• Internal Audit- Financial Operations and Sarbanes-Oxley Intern - Summer 2019

    Post Begin Date 3 weeks ago(10/1/2018 8:55 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Employment Type
    80-Internal Audit
  • 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.


    Internal Audit helps the business assess risks, and we test the design and effectiveness of the controls used to manage them. We are an objective organization that helps the Company accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management and control processes.


    The Financial Operations Audit group performs various audits to assess the effectiveness of the underlying process throughout the year based on an annual risk assessment as well as special projects requested by executive leadership and the Board of Directors. 


    The SOX Audit group performs a yearlong audit on Southwest Airlines’ Sarbanes Oxley internal controls covering all key business processes in the organization.  The SOX Audit group works alongside management from all departments and the external auditors all year. 



    As a Financial Operations and/or SOX Audit Intern, you will assist the department in audits which will develop skills to enhance your understanding of risks and controls, auditing techniques and airline terminology by performing the following types of duties:

    • Being part of meetings with management to gain an understanding of certain business processes.
    • Preparing and maintaining audit work papers with assistance pertinent to the audit’s scope and objectives. This will include documenting the process in a narrative format and testing the controls.
    • Comprehending the meaning of test results as they relate to internal control strengths and weaknesses.
    • Adapting to and using technology to improve the effectiveness of assignments, increase efficiencies, and quickly complete work objectives.



    • 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.



    • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a fulltime Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program with a major in Accounting or a Business related degree with an emphasis in Internal Audit
    • Minimum of Junior level by hours (60+) at the start of the internship.
    • Maintained 3.0 or above cumulative GPA.



    • Previous auditing experience is preferred, but not required.
    • SOX or IT experience is preferred, but not required.
    • Data analytics classes or experience is a plus, but not required.
    • Previous Audit related internship experience within the last 12 months is preferred.



    • Ability to communicate in a tactful and courteous manner to convey a mature, common sense approach and attitude.
    • Ability to work with individuals in leadership positions inside and outside the Company.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Ability to apply professional judgment sufficient to handle and resolve tasks.
    • Demonstrates and maintains an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information.
    • Possess general PC skills and be able to use Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint); advanced capabilities (i.e. Pivot Tables, complex data analysis, and graphics production) are preferred.
    • Understanding of application, database, and operating system hierarchy and how infrastructure components relate to system operation is preferred.



    • Unofficial transcript.
    • “Why Southwest Airlines” essay (Length determined by author.)
    • Letters of Recommendation.



    • Full-time: Approximately 40 hours per week.



    • $20/hr + 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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