Interns will gain experience working in municipal government, including working with managers, division directors and other staff on a regular basis.
Internships are designed to provide interns with hands-on experience in local government, including research experience and assisting with project development within the designated departments. Interns will also gain valuable experience working in a professional office environment.
Illustrative Examples of Essential Duties: Interns will perform tasks as assigned by Department Director or supervisor, including but not limited to:
Interns assigned to the Finance Department will have the opportunity to develop government accounting and finance experience through assisting with routine daily/weekly/monthly departmental tasks including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, fixed assets, payroll, and purchasing; assisting with preparation of the City's financial reports, reconciliations, analysis, annual budget and year end audit.
Assisting in research and the preparation of various reports and working papers and performing a variety of analytical work and/or reconciliation of detail transactions as assigned by supervisor or Department Director.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to show relevant course work in accounting.
Ability to analyze detail transactions and learn reconciliation processes.
Ability to conduct research and prepare clear and concise reports and analysis.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to communicate in a professional, friendly and tactful manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, government officials, representatives of other agencies, and the general public.
Knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Ability to pay close attention to details.
Minimum Requirements: Required Education & Experience:
Have completed basic college-level accounting courses and be in the process of completing some higher college-level courses in Accounting.
Accounting majors preferred. Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration majors will be considered if appropriate accounting coursework has been completed.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
The essential job functions of this position will require the employee to perform the following physical activities. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis:
Individual's sensory modalities (vision and hearing) and physical capabilities (ambulation, strength, coordination, dexterity, range of motion) must be sufficient to perform the Essential Duties of the position.