2021 Accounting Summer Intern

Internship The Financial Times posted 1 month ago

Job Description

About Us 

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organizations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news, and services for the global business community.  We have offices in more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila, Sofia, San Francisco, and Tokyo. 

Our Internships

We are looking for passionate and motivated students who are interested in pursuing a career in media to join our team! This program is a paid, six-week summer internship.

Applications will be accepted through January 8, 2021. Successful candidates will be contacted starting in February. 

As an intern we want you to truly be part of the team and to make a meaningful contribution during your time on the team. Our internships are designed to involve you with hands-on project work from day one, you will face new challenges every day and work alongside career professionals. We want you to gain a better understanding of the professional field you aspire to work in, through learning experiences, and gain skills to ensure a successful transition there.

Team & Role Overview

We are seeking an energetic and hardworking intern for our Finance Department who is ready to apply knowledge of financial terms and principles to an authentic real-world experience. 

This position will support the Finance Team with day to day operations and projects, including analyzing data, preparing financial reports, and learning about varied accounting activities. This is an exciting opportunity for any student pursuing a career in finance.

What You’ll Work On:

  • Assist in various aspects of monthly close process, including journal entries preparation

  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations

  • Participate in processes risk assessment and provide support in improving existing processes

  • Participate in other ad-hoc projects as needed


What we’re looking for:

  • Students currently enrolled at an accredited college/university and entering at least their junior year who are pursuing BA or MA in Accounting

  • An overall GPA of 3.3 or higher

  • Excellent analytic and organizational skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • High level of attention to detail and meticulous follow through. 

  • Take initiative to undertake tasks 

  • Ability to work independently, but also work well with co-workers in a team environment

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, prior experience with Oracle is a plus

Further Information

At the FT, we know our most valuable resources are our people and we embrace our employees’ unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. 

Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.  

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