• Financial Accounting and Reporting Intern - Summer 2019

    Post Begin Date 3 weeks ago(10/1/2018 8:55 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-25394
    Category
    Intern
    Location
    US-TX-Dallas
    Employment Type
    Intern
    Department
    40-Finance
  • Overview

     

    We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

    Responsibilities

    Department Overview

     

    The Department’s primary responsibility is to ensure financial information is materially correct, and consistently and accurately reported internally and externally. Overseeing the processing, accounting treatment, and accurate reporting of financial impact for every transaction.

     

     

    Team Overview

    In order to ensure this the Financial Accounting and Reporting team is responsible for maintaining the chart of accounts, recording the majority of manual journal entries, reconciling the majority of the balance sheet accounts, and explaining relevant accounting treatment. In order to ensure completeness the team accumulates data from around the company, consolidates, analyzes, verifies, and explains variances, trends, or abnormalities. Lastly, once the financial records are final the team ensures that financial reports are prepared in accordance with all reporting agency requirements.

     

     

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    Assist with monthly financial close process.

     

    Assist with internal/external financial statement creation, including SEC filings.

     

    Assist with Asset settlements and retirements

     

    Create/review process documentation of internal controls.

     

    Ad Hoc projects and research.

     

    Participate in the learning of SAP Platform system (general ledger.)

    Qualifications

     

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

     

    Must be at least 18 years of age.

     

    Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

     

     

    EDUCATION:

     

    Progress towards degree with a major/minor in Accounting required.

     

    Minimum Sophomore level required.

     

    Must have completed “Intro to Accounting” or equivalent course.

     

    To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours.)

     

    Maintained 3.0 or above cumulative GPA required.

     

     

     

    EXPERIENCE:

      

    Coursework in Accounting and/or Auditing required.

     

    Looking for an individual who is motivated.

      

    Desire/Interest to work in the field of Accounting.

     

     

     

    Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style:

     

    Must possess a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

     

    Excel knowledge: intermediate required, advanced preferred.

     

    Experience using essbase preferred.

     

    Able to use Word to write memos communicating the result of their work.

     

    Able to use PowerPoint to build presentations for verbal communications.

     

    Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills.

     

    Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as part of a team.

     

    PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (IF REQUESTED):

     

    Resume.

     

    Unofficial transcript.

     

    Essay “Why Southwest Airlines” – Length is up to the author.

     

    Letters of Recommendation.

     

    TIME COMMITMENT:

     

    Full-time - 40 hours per week.

     

    PAY:

     

    $15.00 per hour + flight privileges

     

    This Internship is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.

     

    All students must apply online at careers.southwestair.com

     

    Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

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