha

Finance
Internship
POSITION TITLE: Accounting and Auditing Intern
DEPARTMENT: Finance
REPORTS TO: Accounting Manager
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 1, 2020
CLASSIFICATION: Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Exempt
HOURS PER WEEK: 20

POSITION SUMMARY
Intern will assist in planning, implementing and executing recurring and one-time projects in the Finance Office. Intern will also assist with the regular audit process.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Auditing
• Conduct online preliminary audit checks for parishes and schools
• Using QuickBooks, analyze financial reports and transactions for trends, accounting issues, and other relevant items when on-site
• Assist with on-site audit field work, including reviewing accounts payable and receivable; asset accounts; payroll and tax reporting; internal controls and cash handling procedures
Financial Analysis
• Perform in-depth financial analyses for parish/school capital project and loan requests
• Assist with analysis of parish/school budgets
Training
• Assist with drafting accounting and procedural manuals for parishes and schools
• Write, develop, and edit accounting manuals

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• General knowledge of the Catholic Church and its mission
• Knowledge of economic and nonprofit accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data
• Committed to ongoing training and professional development; regularly explores methods to improve quality and efficiency of work
• Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work tasks
• Adheres to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and standards set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
• Is a self-starter and assertive in completing job tasks and duties
• Proficient in computer and keyboard skills as well as an ability to learn and effectively use basic software

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Degree or Area of Study: Finance, Accounting, or Business Management
• Year of Study: Junior, Senior

WORKING CONDITIONS: PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Routine office environment; ADA-accessible building.
• Requires sitting for the majority of work duration; involves typing and other repetitive movement.