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Finance Intern in Des Moines, IA at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is the largest public transit agency in Iowa, serving 18 cities in and around Polk County to varying degrees. Those include Alleman, Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Elkhart, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Mitchellville, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Runnells, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights. DART will be a leader in improving Central Iowa citizens quality of life by placing the customer first while providing safe, innovative and efficient public transportation service to the region.

Under supervision by the Finance Manager and guidance from the Chief Financial Officer, this position is for an individual looking to gain career experience while completing a Finance or related collegiate degree. The Finance Intern will work on a wide variety of tasks and projects in order to gain a better understanding of the roles Finance plays in local government. This position will assist in driving DART s strategic priorities of Financial Stewardship & Sustainability as well as provide additional support for accurate reporting and forecasting.

This internship will be for the summer and continue into the fall. The intern will be working roughly 30 hours per week during the summer, then we will work with a flexible schedule in the fall. Applicants should expect to work in a typical office setting. The start date for this position will be Monday, May 21st.

Perform general ledger account reconciliation
Assist in daily treasury operations
Perform banking reconciliations
Assist with month end close procedures as well as journal entries
Audit preparation
Assist with department implementation of SharePoint/Knowledge Lake system
Assist with Accounts Payable transaction verification and processing
Assist with Fixed Asset reporting and Grants Management

One or more years completed towards bachelor s degree
Currently enrolled as a college student with a Finance, Accounting, or related business major
Any prior related experience is a plus

Knowledge of:
Principles of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Familiarity with any financial software such as Dynamics Great Plains, Peach Tree, QuickBooks etc.

Skills or Ability to:
Ability to complete tasks in an efficient, cost-effective and professional manner.
Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and good record keeping.
Proficient in the Microsoft Office Product Suite.
Ability to prioritize, complete and meet deadlines on multiple projects.
Analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives, and make innovative and sound recommendations.
Develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with internal staff, contractors, vendors and the public using principles of good customer service.
Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal format, with the ability to clearly communicate to all levels of management.
Ability to work independently and within a team.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.

This position has no supervisory responsibility.