Reporting Intern

Internship Position Description

Position Title:

Accounting/Financial Reporting Intern - Auditor-Controller's Office   (unpaid internship)

Name and Location of Agency/Department Requesting Intern:

Financial Reporting and Mandated Cost Unit
Santa Ana, CA 92702  

Functions of Agency/Department:

The Auditor-Controller’s Office prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), a presentation of the County’s financial information.  The Auditor-Controller’s Office also provides specialized accounting services to County departments hosting a satellite Auditor-Controller accounting team.

Intern Duties/Responsibilities:

Interns will assist in the preparation of the CAFR and various other projects, including reviewing, compiling and analyzing the supporting documentation. In addition, interns will work with various external and internal auditors to implement new Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) pronouncements that affect CAFR reporting. Interns will perform other duties as needed.

The internship provides practical experience in applying accounting principles and policies and learning the special regulations and procedures applicable to governmental accounting in California. Interns will prepare journal entries and assist in the preparation of a variety of analytical accounting, statistical and narrative reports. 

Educational Requirements:

The internship is best suited for college students or recent graduates who have completed several accounting courses with an accredited college or university.

Skills, Training or Qualifications:

This department is seeking students or recent graduates who express a sincere interest in a career in the accounting division of a large governmental agency. This position is best suited for applicants with a business background or other related fields, with a concentration in accounting. Previous office experience and experience with Microsoft Office Suite are preferred.

Time Commitment:

Minimum 15 - 20 hours per week between mid-July through mid-December.  Hours must be scheduled during normal business hours (Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. - 4;30 p.m.).  Applicants able to schedule the maximum hours listed for the internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.

Benefits Available to Intern:

Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to permanent employment or include employee benefits, students or recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to build their resumes, develop career skills, apply academic knowledge to the workplace, network with professionals and explore career options with the Auditor-Controller's Office and other County departments. 

Additional Information:

Prior to placement, applicants may be asked to submit contact information for reference checks, and a LiveScan criminal record check through the California Department of Justice will be conducted. A U.S. Social Security number and valid state-issued driver’s license or identification card are required for the LiveScan.

How to Apply:

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